How to accept Credit Card Payments?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by gkell88, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. gkell88

    gkell88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I will be accepting credit cards starting next year.

    Is there any advantage to accepting lump sum prepays as opposed to quarterly or another type of recurring payment?

    I understand the CC companies are sometimes leary of lump sum payments for future services. Has this been your experience?

    I have read all of the archived threads on this topic, and most deal with the cost of the service. Are there any suggestions or ideas that I may have overlooked when it comes to actually accepting credit card payments?

    Do you keep your customers CC info on file, and how do you track that info to be alert for expired cards, etc.

    Any and all advice very much appreciated,

    Thank You

  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use quickbooks and it processes the credit cards right from there. It also keeps track of the information so I don't have to enter it every time
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A new way of accepting credit cards is with the new 'power swipe' Nextel phones. Its a cell phone with a 'swipe' reader built in to it. Haven't researched the details yet, but might make sense for service businesses.

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