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Old 04-20-2008, 09:31 AM
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Okay so I don't know if offering credit card payments are nesesary but I think it would make it easier for clients to chose their payment plan.

I really don't even know the first thing about charging people on their credit cards. If someone can give me the basics on what i do after receiving their credit card numbers so i can bill them up, woud be a great help.

and please also tell me what method your customers commonly use the most. Thanks
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Quote[/b] (alehandros_lilbreaker @ April 20 2008,10:31)]Topic: Credit cards as a payment method..., how to use one!?

If someone can give me the basics on what i do after receiving their credit card numbers so i can bill them up, woud be a great help.
Well, You swipe the card.......

Sorry, I tend to be a wise ### from time to time....
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Through Bank of America, I have whats called Dial-Pay. On my invoices I put in a spot where the customer can reply with their CC info. Then when I recieve it I dial a number enter their CC# and amount. This also works for taking payments in the field with my cell phone. The service only costs 9.95 per month, and I have no minimum.
The rates are low too 2% plus .20 per trans. I wanted to go as cheap as possible until I have a higher demand for payments, then maybe I will go to a wireless terminal, but the want like $75 per month, plus a service fee. Just not worth it in my opinion.

I also set up payments through my website that transfers customers to my paypal page (go ahead and try it, and send me a little money, I could use some extra right now!). http://littlestreeworks.com/blog/?page_id=17
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chuck, lol, i was thinking more on the lines of how to use one without a machine.
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You could also set up a paypal account. That might be the easiest way but probably not the cheapest.
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What I have done for 99% of my customers is setup a billing software on my website http://www.clarklandscaping.biz/invoice , it has the ability to create recurring invoices that get emailed to them ever month. From there they login to their account and click the pay now button and it directs them to paypal. Once the transaction is complete paypals IPN function updates the invoice paid in my software and sends me an email telling me so. So basically I dont have to do anything except setup the recurring invoice once.

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Quote[/b] (clarklandscaping @ April 20 2008,10:02)]What I have done for 99% of my customers is setup a billing software on my website http://www.clarklandscaping.biz/invoice , it has the ability to create recurring invoices that get emailed to them ever month. From there they login to their account and click the pay now button and it directs them to paypal. Once the transaction is complete paypals IPN function updates the invoice paid in my software and sends me an email telling me so. So basically I dont have to do anything except setup the recurring invoice once.

You can see an example of this by logging in to the system using the
Username**-> Test User
Password**-> user
This is exactly what I was trying to find for my website also. I will look into this further. Maybe I will have my own licence of this software pretty soon.

Anyways.. Thanks for letting me know about this php software.
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Can you post a link to the company that makes the online billing/invoice please.

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Sure!!! http://www.forperfect.com/seo/cinvoice.php
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Quote[/b] (clarklandscaping @ April 21 2008,9:28)]Sure!!! * * http://www.forperfect.com/seo/cinvoice.php
How do you like this software ?

How did ya find this one ? I've been looking around and this one seems more decent than all the other ones i've seen.

Also like to know what package did ya take (since there's a 75$ one and a 49$ one)

75$ - Do they install it for you ? is that why it's 75$ ?
49$ - Do I have to install it or not ?

I don't see the difference between the two
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