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Credit Card Payments


Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards

Accepting credit cards is an important part of doing business and has many benefits. From adding legitimacy to your business, increasing your sales and getting paid faster -- you need to accept credit cards to stay competitive.

Credit card payments are easier and cheaper than you think. Setting up a credit card payment account takes only a few minutes and Trade Service Pro makes it easy.

Benefits of Accepting Credit Card Payments

Legitimacy

Accepting credit cards lets your customers know your business is credible and can help establish a professional image for your business.

Higher Sales

Accepting credit cards can result in higher sales and increase your bottom line.

  1. Many customers want the convenience of paying with a credit card.
  2. Capture larger jobs that a customer might want to finance using their credit card, or emergency jobs like a fallen tree or broken septic line that a customer might not have the funds for.
  3. Eliminate the risk of bad checks.

Get Paid Faster

Accepting credit card payments will save you a lot of time. Payments through credit cards can be authorized quickly, unlike money orders and checks, which take days (or even weeks) to clear.

If you don’t accept credit card payments, customers might hire someone else who does.

Transaction Fees

Most credit card payment processors charge an industry standard transaction fee of 2.9% + 0.30 per transaction. If you have a $500 invoice that's paid for with a credit card you'll be charged a transaction fee of $14.80 (500 x 2.9% + 0.30).

Avoid credit card payment providers that require a contract or a monthly fee.

Accepting Credit Cards is Easier Than You Think

Trade Service Pro partners with Stripe to make accepting credit card payments simple and easy. It takes only a few minutes to set up an account with Stripe and then you can use Trade Service Pro to accept credit card payments. There’s no contract and no monthly fee. All you pay is the Stripe transaction fee of 2.9% + 0.30 per transaction.

Millions of companies of all sizes—from startups to Fortune 500s—use Stripe to accept payments, send payouts, and manage their businesses online.

Trade Service Pro - ePay

Trade Service Pro offers ePay, a simple way for your customers to pay an invoice with their credit card, at their convenience. With ePay the customer is emailed a link to a web page that will present their invoice to them where they can enter their credit card information and pay that invoice with confidence.

ePay can be useful for customers that want to enter their payment information themselves. Or for military customers that might be on deployment. Or for customers that are traveling and aren’t directly available to collect payment from.

screenshot of Trade Service Pro ePay

Screenshot showing how ePay is presented to customers.