How many of your customers pre-pay?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Port City Lawncare, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Port City Lawncare

    Port City Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 75

    Are there any pitfalls I should be taking into consideration upon asking for this? I offer a 7% discount for customers who pay for the entire year and 3.5 for those who choose to pay for 6 mths.

    Has anyone had bad experiences with this approach, or is this practice common among larger LCOs?
  2. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    we offer a 10% discount for the entire year.we have about 1/3 customers pay this way...
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Only the ones that have burned me in the past, like a bad check.I have them clear up the check issue then I will not mow for them unless I get paid cash up front.
  4. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    im curious why you offer a discount for prepayment? Yes, its beneficial for us, but at the same time we are helping them out. Yes, i have some clients prepay, but i do NOT give them discounts.

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