A couple of years ago I had a wonderful deal set up for me by Novus
— including the terminal and the knuckle buster. There was no
monthly fee, and their percentage and transaction fees were minimal.
However, when my husband became critically ill, I had to stop doing
shows in order to provide him with full time care for well over a
year. . After my husband passed away, I decided to resume doing
shows, and contacted Merchant Services (who had taken over the
operation from Novus) to make sure my terminal was working right.
They informed me that I had been cancelled out, and they wanted
almost $400 to reinstate me, $125 to reprogram my terminal plus a
hefty monthly fee. No matter how I tried to explain the reason why my
account had been inactive for a while, the very nasty man at the
other end of the line refused to listen or to reinstate me under
the previous terms.
The upshot of this distressing situation was that I I then sold
(practically gave away), my terminal and imprinter, as I only do
about 4 shows a year, as I decided it would not be practical for
me to invest so much to be reinstated, and then to have to pay hefty
monthly fees. However, I need to find some way of accepting charge
cards. I recently heard of Propay, and would appreciate information
about this company.,
My Question is, has anyone used Propay — an internet service which
only charges a yearly fee of $35, and has very reasonable transaction
The way it works is that once you have set up an account with them,
all you have to do is to copy the necessary from the
buyer’s credit card, and then send this to Propay using
the computer. They take care of the rest, and credit one’s account
with the proceeds of the sale.
I will be most appreciative of any help or advice about Propay. I
have a show coming up in a few months, and would like to be able to
accept charge cards.
Thank you for any help or suggestions.