Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by ffjoe, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. ffjoe

    ffjoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Does anyone here do credit cards via Paypal out in the field? I was thinking about doing that this year since i now do not do a CC. ANyone tried or do this and want to comment?

  2. TimNNJ

    TimNNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I use it once in a just have to set up a merchant account...I know some people have a link on their site for customers to pay through...this winter I am going to except cc with the square of paypal...they have an app for iphones and I think other smart phones
  3. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I have a square but use the mobile terminal I got through my bank instead. The bank was 1/4 % higher than square but they did not hold any of the funds as aquare's policy was to hold funds over 1,000 to protect against fraud. i got an email saying they are no longer holding funds and are releasing them to your account within 24 hours, so I will probably be switching to square now
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,646

    we have done paypal for several years and probably 2 or 3 folks use it per year. I am carrying around an iphone credit card reader and I set up a merchant account for October, November and December to see how many folks use their card. I also put the credit card logos on my proposal forms, so I will report back on how much this cost and if I felt it closed any jobs.
  5. Birchwood

    Birchwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    We use paypal and probabley have around 15 customers use it a season. The only problem is all behind the scene entry that I put in so that the customer can select their amount to pay, and not know what there neighbor is paying.
  6. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I don't know about holiday lighting but with my existing services I get alot of larger sales for irrigation and landscape lighting where the client either pays in full by credit card or parcial check and parcial card. If the customer has a low interest card it's a easy way for them to finance a larger install

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