I’ve always liked to try new ideas on my blog that might benefit my audience. Here’s the latest one.
I was contacted recently by the nice people at “Accept by Phone” about their merchant credit card accounts built with attorneys who bill for their time in mind.
They offered and now actually agreed to do something special for my blog audience for the next 4 days (through March 25).
“Accept by Phone” is one of those ideas that works just like it sounds. You can process payments from a client quickly by dialing a toll-free number, entering your client’s credit card number through an automated system, and then authorizing and processing the payment, all in a few seconds.
The pertinent facts: The system supports Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover cards. Payments will automatically transfer from your Accept by Phone merchant account to your own bank account in about 24-72 hours.
So, what are the advantages, you might be wondering, as I did. It only costs $5.00 a month and 3.95% per sale. There are no equipment leases (that’s an important feature) or other add-on fees, and you can cancel at any time without penalty. Hey, they even include free sales slips.
It’s simple and it might be a good way for you to eliminate the hassles of dealing with bad checks, late payments and accounts receivable – and it could also help some of your clients to pay their legal fees. And you can accept payments from anywhere.
That’s the idea of Accept by Phone. I liked what they told me about the service and said that I’d be happy to publicize the service if they would do a special promotion for readers of my blog. I’m getting no commission. We’re trying this as a blog marketing experiment.
They agreed, and here is the special offer:

Normally, it’s $99.00 to apply for an account. For the next four days, that application fee is waived if you use the codes below. Think of it as a $99 reader appreciation gift.
To take advantage of this offer and bypass the $99.00 fee to apply, you must click on the “Special Offer Login” link on http://www.accept-by-phone.com/attorneys.html (or go directly to http://www.accept-by-phone.com/spec_offer.html. Study the service carefully and see if it makes sense for you and your needs. I’m happy to bring the offer to you, but you’ll need to do your own due diligence.
Then use the following user name and password to apply to receive the application fee waiver.
Username: techlaw
Password: abp7

If you have been considering accepting credit card payments, then be sure to take a good look at what Accept By Phone is offering.
This special offer will only be available until 11:59 PM, Saturday (March 25).
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (https://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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