Online payments

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Shaun1977, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. Shaun1977

    Shaun1977 Forum Addict
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    Wich of you guys use it and how is it done? Does it nt make it so the tax man can get more from you lol


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  2. robertscleaning

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    I offer online payment and a lot of commercial customers
    prefer it -

    www.robertscleaning.co.uk/payments.html

    you can use paypal , but as I found you have to pay a small
    fee for online payments. - But it saves you having to going out
    collecting.

    or you just give people your sort code and account number, and make
    sure they enter some reference (address) so you can track the payment.

    As far as the tax man is concerned you have to pay the same amount
    of tax on profits online or offline

    Hopes this helps

    Robert
     
  3. Belfastcleaning

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    So Shaun how much of your 2800 do you put through the books? Lol
     
  4. Shaun1977

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    Ye course I do lol


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  5. vito61

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    I checked my account this morning. Had 1 customer (new one, first payment) paid 12 pounds, thank you, referance they've given is "may win clean". Nothing else as yet. duuuhhhh
     
  6. laddergarder

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    I have had the same problem with cheques, just had to shread them, Mrs Docherty £10.

    When I get back to them, and said "you owe us from last time",
    and they say, "I sent a cheque fro last month".
    "Oh, was that yours, it states on on invoices, that you write your address on the back or enclose the invoice, with your address on it, as we have about 30 Docherty's, and dont have a clue who its from if you dont do this".

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  7. Iain

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    Paul uses it on his website:

    http://www.bordercity-windowcleaning.co.uk/payments.html

    The script feeds straight to PayPal and the customer is then taken to this page when they finish paying:

    http://www.bordercity-windowcleaning.co.uk/payment-thanks.html

    Just set up a seperate page on your website for the PayPal script and a seperate Thank You page. Although the latter is not mandatory, it is nice to say thanks!
     
  8. laddergarder

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    Paypal has instruction for this, and will give you the script you need, they also hold server side script to improve security...


    here is the script from my site











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    Notice that no info of mine is visible, this is because most of the code is hosted at paypal, and they know who's pay button has been pressed because of the ID that the forms sends which I have highlighted in bold.


    Because of this you cant simply copy and paste this into your site and have it work for you.


    This gives added security for you and the payer, so I would recommend you read the info that paypal provides and use there script.
     
  9. Iain

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    Has anyone ever had any discrepancies with a customer through PayPal? i.e. customer pays via PayPal and all goes well but then they kick up a stink? I've had customers throw a wobbly when I've sold things through eBay (items not arriving, etc) but never when selling a service.

    **touch wood!**
     
  10. harunh

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    When customers pay through ebay, they expect immediate delivery.

    Customers when they pay through paypal im assuming they are happy that its out the way and they dont have to pay again for another month

    They then get a receipt in their inbox to confirm this.
     
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