Hemlane pays service professionals with credit cards through Premium Billings. It is faster and more convenient for all parties involved. While there is a fee associated with accepting cards, the benefits outweigh the cost.
How your service professionals can get set up
There are several different services that can be used to manage payments with customers. Hemlane is not affiliated with any of these services and does not get any referral fees for recommending them. We are simply providing a list of the most frequently used platforms by other service professionals in our network. These services include:
- House Calls Pro
We find that Square is the easiest to get started with as it is mobile friendly. Your service professional can get it from their App store and start accepting credit cards for payment within minutes. Once set up, they would just email their invoice over for online payment.
Benefits of credit card payments?
For smaller service professionals (e.g. a handyman), they may be hesitant to accept credit cards due to the transaction fee. This fee is typically between 2.5% to 3%. Here are the reasons that they should reconsider:
- Faster clearing of the payment: Unlike checks and bank-to-bank transfers, credit card transactions will succeed in minutes. This will provide them the funds faster than many other methods.
- Paper trail: Unlike cash, there is a paper trail of which payments have been made and what is outstanding.
- Accounts receivable eliminated: With credit card payments that are made onsite (or at time of service), there is less time spent following up to confirm a check was actually mailed and/or when you will receive it.
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