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my new invoices

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
customer commented that she thought my new invoices were rude. give me your opinions. i just had 2,000 invoices printed up, at the bottom of the page, next to the total due, it says, in bold red letters, " PAYMENTS MUST BE RECIEVED NO LATER THAN THE DUE DATE. LATE FEES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. NO EXCEPTIONS! we appreciate your cooperation." whatta u think?
 

Rhett

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Destin Florida
Bob you forgot the shovel clause. Payments must be recieved not later than the due date. Upon deliquency you will be wacked one time in a region deemed appropiate by the whacker. Any questions will be grounds for further whacking. All late fees will be strictley enforced to include a nominal fee for recieved whacking.
 

Squizzy246B

LawnSite Senior Member
NO EXCEPTIONS - You forgot "If you have a problem please Dial 1500 somebody who gives a toss"

Otherwise it works for me. I build walls so I include the clause.."Goods and Services Provided under this contract remain our property until paid in full"...but what are you gunna do? take the clippings back?:dizzy:
 

lawnman_scott

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
st pete, FL
I was starting to get a few late payers a year or so ago and did something like that. Only one complaint, he cancelled actuallly. The thing is he always paid on time. I did get the late payers to pay on time though.
 

Brianslawn

LawnSite Silver Member
maybe say it a bit more subtle. bills i get from phone, electric, etc, have a due date and list ammount or percentage after that date. as long as you have a reasonable period for them to pay before due date.... 2 weeks instead of 2 days.
 

stumper1620

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Michigan
lawnman_scott said:
I was starting to get a few late payers a year or so ago and did something like that. Only one complaint, he cancelled actuallly. The thing is he always paid on time. I did get the late payers to pay on time though.
I think the ones that take it offensive are the ones who are always on time, late payers know its aimed at them, the best payers look at it like, why is that highlighted at me? Bobby you need some that say we appreciate your prompt payments. for the ones you never have a problem with.
I myself print straight out of quick books and note whatever I want on the bottom.
 

TURF DOCTOR

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
BEREA KY
Well bobby i know not ever 1 will abid by the rules let me sell out hire me to collect, bouncer if you will call that.
 

DuallyVette

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Charlotte NC
Bold capitol letters is shouting...offensive in cyber world.
Red letters sounds like your pissed off.
A quick glance at the invoice shouts " pay me NOW A**HOLE !!!
It also tells me that you have trouble collecting money...regularly. People have a problem paying if they don't feel completely satisfied. Reading that on an invoice would make me wonder if I was completely satisfied.
To speed up payments, I will bill for December on 12/23. payment is due Jan 4. I enclose a return envelope with a bar code on bottom speeding delivery to my mail box.
 
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