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Forever Green Landscaping
01-19-2011, 12:40 PM
Does anyone else have more of a problem collecting money from customers at the end of the season?
I send out a final payment invoice 2 weeks after the last cut and usually again a month later.
I try to be nice and not bother them during the hoildays but it seems like they are taking advantage of it.
Any suggestions? I am sending another overdue notice to customers and I am going to use an idea someone else posted about a red overdue stamp.

fl-landscapes
01-19-2011, 12:50 PM
end of the year they have no fear that you will skip a service if not paid, they are holding all the chips. Next spring bill your initial month with two months on invoice. Almost like first and last when renting an apartment. That way you get your last months payment up front with no risk at end of season or if they cancel.

Forever Green Landscaping
01-19-2011, 03:19 PM
The best are times when people are behind and you confront them about it and they tell you they are having financial troubles. I would rather you be upfront with me and we can set up a payment plan rather then not getting paid at all.