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justin_time
01-23-2009, 12:50 PM
Found a fee calculator so you know exactly how much you should be receiving or how much you are gonna pay in fees

http://ppcalc.com/

This link should be pinned

Steve
01-23-2009, 09:19 PM
That is an awesome find Justin! Very useful!

How have you liked using Paypal so far?

justin_time
01-23-2009, 10:04 PM
I don't know why but I think my business account is not working alright since my account is 5 digits and paypal only counts the last 4.. So I don't know if it's working properly, but I do have the option of accepting Visa/Mastercard and all the rest on my site.

Steve
01-23-2009, 10:12 PM
Do you think other lawn care business owners should be using paypal on their site? Is it popular?

justin_time
01-23-2009, 10:27 PM
Do you think other lawn care business owners should be using paypal on their site? Is it popular?

Well it all depends on the customer but it is always a good backup to have. I assume it's popular. I have justposted my old digital camera for sale and I've got a few e-mails people asking if I have a paypal account so they can send me their money.

That's how I manage to pay Bob from Plan-it graphics since I am from Canada and Bob is from the U.S.A.

So now I tell my customers if they have an e-mail, they can use paypal/credit card to pay me. I've installed the Paypal outlook payment request wizard plugin for Microsoft Outlook so when I send a PDF invoice, I send my customer the option to pay with Paypal

Here's the link to the plugin

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/sell/payment_wizard_intro-outside

Steve
01-23-2009, 10:30 PM
Very interesting.

Paypal seems to take a processing fee of $.50 per transaction so I am thinking it works better for higher priced items.

justin_time
01-23-2009, 10:39 PM
Very interesting.

Paypal seems to take a processing fee of $.50 per transaction so I am thinking it works better for higher priced items.

To receive 100$, you must ask for 103.30. That's how much Paypal charges

103.30 USD
103.30 USD = 103.30 USD (1 USD = 1.00000 USD)
- 0.00 USD (2.5% Currency Conversion Fee)
- 3.00 USD (2.9% PayPal transaction fee)
- 0.30 USD (PayPal fixed fee)
= 3.30 USD (PayPal Fees)
= 100.00 USD (Amount Received)

Steve
01-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Very interesting stuff!

10.00 USD
10.00 USD = 10.00 USD (1 USD = 1.00000 USD)
- 0.00 USD (2.5% Currency Conversion Fee)
- 0.29 USD (2.9% PayPal transaction fee)
- 0.30 USD (PayPal fixed fee)
= 0.59 USD (PayPal Fees)
= 9.41 USD (Amount Received)

Which account paypal type do you recommend using?

justin_time
01-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Very interesting stuff!



Which account paypal type do you recommend using?

Well I actually use both types. I have a personal account paypal and a business one. They are both connected to my 2 different accounts.

elitelawns
01-25-2009, 01:22 AM
Thanks Justin i'm going check out that site

clarklandscaping
01-25-2009, 07:53 PM
For those who are debating whether or not to use Paypal or another merchant service to collect money via credit cards......

Paypal has probably the lowest rates you will find unless you process more than 10k a month. I have two other merchant accounts, Authorize.net and innovative merchant solutions, neither of these processors offer me lower rates like Paypal is offering. The only drawback, for me at least, is when a customer uses Paypal instead of my other solutions, he/she is directed away from my site and required to login or register to complete the transaction. When they choose my other processing solution there is no redirection, customer enters the cc info and its done. I like this method better because its much easier for the customer.

justin_time
01-25-2009, 08:30 PM
You can change those redirection in Paypal settings

clarklandscaping
01-25-2009, 09:32 PM
You can change those redirection in Paypal settings

Yes you can but...

If your using Paypal you CANT process the card outside of thier secure site. This is why they offer these rates, cards are authenticated on thier checkout page. I process cards on my site from beginning to end, the user is never taken to another site. This is how it works and there is no other way with Paypal.

clarklandscaping
01-25-2009, 09:35 PM
http://www.clarklandscaping.biz/just in time.jpg

See heres how it looks on your site when I click on your paypal