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Is This Common in our industry

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hortboy, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    I have picked up 4 accounts so far this year for sole reason that the customer is looking for consitant billing. I have people telling me they are getting bills in January and even 1 February for services performed in Oct and Nov of last season? I can't believe what I'm hearing from my new customers. I understand there complaint w/ closing out 04 books for taxes and property and income taxes being due soon. Why would anybody in our industry bill right along all year till the last invoice and then wait over 2 months to mail it to the customer? I don't mean to offend if you do this , but please explain to me why?
    Personally I want my money in my pocket as fast as possible?
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    Personally I want my money in my pocket as fast as possible?[/QUOTE]
    I agree.
    Are they all the same LCO, maybe he ended up in the hospital or something like that. otherwise they must be rich and don't need it.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I dont buy that one. Would it not be easier for them to call the lawn guy for a bill than to go through the trouble of getting estimates and hiring someone else. I hope you have a contract or advance payment.
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405


    We all want our money as fast as possible, but it doesn't always work that way. This year I am requiring all payments in advance so I won't have that problem. I am doing fert and squirt only though.

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