customer payment

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Jungle Lawns, May 15, 2005.

  1. Jungle Lawns

    Jungle Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Hey guys do any of ya'll have a solution for getting customers to pay on time? We've tried the late fees not working. Open to any suggestions. thanks have a great week!
  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    collect at time of job or set up auto payment
  3. Anthony-MB

    Anthony-MB LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 109

    suspend service until your get paid.
  4. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Pre pay or Credit Card the day after service
  5. Tim Canavan

    Tim Canavan LawnSite Member
    from Houston
    Posts: 218

    ...for slow payers, drop them.
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Hire a big mean looking retired biker to collect for you!!
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Buy a shovel like the one Bobby has...
  8. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Howdy, I've got 1 client that is always 3months behind as we start the season [ it actually that there accountant is in CA.] & sometimes my client is very busy?...[ but if things get tight they'll to a bank transfer & pick up any fee's I incur]......But for the general population its best to just drop them, they cant go to the super-market with out payin is my thought!........ payup
  9. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

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    Hi Jungle Lawns,

    You could consider having them pay in advance for the month ahead.
  10. Aussie Topcat

    Aussie Topcat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Never give your client the 3rd service,ever,until they have paid.

    Otherwise you are just asking for trouble, i have use this for the last 6 1/2 years- i did let one go"then I had a problem gettin paid"

    Once they know how you operate, they come around to your way!

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