Customer's Credit Card Payment on your Cell Phone

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Rick13, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Has anyone tried Intuit GoPayments? Intuit will send you a credit card reader so your lawn customer's can now pay you with their credit cards. I just ordered Intuit's "Pay-As-You-Go" (charge you per transition with no monthly fee, no monthly minimum charges, and no set up fee). Intuit does charge you 2.7% to Swipe a credit card and 3.7% to Key in a credit card. But I thought it might be a good way to make it easier for customers to pay you instead of trying to avoid you. What do you think?

    Intuit also has a higher volume plan where you pay a monthly fee of $12.95 each month...but your Swipe Rate is 1.7% and Keyed Rate is 2.7%. You still get a free Intuit Credit Card Reader and no monthly minimum and no setup fee.

    Does anyone offer this for their customers? If not, are you going to?

  2. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I just setup a similar thing for Square Card Reader. It works the same way and I am going to try and use it this year when someone request it.
  3. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I just head about Square Card Reader tonight. I figured I would try Intuit since they make Quicken (which I use for personal/business), QuickBooks, TurboTax, etc...and usually their products are good, easy to use/learn, and reliable. Let me know how Square works for you. Thanks!
  4. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I should receive my free card reader in about a week. I hope they have a nice invoice system/form that gets mail to your customer's email account when using their credit card. Has anyone used or seen a receipt for Intuit GoPayment yet?
  5. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I made a Payment Email Receipt using Intuit GoPayment today. You will enter your Name, You Cell Phone, and Email Address. They also let you upload an image, so I choose to use My QR Code (linked to My Mobile Website).

    The Email Receipt will print up the Date, Time, and show the Transaction Location (shown here with the picture of the map).

    The Customer's Credit Card #, Exp. Date #, Auth. #, and Merchant # will also appear on their Email Receipt.

    Then the message, "Thank you for your business!" is already set, and I don't think you can change your greeting/thank-you message...yet?

    So what do you think? I think it looks good and gives you another quick service on getting paid sooner rather later.

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  6. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Anyone using this program for customer credit cards....other than stevenf and soon me?
  7. hawghunter

    hawghunter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Im using Square. I like it mainly bc there is no monthly fee. My wife has been using it for a year for her business selling dildos and she loves it. Customers spend a little more when you offer credit, so it seems.
  8. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,986

    rick, i just got mine in the mail a couple weeks but have yet to use it. Whats your opinion it?
  9. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    Hi FLC2000! I'm still waiting....but I think I have the online account set up and it sounds like it should be another great way to provide a way for you customer to pay. A lot of people use credit for points, flier miles, or cash back and the end of the year. So I think it should do good...until more and more people feel safe and secured. Then I think it might become very common way of selling services to people.

    I was hoping to receive my card reader today...but now it's looking like either Saturday or Monday.

    I will let you know more once I get it set up/linked to my phone.
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,495

    x2. No monthly fee and customers like they can get their reward points.:usflag:

    Hawg_your wife rocks!

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