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Old 12-22-2004, 06:10 PM
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Adding due date, how do I word it?

I currently don't have a due date on my invoices. Some people are starting to take advantage of that so I am going to start in January and I don't know how to word the letter I am going to send out. I want to say it without making people mad or offending anyone. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:15 PM
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What are you using to bill with? Quickbooks will put that in there for you.
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:16 PM
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I already have a due date, but if your writing a letter, maybe something like this?

Starting on January 2nd 2005, JHLC will have a due date on all invoices, that must be paid by the date stated on the invoice, if not paid by the due date there is a $10 late fee for the first 3 days past due, and $30 each week after the 3 days. Here at JHLC need to inforce this due to unpaid dues in certain cases. If for any reason you can not make payment by the due date stated on the invoice, please call us at ____ and we can talk it over and see how we can make the best of this. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:26 PM
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Thanks PremierLandscaping, thats exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:38 PM
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I currently don't have a due date on my invoices. Some people are starting to take advantage of that so I am going to start in January and I don't know how to word the letter I am going to send out. I want to say it without making people mad or offending anyone. Any suggestions?
It doesn't matter what you put in contract they will ignor it UNTIL you either hit them with a shovel(bobby way) or take them to court. People have gotten used to paying the minimum, not the whole amount.
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Old 12-22-2004, 08:20 PM
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Payment must be recived by such&such date or a late fee of ( up to you) will apply.
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:05 PM
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Pay Up ON TIME!

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Old 12-22-2004, 10:23 PM
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Premier says it best above....we use similiar vergage.

Keep in mind that most state laws require a minimum of 14 days from the postmark date to the due date on the invoice....
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:21 AM
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I put "Due Upon Receipt" on my invoices. I seem to get paid much faster.

John
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:43 AM
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I put "Due Upon Receipt" on my invoices. I seem to get paid much faster.

John
Absolutely !

Unless they ask for different terms, ' Due Upon Receipt
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