CREDIT/DEBIT CARD AND PAYPAL PAYMENT OPTIONS
To assist my clients, I have made available a number of options for making their invoice payments. These options are as follows:
(a) Check or Money Order
(b) Direct PayPal payment from your PayPal account to mine (account: firstname.lastname@example.org)
(c) Credit card/Debit card paid via a PayPal Billing Invoice I can send you (see below).
(d) Credit card/Debit card payment by means of PayPal's "donation" function
(e) If you previously provided me with credit or debit card information and wish me to use that same card, just let me know by e-mail.
PayPay Billing Invoice
PayPal has been around for years - maybe decades actually. It began as a service linked to eBay to facilitate payments for the purchase of products on that website.
Some years ago, PayPal added the ability for its registered users to generate invoices that can be sent to customers (or in my case - clients) that they can easily pay by means of a PayPal account or their credit/debit card of preference. The client does NOT have to have a PayPal account (although it is a great service - and the account is free to set up). The client just "clicks" on the link in the PayPal invoice to pay it, and then they have the choice to pay the invoice from their PayPal account (which is linked to their checking account or a credit card), or supply their credit/debit card information directly to PayPal and the payment is made by a debit (charge) to that card.
NOTE - with this service, I will never see the card information - I only will receive a notice that your payment has been made.
Please be sure in the COMMENTS section of the payment screen to include your NAME and the INVOICE NUMBER. Occasionally, I will have several invoices for different clients with the same charge - so trying to match a payment with a client could be a challenge.
If you would like a PayPal invoice, simply e-mail me and I will send you one usually within 24 hours.
PayPal "Donation" Function
PayPal has a built-in function many charitable organizations use to facilitate donations from supporters. Unfortunately, there is no way to rename "donation" on PayPal's website; however, the function works flawlessly and many of my clients successfully use it each month for making their invoice payments.
To use this method, you simply click on the link below. On the PayPal screen that will appear, you will enter in the amount of your payment, your invoice number, your name, address, and finally your debit/credit card number. When you press the "donate" button, the transaction is completed and your payment is deposited into my account and I receive a notice of your payment. It is really a cool service!
Once you make the payment, you will get an e-mail confirmation that looks like the following (I made a $1 payment to myself just to check out the process):
So, there are a number of options you can use to take care of an invoice besides the traditional mailing of a check or money order.
If you have any question about any of these options, please get back to me.
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