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on reciept

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    when you send a bill, and the due date is "on reciept", when do u expect payment? i sent a bill 10 days ago, and not recieved payment. he seemed insulted, when i stopped by yesterday
     
  2. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    When I send a bill that says "due on reciept" I expect it to be paid within 30 days. You might want to put a note on the bill that says interest will be charged on all past due accounts, I started doing that last year and have noticed bills are paid much quicker. Another thing you might want to add if it's a landscape install is that all plant warranties are voided if it's not paid in full within 10 days. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    I actually made the mistake one time of highlighting in yellow the phrase "Due Upon Receipt" - made one of my better customers upset and he asked me if I was insinuating something.
     
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    upset? because you need to be paid? how silly.
     
  5. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    when I would bill him he would usually pay within a week and he thought I was insinuating that a week was too long.
     
  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Our billing goes out the first of each month, and is due by the 15th.We have had a few sent out "due on reciept", and I expected to be paid within a short, but reasonable amount of time, say a day or so for them to sit down and pay the bill , and another day or two for transit time back in the mail. So maybe within 3-4 days of them getting the bill. Nope...it only seems to work that quickly if there is a demand for payment letter attached to it..lol..
     
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    was a week too long? i don't think so. as we speak, i have a tree company outside trimming my pine trees. i seriously doubt, that when they are done, they will wait a week to get paid. in fact, i'm positive, that when they are done, they will demand payment. was a week too long? only u know the answer.
     
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    If you put due upon receipt, you should also put the rest of your terms. Like late charge after so many days, etc.
     
  9. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    I guess i'm way to lineate on my dating. We give thirty days dating. However, most of my clients are larger commercial props. that only cut checks bi-monthly or monthly. With our homeowner's we give the same dating, it's worked good for us and I think the customer likes it also.
     
  10. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,880

    Maybe my perception is wrong, but due on receipt does not mean late upon receipt. Thirty days is late for me.
     

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