To Pre-Pay or not to pre-pay tis the question?

cwb20

LawnSite Member
So who requires weekly residentials to pay in advance? i would j like to get a percentage of LCO's who do buisiness this way for my future plans, thank you.
 

barnard

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
central,OK
I don't. I think it is insulting to the customer to suggest it. You are saying I think you are a deadbeat who won't pay me.
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
most of the time i do. the reason: helps with cash flow, eases collections, but mostly because i don't trust them
 

Westbrooklawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Durham, NC
All my contract customers are billed the first of the month for service to be provided that month. I have had no problem with this arrangement.
 

Q-Team Inc

LawnSite Member
Location
Naples,Maine
We bill every two weeks. Although some of the slow paying customers will be paying in advance(if they are from out of state) or at the time of service.
 

LwnmwrMan22

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Minnesota
I run the same as Westy.... usually takes 30 days to get paid, so if you wait until the end of the month to invoice, you're usually not going to get paid 45-60 days from when you first started doing work.
 
I invoice at the first of the month, and ask to be paid on the 15th. This way I front them 2 weeks and they front me 2 weeks. My customers seem to like it.
 
always get paid the time of service for a brand new account
 

Westbrooklawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Durham, NC
If i start a new account at the first of the month I will send them a bill for month 1 at that time. If it is after mid month I will send them a bill the first of the following month and bill them for services provided in the previous month plus advance billing for the current month.
 

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