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pre pay customers

MudslinginFX4

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Raleigh, NC
How many of you guys (and gals) have your normal maintenance customers on the pre pay plan. I have never had them pre pay before but was wondering about others. I have several customers who do pre pay me but they are not required. This question was brought about when a customer I was talking to today asked me why I don't have everyone pre paying. I basically told him that I didn't think all the customers would agree with that type of plan. And the other thing, the good customers are the ones that don't mind paying early (and I'm not worried about them anyways), it's the others that are always hard to decide about.
 

coyoteman

LawnSite Member
We offer a 10% discount to pre paying customers. It helps with start up costs and less collections that need to be made. I find many people like to pay up front when they have the extra money, especially at income tax refund time.
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
no discount here, about half on pre pay. all new customers prepay.
 

lawnman_scott

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
st pete, FL
It is written into my estimate sheet that they have to prepay. I find it easier that way, rather than having to explain it to them. And almost no one disputes it. maybe 1 out of 20, and that is a high guess. Everyone prepays for me, except for some commercials that wont no matter what, but with them i have a contract anyway. And no, no discount for it either.
 

dcondon

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Mid-Michigan
we have one that prepays for the year......... If we don't use up the total amount it carries over to the next year. works out great!
 

qualitylandscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Three different options for me..

1) Pay per cut.. Billed monthly

2) 3-payment plan.. 1st payment due at signature of contract. 2nd due June 31, 3rd due August 31.. 5% discount for that..

3) 100% down.. Entire season paid upfront.. 10% discount..


Percentages that use each are:

1) 68%
2) 24%
3) 8%
 

GarPA

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
PA
we dont offer a prepay program but our sub fert company gives a 6% prepay discount
 
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