Adding due date, how do I word it?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by JHLC, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. JHLC

    JHLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    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?
  2. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    What are you using to bill with? Quickbooks will put that in there for you.
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    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!
  4. JHLC

    JHLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Thanks PremierLandscaping, thats exactly what I was looking for. :)
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,206

    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.
  6. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Payment must be recived by such&such date or a late fee of ( up to you) will apply.
  7. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    Pay Up ON TIME!

  8. Grass Gator

    Grass Gator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    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....
  9. lx665

    lx665 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    I put "Due Upon Receipt" on my invoices. I seem to get paid much faster.

  10. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    Absolutely !

    Unless they ask for different terms, ' Due Upon Receipt

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