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PC Repair Business - CC Merchant Services?

by joegti10 / August 14, 2010 7:17 AM PDT

Im rolling out a new PC repair service in my area very soon and the only thing i really dont have ironed out is how to handle credit card payments.

I have a thought of having a separate page on my website where i can process these payments via paypal. I can do this right at the clients computer....or my own laptop.

Any ideas/thoughts?

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by technut81 / August 16, 2010 1:31 PM PDT

Go to your bank and sign up for credit card services. This will cost you about $45 a month and you will get one of those little machines that you see at retail stores plus be able to submit CC numbers using alternative means. Be advised there is also a per swipe charge too. This is all a tax write off and is one of the reasons why it is important to establish a dedicated business account.

I would avoid using paypal as the CC services will protect you better. They are also more professional in my opinion.

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by joegti10 / August 16, 2010 1:35 PM PDT
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Interesting, i didnt know the bank would give a card swiper out. I will look into it...thanks for the advice.

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by technut81 / August 17, 2010 10:18 AM PDT
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The bank doesn't give them out persay. They contract with the companies that process the transactions. Talk to a business banker and they can do the paperwork for you and start the billing process. Be advised you will be charged a monthly fee plus a swipe fee.

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