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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Paying with credit card


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-09-2013, 04:16 PM
Naylor's Lawncare Naylor's Lawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Columbus,In
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 2
Naylor's Lawncare is on a distinguished road
Default Paying with credit card

Is any body using this square card reader that attaches to your phone?I thought about getting it so i can offer my customers the option on paying.What do you guys think of it.
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


  #2  
Old 01-09-2013, 06:06 PM
aboveparlawnservices aboveparlawnservices is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 2
aboveparlawnservices is on a distinguished road
Default card reader

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I decided to go with Pay Pals version. I figured that more people were familiar with it, than Square. Either one should do fine. With Pay Pal you can send your client an email with a link attached where they can pay from home. I'm sure Square has the same thing but I'm not sure. They all are going to charge you a small fee of around 2-3%, some charge you a monthly fee as well. I'm new to the business and haven't actually had someone pay with card yet but I charged $1 to my personal account and the payment went through with no problems. It will be very convenient though once the cutting season begins to allow customers to pay monthly from home by their credit card. I know that's the way I'd want to pay for such service. Hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-09-2013, 07:35 PM
toddharmon toddharmon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 2
toddharmon is on a distinguished road
Default Intuit

I use intuit and it works fine.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2013, 04:12 PM
brian'slawncare brian'slawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 376
Rep Power: 5
brian'slawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

do all these (Inuit, PayPal, Square, etc.) have a way to do it on your smart phone? what about through an email, like if you didn't have a website which you could embed it into?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-10-2013, 05:09 PM
jsslawncare jsslawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 42
Rep Power: 4
jsslawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

I use square, easy to use and it's the cheapest plus it's on my Iphone.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-10-2013, 05:12 PM
pburghlawns's Avatar
pburghlawns pburghlawns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Age: 25
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 2
pburghlawns is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Square it is!

i use square, the card reader is free (major plus) and the 2.75% apr per swipe is cheaper then most of them out on the market, i would recommed it to anyone, and i like how the square reader offers a business login with photo id, that way customers can see a face to the person charging them money.
__________________
Kyle Wyman
Owner/Operator
K.W. Lawn Care & Snow Removal
YOUR Hometown lawn care professionals, delivering Fast, Friendly & Professional Services!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-11-2013, 02:21 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,771
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Are there times you would rather swipe a card than take a check? What advantages do you find to doing that?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 01-12-2013, 09:22 PM
toddharmon toddharmon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 2
toddharmon is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brian'slawncare View Post
do all these (Inuit, PayPal, Square, etc.) have a way to do it on your smart phone? what about through an email, like if you didn't have a website which you could embed it into?
I have intuit on my ipad, iPhone, laptop and PC. I have never had any issue. I don't know about the others but I'm sure they're all about the same but you can enter the customers email and it will send them a receipt straight to their email account. You can also set it up as an auto withdrawal each month for contract customers. This makes it an easy sell if you press that they won't have to worry about another bill in the mail to send off. I have learned that customers appreciate the convenience.

Last edited by toddharmon; 01-12-2013 at 09:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-13-2013, 09:58 PM
patrick6411 patrick6411 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 2
patrick6411 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Are there times you would rather swipe a card than take a check? What advantages do you find to doing that?
For me a credit card is better then a check any day. A check you either have to deposit or take to their bank. With a credit card you know right then if the money is there.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-14-2013, 07:48 AM
yourscape yourscape is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 86
Rep Power: 3
yourscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naylor's Lawncare View Post
Is any body using this square card reader that attaches to your phone?I thought about getting it so i can offer my customers the option on paying.What do you guys think of it.
I use square and have not had anyproblems with it. There is a max deposits of $2k per week without having to wait for your money with square without a 7 day wait. That has been the only down fall I have seen so far. It is nice to use a credit card over mailing invoices out. Yes it does cost a little more but you are not having to mail out an invoice and hopefully get payment then run to the bank. The fees are around $3 per $100 charged. The rates are 2.75% and i believe and $.15 per transactions and normaly have it in my account in 2 days.

I have a couple of regular customer that I email them the invoice then charge there card 2 days later. Each of them just gave me there cards number and I type it in, I recommend it
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
Credit Card Information mike0507 Starting a lawn care business. 18 01-09-2013 12:46 PM
Credit Card Processing realhuntin General Talk 8 12-07-2007 06:35 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
Today 07:23 PM
Today 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
0 8
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
Today 07:11 PM
by acrajchel
15 330
In a bit situation need...
googus
Yesterday 08:01 AM
Today 07:07 PM
by acrajchel
7 140
New Trailer
bobwill2009
Today 12:46 PM
Today 06:46 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
2 48
Advertising On...
JacobsLawnMowing
03-17-2014 03:21 PM
Today 06:02 PM
by bobwill2009
13 850
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
Today 12:37 PM
by Steve
7 214
Pushy customers
christopherhicks82
Yesterday 08:22 PM
Today 12:34 PM
by Steve
4 119
Pond...
xandrew245x
Yesterday 03:29 PM
Today 12:30 PM
by Steve
3 80
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
Today 12:17 PM
by bobwill2009
79 25,303
The $20 Mow Job
Dan Tanner
04-21-2014 07:24 PM
Today 12:06 PM
by Steve
5 181
quickbooks users
CDLAWNCARE
04-20-2014 09:03 AM
Today 06:48 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 167
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Yesterday 07:55 PM
by Just for Cuts
23 576
About D@## Time!
TamMik
04-02-2014 08:10 AM
Yesterday 05:14 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
19 862
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Yesterday 03:36 PM
by xandrew245x
19 1,002
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
Yesterday 12:29 AM
by Tony317
22 1,701
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
Yesterday 12:07 AM
by Tony317
9 438
danny 2
danny2
04-19-2014 10:19 PM
04-21-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
3 135
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
04-21-2014 12:10 PM
by kslawn
13 346
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
04-21-2014 12:02 PM
by kslawn
20 585
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
04-19-2014 06:26 AM
04-21-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
4 223
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
04-21-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
4 146
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
04-21-2014 11:33 AM
by Steve
12 344
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
04-20-2014 04:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
20 6,873
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
04-20-2014 11:13 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 1,206
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-20-2014 11:11 AM
by kslawn
10 364
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
04-19-2014 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 227
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 100
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 82
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 177
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 239
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 256
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 279
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 235
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 633
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 800
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 146
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 344
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 129
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 780
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 289
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 231
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 366
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 272
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 152
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 286,701
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 523
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 528
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 233
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 495
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 147
» Popular Tags
4x4 ads article marketing blower butterfly gardens care charge christmas light hanging courtesy call craigslist credit card cultivation customers decorating echo exmark ferris financing florida flower bed cultivation price four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely health holiday holiday lighting how much to charge introduction kansas city labor cost lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business show lawn clarksville leaf marketing mechanic monthly mow mowing mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business new start office management payment podcast property management company reo requests riding mower scag schedule selling seo snow starting a business steve stihl tree care turfgrass consulting upsell walker winter money making ideas yard clarksville
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.

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