So I took the plunge. I can now officially accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover and debit cards. Last year I lost a bunch of sales because I did not have the ability to accept credit. There were several times with a little hoop jumping I was able to deliver the goods and accept payment at a later date but that's not a very reliable way to make a sale. Buyer's remorse is a dreadful disease that affects the lives of so many of us! What seems like a necessary addition to one's wardrobe one evening, can seem like a flight of fancy in the light of day. I want all of my customers to be thrilled with their purchases for the rest of their days — but it's human nature in this economy to think and rethink purchases. Sure — it's costing me fees but I truly think that the sales that I won't lose because of the lack of the ability to take credit and debit cards will make up for it in the long run. Agree or disagree?
Posted by Boston Baked Beads at 6:30 AM