Are you currently accepting credit cards?
If you are unsure if a merchant account is right for your business, we strongly recommend a conversation so you may understand the benefits and costs involved with accepting credit cards. You might be surprised at what you find out and it could provide a service that your competitors don’t offer.
Accepting credit cards can be a valuable option to offer the families you serve. However, credit card processing presents costs and headaches for a funeral director. Let Director Resources’ knowledge of the industry and contacts enable us to act as your financial advocate for your credit card receipts.
Are you receiving the best rates for the credit cards you accept?
You really don’t know… and most likely you are not. If you presently have a merchant processing account, we can evaluate your current pricing plan to determine if you are receiving the best processing fees and interchange rates. As with most of our services we do not charge you for this service.
In recent years the credit card processors have been forced to accept more of the burden and costs of credit card fraud which is rampant. This, of course, is passed along in the form of higher merchant fees. “How is it is possible to perpetrate credit card fraud as it relates to the funeral profession?,” you may ask. The answer is simple…it is almost impossible. But unless you work with a processing firm who understands this you are going to be stuck with ever increasing fees.
Have you ever thought of recurring monthly credit card payments to accept payment for your services?
Most likely not… as most credit card processing firms will not do it. While we do not recommend this as the most optimal approach to your cash flow management, as there are simply better alternatives with our other services, there are situations that present themselves that this may be the best answer at the time.
Please give us a call to discuss this approach, you will be happy you did!
Some helpful hints about credit cards:
Never be held up for a high ticket amount.
Never pay an application fee.
Never pay an annual fee.
Never accept a minimum contract time.
Never pay for a terminal.
Never pay for an account analysis.