Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 11 March 2010, 09:37   #1
nik
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: east cowes
Make: academic
Length: no boat
Engine: fresh air
MMSI: N/A
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 540
credit card terminal costs

Hi, I guess there are some people here that have merchant accounts for credit card terminals.
I am trying to get an idea of the cost. The last time I looked, aside from dealing charges, the terminals were about 30 a month to rent and that was too much for me.
I have been looking online, but no one will give a price on a website, they all seem to want you to call them.
So I would be interested if anyone can give me an idea of current deals available.

Thanks, Nick.
__________________

__________________
nik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 09:56   #2
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
When we were in the UK we got a deal by going through the Guild of Mastercraftspersons, which saved a lot on set up costs and got a good initial commission rate.

The long and the short though is that you will end up paying one way or another.
__________________

__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 10:05   #3
nik
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: east cowes
Make: academic
Length: no boat
Engine: fresh air
MMSI: N/A
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 540
This would be for a B&B, I may not swing it as a craft, thanks though.
My main concern is that monthly standing charge.
__________________
nik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 10:07   #4
Member
 
ScotSeats's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ayrshire
Boat name: Scot Seats
Make: Revenger
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mariner 150 Optimax
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 99
crdit card terminal

Do you need it for mail order or is going to be in a shop where customers are actually handing you the card and expecting to put PIN number in? As if mail order we have a web based system which you input the card details in which in turn means we don't have to pay a rental for a terminal.
__________________
Jonathan Young
www.scotboatseats.co.uk
like us on www.facebook.com/scotseatskpmmarine
follow us on www.twitter.com/scotseatsmarine
ScotSeats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 10:13   #5
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by nik View Post
This would be for a B&B, I may not swing it as a craft, thanks though.
My main concern is that monthly standing charge.
Oh I dunno, a good fried breakfast is a craft if not an art.

If I remember rightly the only way to bring the monthly charge down is to take a hit on the commission rate. Which might work if you restrict it to debit cards?
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 10:16   #6
nik
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: east cowes
Make: academic
Length: no boat
Engine: fresh air
MMSI: N/A
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 540
I wasnt aware of that system, it would be good for taking deposits. Can you give me a name?
In the long term I think we would need a terminal, but that could be a good stopgap.

Nick.
__________________
nik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 10:19   #7
Member
 
Kernow Buoy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cornwall
Length: no boat
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,518
Nik Barclaycard charge 15 per month plus a setup charge and then of course commision.
__________________
Kernow Buoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 10:20   #8
RIBnet supporter
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Coast
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,445
Nick

I would recommend a company called Streamline. If you join the Federation of Small Businesses (very reasonable) the deal is very attractive. You dont pay a set up fee, the monthly rental is much reduced, as are the standard % fees for all the cards.
They also set up a Worldpay account free and turn around the money quickly.
Steve
__________________
250kts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 10:32   #9
nik
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: east cowes
Make: academic
Length: no boat
Engine: fresh air
MMSI: N/A
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 540
I had a quick look at the Federation of Small Businesses site the other day and could not find a mention of that, but I will have another look.
__________________
nik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 March 2010, 10:39   #10
Member
 
ashbypower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salisbury/Poole
Boat name: Blue C
Make: XS 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: 125hp Opti
MMSI: 235082826/235909566
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,439
No nick Streamline are the people that supply the terminal, and as a member of FSB you'll get discount check out the streamline site. We use them and ars FSB members works out Ok but as has been said you end up paying one way or another!!
__________________

__________________
Brian C
Harbour Sea School & APS Marine Centre
ashbypower is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.