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What to use for accepting credit cards?

plantdude

LawnSite Member
Location
kelowna bc
I'm having trouble finding a good way to accept cc's.

My bank doesn't have any options for me as a "seasonal business" with no real office.

It would be alot easier for me to just accept credit cards and I think I'd get more business.

What do you use?

Or is it worth the hassle?

-Chris
 

JRAZ

LawnSite Member
Location
NW
QB should work for ya. PayPal would probably work out too.

I use http://www.paymenow.com

It is quite simple to use and not a problem getting approved. Whatever you decide make sure you compare fees and the ease of use from the c/c companies and make the best decision for you!
 

mtdman

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
A2, Michigan
Quick books. You can accept credit cards, and set up an online payment page for each customer, email statements that can be paid online, etc. The fees are very small compared to paypal. Do it.
 
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plantdude

LawnSite Member
Location
kelowna bc
Thanks for the tip on Quickbooks, I had no idea!

It looks quite cheap too...

Also I did a bit of asking around in other forums, and people mentioned that there's some merchant programs out there that operate via your cell phone.

Anyone had any experience with those?

I think something like that would be perfect for landscaping.

Thanks again
 

lawnman_scott

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
st pete, FL
plantdude said:
Thanks for the tip on Quickbooks, I had no idea!

It looks quite cheap too...

Also I did a bit of asking around in other forums, and people mentioned that there's some merchant programs out there that operate via your cell phone.

Anyone had any experience with those?

I think something like that would be perfect for landscaping.

Thanks again
There are tons of companies that do this. Do a search on the net for credit card processing and you will see. Find the one that fits your needs, some have monthly limits, or daily limits and arent right for everyone. It is simple and not very expensive. I just do it over the phone, so i can call in my regular monthly customers once a month, and if someone stops me and wants something done I can do it with my cell phone right then and there. The good thing about doing it this way is you dont have to buy any equipment.
 

olderthandirt

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
here
Lawn & garden association
800-752-5296
They set me up with a terminal and "knuckle buster" for the truck free
$5 a month
20 cents transaction fee
1.53% + .95% for not swiping
 

Team Gopher

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
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Hi plantdude,

I think paypal right now seems to be the easiest way to get started, possibly QB after that. But the downside of easiest way is that it may cost you more per transaction.

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