The PayPal system also allows installers to keep track of cash and cheque payments, issue invoices and send receipts immediately using email or SMS. It is not free to use, however. Installers will have to pay a percentage of the sale, which is between 2.75% and 3.40% (+20p), depedant on which type of card is presented by the customer.
Through its Plumb Center ,Parts Center and Discounted Heating websites, installers can buy the PayPal Here device for £49.95, which, Wolseley says, is now the lowest price in the UK.
Jeremy Maxwell, Multichannel Director, Wolseley UK, said:
“We want to help our customers get paid quickly for the work they do and with a PayPal Here device, late payments, customers with no cash, and cheques that bounce should be a thing of the past.”