Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LoneStarLawn, Sep 20, 2000.

  1. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Does anyone still recieve checks under the mat from customers....We bill most of our customers but some insist on leaving a check under the mat.
  2. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,006

    I bill about 95% of My customers, the other 5% are either relatives or friends of the family.
  3. script

    script LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    A good percentage of my customers like to leave it under the mat or in a specific place each cutting rather than being billed. I like it that way myself, no mailing, no contact, no delay. Do the job pick up the check and move on.

  4. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 695

    I wish we could get it that way. NO hassle with billing and wondering if you'll get paid.

  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    Most of my billing is done by the mail. I still have a handful of customers that leave a self-addressed envelope on their door. Then they mail me the payment.
  6. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I have a couple of customers that do that too, I love it!!!
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,492

    Man, I got people running out into the yard with cash in hand, chasing me down in my truck, and even coming over to the house saying. "Oh, Joe, we weren't home when you came, so here you go!" I always have to tell them jokingly, "Don't worry, your credit is good with me." I find that it is the black folks I work for that are the most concerned about paying. They always say things like "Well, we wanna make sure that you come back!" I guess I am blessed.
  8. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    We had one account that used to leave it under the mat...but when she found out about our billing she got kind of lazy and decided that we bill her...and she has been late once...

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    Once a month in the mail 90% paid by the 10th other other 10% by the 18th.If i cannot trust my customers to pay me i won't deal with them.
  10. Doug406

    Doug406 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    I bill on policy. I do not like the few customers we have that demand to pay when we cut. It takes more time than entering a date in the computer. Sometimes they like to talk etc, and although there is a time for customer relations, these same handfull of people are sucking it all up!

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