If you’re looking for a way to increase your bottom line, take a look at your payment options. How many choices do your customers have to pay you? If you only accept cash and checks, you’re letting a lot of money walk out your door. I know that accepting credit cards — at first look — seems to be just an added expense, but they can add quickly to your bottom line and can actually save your company money.
If you only accept cash or checks, you have to total purchases and take them to the bank which could take an hour or two. And in the case of checks, you have to wait at least 48 hours for them to clear and be available for your use. When you accept a credit card for a purchase, you pay your merchant provider nominal fees and the money for that purchase makes its way into your bank account typically within about 24 hours. No extra work on your part is required.
If you take the time to compare the fees you are charged to accept credit cards against the cost of a human being handling the transaction, I’m sure you’ll find it’s less expensive for your business and you’ll save a ton of time in the process.
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