Looking into credit card payments

Discussion in 'Lawn Care Business Management' started by Dry Granules, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Dry Granules

    Dry Granules LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Hello all, been in fertilization business over 30 years in the metro Detroit area. its December and still have a few to collect from. Made a few reminder calls and the customer asked if I take credit cards. I know times have changed, maybe it’s time to start accepting them. Who is accepting them and through which credit company. Belong to Costco and they have a service that you can obtain. Thanks everyone.
  2. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,090

    If your just doing a few cards a month Square is a good option.
  3. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 1,563

    I’ve used Square and now use Stripe through Yardbook. Both have worked well.
  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,522

    You probably need to get set up, you will get get your money quicker especially with big companies. I know I need to do this.
  5. firecutgrass

    firecutgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Which one do you like better?

    Pro's and con's for both?
  6. ltdlawn

    ltdlawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,952

    Yard book helps with schedule route invoice estimates and credit card payment. It has been something my customers like for the most part and they TIP!
    They process through stripe. Cost is like 3% plus$0.30 per transaction usual deposits in 2-3 days
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  7. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 1,563

    I honesty don’t have a preference. Square gives you the reader for your phone so you can swipe on the spot, so if you run pay at service, that might be the advantage. Only reason I switched to Stripe is that it’s the processing used by Yardbook.
  8. Dry Granules

    Dry Granules LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I have been using Real Greens lawn assistant for over 30 years. Don’t really want to change services. Also, most if not all customers are never home to swipe their cards. Looking for a service that I could possibly add to my web page or they could give me their number and I could post it in my office. I don’t anticipate a ton activity, but it’s nice to offer the added opportunity to make a payment. It would also help me collect from some of the year end deadbeats.
  9. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    If you are using real green why not set up merchant services and work on getting customers on auto pay?
  10. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Messages: 470

    I use joist for my electronic invoices. It gives me the option to turn on/off the credit card option. We pay is the processor. I've been pleased with it.

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