I have tried a few different credit card payment methods for my business and my previous business, from actually receiving a merchant system from a bank to trying PayPal, online accounting softwares, and more.
I think for any business owner or entrepreneur, we need to look at the books and the facts to make the best choice of how we will receive an online payment if perhaps our client or costumer wants to pay that way.
For myself, and my business, I am finding that it is much more affordable to accept payments via a online system that charges you per transaction vs. charging you monthly if you are just starting up.
I think down the road having a merchant system set up would be great because it would not only help the flow of the business but also be more profitable in the long run once your business has created a steady flow of customers or clientele.
For now, I'm going to stick to the old fashioned way of accepting payment by cash or e-transfer.
Angelina is the owner & lead hairstylist for Bridal Hair Boss and a mother to the most handsomest little boy in the world. She has a passion for hairstyling and business, her favourite things to do include going to the gym, running, sipping on wine, and of coarse her gigantic cup of coffee in the morning!