Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.

Customized Receipt book


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Fresh Cut's Avatar
Fresh Cut Fresh Cut is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 235
Rep Power: 8
Fresh Cut is on a distinguished road
Default

Maybe something like this but on a half page so I would have 2 per page, and I could just tear 'em out.

Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 01-16-2010, 03:45 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
How do you accept someone's credit card ? Do you use Paypal to do that ?
No we are set up at the bank my company deals with, the guys all have cell on them with a toll free IVR on speed dial, the call the IVR and basically 60 seconds or so later they are finished and on to the next job then I will compare a report the next day and compare the receipts to payments, we try to balance every day but that isn't always necessary so sometimes its once a week. Money is in the bank account in 24 hours or the next morning if called in by 11:00 pm in our time zone. I get a good rate it's 3.6%

I have paypal but that is for my woodworking business and Ebay.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2010, 04:12 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
No we are set up at the bank my company deals with, the guys all have cell on them with a toll free IVR on speed dial, the call the IVR and basically 60 seconds or so later they are finished and on to the next job then I will compare a report the next day and compare the receipts to payments, we try to balance every day but that isn't always necessary so sometimes its once a week. Money is in the bank account in 24 hours or the next morning if called in by 11:00 pm in our time zone. I get a good rate it's 3.6%

I have paypal but that is for my woodworking business and Ebay.
I'd love to do this with Paypal, accept over phone, fax or e-mail

But they charge 35$/month

3.1% + $0.30 CAD which means $3.40 on every $100

I don't even know if it's worth it ?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-16-2010, 04:55 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
I'd love to do this with Paypal, accept over phone, fax or e-mail

But they charge 35$/month

3.1% + $0.30 CAD which means $3.40 on every $100

I don't even know if it's worth it ?
Justin, Go talk to your local credit union, that is where my yard care company is, not one of the companies I own deals with the same bank, the credit union treats me very well.

Paypal would not fly where you live IMHO, I suspect based on your feedback most do not even know what Paypal is and if you tell them and they are over the age of 65, I am willing to bet the majority will balk like no tomorrow if they have not educated themselves.

Look at it this way also, I have no receivables and I haven't had any since I started, my woodworking company is the same way. in your example 3.4% of the sale is cheap insurance for the guarantee your money is in your account tomorrow. If you have to increase your price by 4%.

I know you are in a bit of a tough situation as your largest client is the school board, no matter where one is located, government is desperate slow to pay, I simply charge 19% interest on anything over 30 days calculated daily and it's clear on my bids and invoices, they pay it which is beyond me, what a waste of tax payer money.

We are doing snow work for the city and I know it will be 60 to 90 days before I get the cheque, whatever interest will accrue and I can carry the receivable as I know I will get paid and our retained earnings is pretty high at the moment.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-16-2010, 05:22 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
Justin, Go talk to your local credit union, that is where my yard care company is, not one of the companies I own deals with the same bank, the credit union treats me very well.

Paypal would not fly where you live IMHO, I suspect based on your feedback most do not even know what Paypal is and if you tell them and they are over the age of 65, I am willing to bet the majority will balk like no tomorrow if they have not educated themselves.

Look at it this way also, I have no receivables and I haven't had any since I started, my woodworking company is the same way. in your example 3.4% of the sale is cheap insurance for the guarantee your money is in your account tomorrow. If you have to increase your price by 4%.

I know you are in a bit of a tough situation as your largest client is the school board, no matter where one is located, government is desperate slow to pay, I simply charge 19% interest on anything over 30 days calculated daily and it's clear on my bids and invoices, they pay it which is beyond me, what a waste of tax payer money.

We are doing snow work for the city and I know it will be 60 to 90 days before I get the cheque, whatever interest will accrue and I can carry the receivable as I know I will get paid and our retained earnings is pretty high at the moment.
I don't have a credit union.

I know what Paypal is.

I am willing to try it out if it's worth it but i don't even think it's worth it at the moment that's what i'm debating
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-16-2010, 05:38 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
I don't have a credit union.

I know what Paypal is.

I am willing to try it out if it's worth it but i don't even think it's worth it at the moment that's what i'm debating
OK, Not sure what bank you deal with however, with Paypal your customer has to have a Paypal account also, that was my point, from what you said in the past most do not have internet so Paypal isn't going to work, i.e. you can take their credit card number and process a payment, both they and you have to have an account, I have this set up as mentioned but it's for the woodworking company I have as we ship world wide and I can accept any currency.

