What Do U Tell Them When They Ask For The Receipt?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clyde, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    I had a customer ask for a receipt the last time i did a bed and I said i ll email it to you ... which i never did.

    but what do YOU tell em if they do .....

    i feel if you want me to do it its obviously within budget anyway.

    so whats the big deal.

    CLyde
     
  2. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    Some people just want a paper trail of their purchases. You don't bill your customers anyway? I don't see what the big deal is to mail them an invoice.
     
  3. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    What is the big deal?
    I have always provided invoices for work performed on a customer's property.
    Besides, it helps me to manage cash flow, stay current with accounts receivables and tax information.
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Tell them it extra, That will stop that nonsense.
    John
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Go to Office Depot. Get a receipt book. Probably $3. When they ask...write them one. Duh!!
     
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,073

    What kind of receipt are you talking about?
    You mean a receipt from you for the work you have done?
    OR
    Do you mean a receipt from the nursery for all the plant material you purchased for the beds?
     
  7. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    She probably paid you in CASH? Right? And wants a receipt to make sure you don't come back later and claim that she never paid.

    You know how us lawn guys are.

    If she had paid you in a check, then she would of at least had that for a record of payment.
     
  8. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    I sent an invoice, the guy paid in cash (after 2 months) and then he said can I have a receipt. I just dont know what to send on the receipt. Do I put like His name paid $XX on date for the service of ------. and sign my name??
     
  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    His name, address, services provided, cost of services, name of your business and address. Like Hoss said, those statement books are next to nothing at any office supply company.
     
  10. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    If you provided them with an invoice,simply write PAID IN FULL and your signature on it.
    I like to leave a receipt(Office Depot) after final payment,to go along with the invoice.Receipt books have carbonless copies that you can keep for your own records.
     

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