When paying any transport company, it is important to know what methods of payment they accept, as well as how much they require up front. This can put you in the best position to provide payment to the company once they’ve done the services you request.
First, do not ever pay a transport company all the money for the shipment up front. This can cause trouble because you’re trusting them to do a job that you’ve already paid for. If the company is trustworthy, they will only require a small deposit at first, usually under half the total cost. The rest of the payment can be made after services are rendered.
Here are some of the payment options you can expect to find when hiring a reputable auto transport company and how you can choose to pay them for the services they’re providing you with.
What is Venmo and How Does It Work?
Venmo is an online payment platform that everyone can use just by signing up. You add your bank account or credit card information into the program and then you can pay specific merchants through this easy transaction. You just put in their number, company name or email and the money can be wirelessly sent right to them, paying them for goods or services. This is becoming a large platform that is being widely accepted in many places.
Venmo is also one of the most secured ways for you to receive and send money to other people or to companies. They never give out your credit or debit card or bank information to third parties or to those companies you’re working with. They use the latest in encryption technology, as well. Always keep your information safe, but pay for the services that you sign up for easily and efficiently. Your account is always monitored, safe and where you need it at all times.
Other Forms of Payment
There are other forms of payment that can also be used, if you choose not to use Venmo. PayPal, bank transfers, checks, credit and debit cards and cash are all accepted forms of payment. However, keep in mind that checks and bank transfers can delay the service and work due to having to wait for payment to clear. This may interrupt your moving plans, so planning accordingly is advised if paying in one of these two methods.
Whatever you decide to use, know that many auto transport companies will work with you on the method of payment you choose to use. This is because they are happy to work with you and can accept many forms of payment. This will not only allow you to get the transport needed, but they can receive the payment for the transport easily.
Venmo is quickly gaining ground on being one of the easiest, fastest growing method of payment. It can easily be used anywhere, even from a cell phone, allowing more people to leave cash, cards and checks at home and pay directly from their Venmo accounts on their smart phones. Check out Venmo and see how this can change the way you shop and pay for goods and services and remember, when the time comes to move, your moving company accepts it as a form of payment, as well as many others to choose from.
A-1 Auto Transport offers many options to pay for auto transport including Venmo payments. For more information and to get a quote or schedule auto transport, give us a call today at 1-800-452-2880 or fill out our FREE quote form today.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.