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Billing? Door or Mail?

fga

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
S.I., NY
Do any of you guys ( or gals) do all your billing completely by mail? I've been doing this for 2 years now because I hated wasting time writing out bills on the route.
The thing is, I'm waiting for the mailman like Rosie O'donnell waits for the dounts to finish. I've put out alot in pay roll, and did a few small mulch jobs out of my pocket, and a few plants out of pocket. My customers must think I don't want to get paid. I've done about 65 - 70 clean ups this year (Thatch and fertilize). I've recieved about 12 checks!! coming off the winter this hurts. I know I'll get paid, but give me a break.
 

sildoc

LawnSite Silver Member
1/2 paid in advance(makes sure that we do the work). Then rest due on completion. If not at home leave bill at home with note saying due within 15 days or 6% interest per day. this is stated in our contract also. I belive I have never had anyone incure interest.
 

tx_angler

LawnSite Senior Member
Originally posted by sildoc
1/2 paid in advance(makes sure that we do the work). Then rest due on completion. If not at home leave bill at home with note saying due within 15 days or 6% interest per day. this is stated in our contract also. I belive I have never had anyone incure interest.
6% per day = 2190% a year! No usury laws in Oregon? You better check with an attorney before the state attorney is contacting you about your interest rate.

A quick search on Google turned up this website:

http://www.lectlaw.com/files/ban02.htm
 

Fantasy Lawns

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Space Coast
What I do for Single 1 time events or clean up is give 2 prices .... say you need $200 for a job which you performed yesterday April 26 .... the cost of payment recieved with in 5 days is $200 afterwards the cost is $230 .... payments 30 net is $250
 
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