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dilipsinha dilipsinha is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: London, UK
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Can I charge people who pay by credit card more?


I am wondering about this as PayPal charge a fee for each credit card transaction.

Do you know of any law or anything that prohibits charging more to those who pay by credit card than those who pay by cheque etc please?

Dilip Sinha
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craig_bell craig_bell is offline
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Yes you can charge a more when customers use a credit card or any other form of payment that costs you money. This is referred to as a surcharge and is commom parctice with many small businesses. Bigger shops (such as supermarkets) do not often charge a surcharge as they make so much profit, the costs just get absorbed.


"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."

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I charge my US clients slightly more because I know they are going to have to pay by paypal and it will cost me more. I've never had any of them point it out or complain.


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