I use a company called UNPS to process my credit card payments in another business, they can help you out, I would give you my contact but she only looks after Atlantic Canada. Go to this page and give them a call and they will email a proposal after they ask you a few questions, I only accept Master Card and Visa, not American Express as the rate was too high.

http://www.unpsolutions.ca/english/aboutus.htm
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-16-2010, 06:10 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
OK, Not sure what bank you deal with however, with Paypal your customer has to have a Paypal account also, that was my point, from what you said in the past most do not have internet so Paypal isn't going to work, i.e. you can take their credit card number and process a payment, both they and you have to have an account, I have this set up as mentioned but it's for the woodworking company I have as we ship world wide and I can accept any currency.

I use a company called UNPS to process my credit card payments in another business, they can help you out, I would give you my contact but she only looks after Atlantic Canada. Go to this page and give them a call and they will email a proposal after they ask you a few questions, I only accept Master Card and Visa, not American Express as the rate was too high.

http://www.unpsolutions.ca/english/aboutus.htm
I do have a business PayPal account for my business.

I know some don't have internet, that's why I'm trying to accept payments through phone, e-mail or fax.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-16-2010, 06:32 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
I do have a business PayPal account for my business.

I know some don't have internet, that's why I'm trying to accept payments through phone, e-mail or fax.
Then UNPS can help you as that is who we use for the woodworking business and at craft shows we just call the credit card number in, get an authorization number and the money is in my account within 48 hours tops. Their rates and service is excellent and trust me I check everything out, they are very good.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,821
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
No we are set up at the bank my company deals with, the guys all have cell on them with a toll free IVR on speed dial, the call the IVR and basically 60 seconds or so later they are finished and on to the next job then I will compare a report the next day and compare the receipts to payments
What is that? IVR?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-16-2010, 06:58 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What is that? IVR?
Interactive Voice Response) An automated telephone information system that speaks to the caller with a combination of fixed voice menus and data extracted from databases in real time. The caller responds by pressing digits on the telephone or speaking words or short phrases. Applications include bank-by-phone, flight-scheduling information and automated order entry and tracking.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Business Tax Receipt vs. License? ba143 General Business Discussions 11 07-26-2008 10:42 AM
Customized postcards? Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 10-26-2007 06:51 PM
Marketing with customized newsletters Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 2 01-23-2007 08:42 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
Yesterday 02:04 PM
by Bradcook21
16 411
Help Spread the word...
Sprinkler Buddy
12-02-2015 08:41 AM
Yesterday 08:19 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
19 1,323
Howdy Yall !!!
B&C
02-10-2016 10:06 AM
Yesterday 01:05 AM
by Steve
1 39
hello
2menandmowers
02-10-2016 07:32 AM
Yesterday 12:53 AM
by Steve
1 41
Best two stroke oil
Greg_TopYardServices
02-08-2016 07:53 PM
Yesterday 12:51 AM
by Steve
8 139
Hello everyone!!!
1newkirk05
02-09-2016 03:16 PM
02-10-2016 04:05 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 137
Tine Rake Detaching vs...
wigglesworth
02-09-2016 05:32 PM
02-09-2016 07:43 PM
by Steve
1 58
Finding open bids?!?
C&DPropertyManagement
02-07-2016 01:48 AM
02-09-2016 07:11 PM
by Steve
3 131
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
02-07-2016 10:20 AM
by Bradcook21
6 228
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 111
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
02-05-2016 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 177
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
02-05-2016 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 235
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 266
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 143
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,517
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 266
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 121
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 142
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 217
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 276
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 152
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 249
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 141
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 165
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,159
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 380
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 324
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 338
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 262
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 218
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 191
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,706
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 666
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 400
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,109
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 471
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,945
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 311
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 428,218
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 07:15 AM
01-15-2016 11:20 AM
by djlandscaping06
23 5,448
New College Course
Dr. D
01-14-2016 01:45 PM
01-14-2016 05:35 PM
by Steve
1 227
Yelp
Shark1611
01-13-2016 10:00 AM
01-14-2016 05:32 PM
by Steve
4 281
New to the forum from...
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:23 PM
01-14-2016 08:34 AM
by Doug Green
2 268
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
01-13-2016 10:20 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 960
Choosing local business
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:29 PM
01-13-2016 06:12 PM
by Steve
2 430
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy