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Most of Downs Consulting Services' (DCS) customers buy block hours or put cash on the books. This keeps us from invoicing for each individual service so we offer our discounted block rates.

Downs Consulting can invoice you for a block via Quick Books. Credit card payments incur fees (3.40% + 25 cents) so you get credit for the net deposit.

ACH payments through your checking account are offered as a free service.

There are several banking services that will send money without a charge including: Bank of America send money, Chase QuickPay, Compass PopMoney. If your bank participates, this is an easy & cheap way to send money.

You may send payments to, if you qualify.

PayPal incurs fees (2.9% + $0.30 per sale) but it allows you to use PayPal or your credit card. Your account is credited with the net payment minus fees.

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Downs Consulting Services BBB Business ReviewPlease use the calculator "Buy Now" or block hours "Add to Cart" buttons to make payments. Sales Tax will be assessed as required by law.



Randy Downs dba Downs Consulting - verified as a Veteran-owned small business (VOSB)Free walk through of your company or remote/drop-off computer analysis.

You save money by purchasing block hours. Pay with a check, credit card or PayPal. You are responsible for fees incurred with credit card and PayPal.

DOWNS CONSULTING SERVICES?is actively registered in the U.S. federal government's System for Award Management (SAM).

Randy Downs dba Downs Consulting Services is a verified Veteran-owned small business (VOSB) in the Veteran business database at


Hourly Block Rates

Remote, Drop Off & Travel Rate*  $35.00
On-Site Rate  $45.00

Tax rate is 8.25% but Data Processing (e.g., websites) exempts 20%.
Reimbursements & some services are non-taxable.

Drop off your computer at my office for Drop Off rates. No travel charges incurred for Drop off or Remote. Travel charges waived if I am in your area for on-site work.

*Drop Off or Remote: No charge waiting for backup/restore and/or scans at my office or remote. We only charge for the time actively working on your computer.

PayPal Fee Calculator


CalculatorEnter the amount you want to pay below and the calculator will add in the PayPal fee.

Click calculate button to see how to send. We credit the amount after PayPal fees.


Send amount calculated above and use the "Buy Now" button to make your payment. The "Buy Now" button will open PayPal in another tab or window.

The Buy Now Button does not fill in the item price so enter the amount you calculated above. Click update & login to PayPal. You can use a credit card if you prefer.

See Example.


PayPal Acceptance Mark

The amount credited to your account will be the net after PayPal fees.

Block Hours


Let's assume we want to deposit $114 in our account. The calculator tell us to enter $117.71 in the item price. That will cover PayPal fees of $3.71.

DCS will sort out the actual costs for PayPal & Sales Tax.