Card readers - worth it or not?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by boarcity, Dec 18, 2014.

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  1. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    spose lots of you like me get offers to have a card reader, payment by card , reader hooks on the work belt .

    not a say goes by by somebod or other selling the card reader dream ,pestering me

    but do any of you do it,got one?, does it pay off ??
     
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  2. Duncs

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    really expensive what i,ve been told
     
  3. abs

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    Pointless for me as hardly anyone is home during the day and I don't collect at all in the evenings, sitting back and letting paypal collect my cash when customers pay is so much easier
     
  4. Smurf

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    I could not justify the hassle & cost myself when other free payment options are available.

     
  5. Anthony @ SCS

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    Have any of your customers offered to pay by card? If not then don't bother.

    I personally think it's pointless in this particular job
     
  6. boarcity

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    nobody has ever asked to pay by card, but the thought occured to me that if the reader was on my belt very obvious AND maybe signage on my van it might work out ok . in corner shops paying by card is very popular ,for small amounts ,which seems justified
     
  7. Tuffers

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    BACS is probably my best way of getting paid, you still have to chase the fookers up a lot though and you need their number to send a reminder text. I've been out collecting tonight and it was a nightmare. Only 4 houses to collect from and it took an hour and a half. I was going backwards and forwards trying to catch them in. I got in and the Mrs gave me an earful for being so long :(. I was only doing my best :)
     
  8. boarcity

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    Bacs works well . iv not done any regular doorknock collecting for over 2 yrs now,praps more - it was very soul destroying and costly in fuel
     
  9. Shiny

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    Yep can relate to that Tuffers ...I won't to eliminate collecting in 2015, but it's goiing to be hard to get every customer on board....may well be a few getting dumped if they don't want to dance to my tune...:finger:
     
  10. Anthony @ SCS

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    I'm sure you can get a card reader from PayPal for £50, not sure if there are further fees, I'm guessing you just use your mobile phone as an access point
     
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