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My credit card customers I send them an invoice through Paypal. It's been working fine for me so far. My only gripe with Paypal is they want to withhold 10% of each transaction for 60 days, then they release it..
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andy, who do you call them into your bank or do you have a cc company that you use ?
I and the staff call a 1-800 number, we get an authorization number and they go on to the next site, it might take 30 seconds at the most and works perfect, we do around 500 credit card transactions a season.
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I use "SQUARE"for Android. I ordered the hardware for free and it is 2.75% + 15c per order scanned and 3.50 + 15cents per each transaction. I love it, drops upto 1001.01$ per day into a bank account of your choice. I have it automatically set-up to send a receipt to an email of their choice. Or i just forward it from the online account.

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I use "SQUARE"for Android. I ordered the hardware for free and it is 2.75% + 15c per order scanned and 3.50 + 15cents per each transaction. I love it, drops upto 1001.01$ per day into a bank account of your choice. I have it automatically set-up to send a receipt to an email of their choice. Or i just forward it from the online account.

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I'm not sure I understand. You pay $3.50 + $.15 per transaction, plus $.15 + 2.75% per order. What exactly is an order? Would that be for each transaction? ($4.10 + 2.75% for each transaction?)

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Ironic that this thread popped back up, as I just started getting my first "junk mail" addressed to my business name a couple days ago.

Two of the four solicitations were for these remote credit gadgets.
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With card to scan - 2.75% + $.15 per transaction
Without card (type it in) - 3.50% + $.15 per transaction

SO, at 100.00$ i would be charged 2.75% = 2.75$ and .15$ = 2.90$

Sorry, i was kind of out of it lastnight while i was typing that.

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Last post on accepting credit cards has been a while. Curious what data package is needed, what phone you use (I'm on Verizon), and what CC company you use? For Verizon I've heard both the Droid and Iphone? Comments on either preference? Looking to offer this service to customers, not aware of any other lawn service in my area doing it so far.

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i have verizon and im sure you would need a data package which is like 30.00 a month.

here is one for the iphone

http://www.phonetransact.com/credit-...or-the-iphone/
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Here is one> https://squareup.com/

and here is another> http://gopayment.com/


Looks like you need one of the android type phones, which i dont have yet, but fees look reasonable. There are more out there, but these are the 2 that I have been looking at recently. I will have to upgrade my phone though before I can do this.

It possibly could be an advertizing asset to let customers know you can "NOW" accept credit cards. And it might be just the thing for those customers who are the kind that like to "pay late". Just let them know you would accept their cc instead of them writing a check later, which is saving you the hassle of having to continually remind them to pay. Sure you have some small fees, but in the U.S. they would be deductible as a business expense.
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and here is another> http://gopayment.com/
2.7% if you swipe the card & 3.7% if you enter manually - no other fees
American express is different(2.9% + 15 cents/transaction I think)

If you do not take a lot of credit cards this is probably a pretty good option & there is no contract (can cancel whenever).
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