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Discussion in 'Lets talk Business!' started by realclean, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. realclean
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    How do you process customers that are out of town and want to pay with a credit card?

    At the moment I do not take credit cards, but I am getting more calls from out of town customers

    that have rental property here.
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    Look no further than Square...Super easy in every way.
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    Your bank should have an app for your phone. My bank Chase, gave me something to attach to the phone to swipe but like you, my Customers are out of town so I just input the information into the app. It emails them their receipt.
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  4. Old Coastie
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    Square. You can input or use a swipey reader they provide.
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    I used this until I finally broke down a started a merchant services account.
  6. steve_64
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    I invoice them.
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    Square here also.
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    Square
    Anything else is idiotic
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    Square. Just be sure and get the zip code where the card is billed. They require that on every transaction that you Punch in manually..
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  10. realclean
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    Thanks to everyone, I thought that might be the answer.
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    Get the wireless chip card reader. 50 bucks well spent.
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    Do they have funny names?

    Are they traveling out of the country?

    Are they hearing impaired or in the hospital?

    Is their English grammar off a little?

    Do they need 10+ area rugs cleaned?

    Will they pay extra if you promise them to reimburse them difference via Western Union?
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    Do you have a paypal account?
  14. jcooper
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    I agree with the others, square works great. Over six years and never had an issue.


    They also have "other" services like website scheduling, invoices, etc. They (SQ) are really building suite of business services to help with everything.
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  15. Russ T.
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    We use Square also but be aware that payments over the phone cost more to process. I can't remember exactly, the difference.

    It's sizable on a large residential job.

    I try to walk with a check because I don't like paying $10-$15 for a cc process fee.
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  16. Nate The Great
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    We just switched to Costco one.. We Manually enter the CC number for the cheaper rate.. We had a $90k payment to process and I don't care how you slice it, paying 3% on that isn't something to swallow... Manually entered in its 1.69% I believe... More of a PITA but large tickets makes it hurt less...
  17. roro
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    We get about 2-4 cash payments per month and about 4-6 cheques, all other payments are by direct credit to our bank. Cost for a direct credit is about 10 cents. We don't accept credit cards and just issue invoices. Bad debts are minimal.
    roro
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  18. jcooper
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    90k and they couldn't write a check!? Even at 1.5% it's still a LOT!

    Let me guess... You encapped it and were done in eight hours.
    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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  19. Nate The Great
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    Nah, I wish we could half assed it... We were correcting a problem for a Manufacture where there wasn't enough protection applied to the carpet causing solution dyed nylon to stain and making it hard for the in-house staff to remove.. Basically moving the furniture, pre-spray, crb, clean, reapply carpet protection.. All done with a portable :rockon:

    We may have another location where it's 4x larger than this previous one. I'm sure we'll get it, but we haven't done any work for this particular company in-charge so it's hard to commit without knowing when we'll receive payment.. We may have to do a retainer like Attorney's do.. The protection alone is about $20k for us to buy it, so it takes some planning on our part to take on a big project like this..
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