I do most of my reupholtery work locally, but a growing segment of my business is from my website. When I bill my local customers, I take a 1/3 deposit to start, then collect the remainder when I visit their location to install the upholstered items on their chairs. When I deal with a customer who is across the country however,(and who I will never meet) I feel it`s necessary to do things a bit different. I would like to take a credit card for the full amount, but I understand that most people would want to take delivery of my shipment before paying the full amount. This could leave me open to a customer who pays the 1/3 deposit and then never " gets around" to paying the remainder forcing me to go to a collection agency or something of that sort. Does anyone know a method that would be fair all around that doesn`t leave me in a risky place?
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