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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by M.K Cleaners.co.uk, Aug 13, 2012.
Picked up 3 houses today, One of them a 45 quid per month. Got another 2 to price tomorrow
£45 a month.... nice one. How many times you doing it in a month? Is that just 1 visit??
Fair play mate!
Yeah, just the once just now. I think she may change it though. Im not sure weather she will want it done more or less though. Its farm house. in the middle of the middle of an open field. So I hoping the windows get dirty quicker lol then ill get it every 2 weeks. Also managed to get her on direct debit so wont need to trvel back for the money which is alway a +
nice1 bro i got 2 new houses toady whilst up the old ladder tenner but its still coin
How do you set them up on direct debit? Been meaning to look into this for ages!!!!!!
I Just said she would need to pay by direct debit or bank transfer. She said she would just set up a direct debit. Il give her my bank details then she will go in to the bank and they will set it up for her or she can do it on her computer is she has internet banking. Wish every one did this. would save me a lot of time
All adds up mate.
Ive got 1 customers doing this aswell
Arh right....standing orders....
All our customers pay that way.... BUT just note, there is a massive difference between standing orders and Direct Debits.....
MAKE SURE you get a spread sheet set up to watch out for payments. With standing orders, the customer controls them. So they can delay the payment, skip it, miss it, cancel it etc. After about a week of trading i got all customers to committ to standing orders. Sent out instructions to the etc and thought... Great sorted.
Literally about a yr later I checked every payment made and found 75% were not running correctly.
Biggest issue is if you take payments 4 weekly.....most customers will click the pay monthly button thinking its the same which we know it is not.
I had a bloke do this to me and by the time I realised,,,,, he owed me £500!! he then cancelled and refused to pay. In the end I agreed 50% as he was going to give me nowt! Was pissed off for weeks about it.
However, the gimp then forgot to cancel the standing order and paid me an extra month.... basically meaning we were straight!
Can you believe he actually rang me and asked for it back!! Needless to say the conversation was short and we never spoke again!!
Direct Debits on the other hand request money from their bank so you know it gets paid..... unless they cancel it all together.... but you then get notified of it.
I also get standing order customers who will miss a month(usually near Christmas etc) and never telll me so i always keep an eye on them!
Ideally I want to start putting people on DD rather than standing orders but think there's a bigger cost involved....
Think i get charged about 40p per standing order on my business account so you also need to think about that. Its not much.... but once you get a lot it soon adds up. However, if you just use your current account,,,,,, you'll not get charged squat!
I got 4 weekly customer who doe it monthly
I just keep an eye on it until it gets out of hand