Collecting alternatives?

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  1. JBC88

    JBC88 Member
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    Hi all I know some cleaners don't do collecting anymore and it sounds great. I want to stop collecting myself and free up time for family etc.
    Iv thought of leaving self addressed envelopes for people to send cheques with slips for paying online if they prefer. Do any of you do this how successful as it been for getting paid on time?
    I already have some customers paying online but some aren't very prompt with payment. What's best way of dealing with that?
    Some cleaners charge extra if payment isn't made within a few days of cleaning I think that would encourage customers to pay on time but also think it could put customers off the service altogether. What do you guys think? Any advice would be appreciated!
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    I get custys to pay by paypal as a gift payment so I don't pay any fees or add 50p to cover them
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    I have a website with a paypal tab. Almost all my payments go through paypal,or I just pre arrange for them to leave money under a plantpot/mat. I've never had anyone not want to use those, and tbh I wouldn't take on anyone that expects me to collect or give a stamped envelope.
     
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  4. Tuffers

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    I do BACS and SAE. Some are hopeless at paying this way too. If I go collecting and miss some, I'll try again when passing. If I can't catch them I'll double up next time, unless it's a high priced job. I don't really want to be asking for say £30 x2 as I think it can have a potential of a cancellation or less frequent cleans.
     
  5. boarcity

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    Bacs works best for me . or cheque or cash in the post . cash under a housebrick/mat or cash at the door . thats more than enough options

    i know the biggest windie firm in my area wont take cash at the door -it all has to be sent thru a P.O. BOX , now this isnt very popular and iv raked in a fair few customers who hated the P.O.BOX / permanent answering machine options for queries from this firm.
     
  6. Duncs

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    I thought BACS was the way to go, started well but still waiting for payments coming.
    I,m still collecting at night which is pain
     
  7. cheapncheerful

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    yep me dont work for nowt....pay up or bog off....working well for me..some people need a reminder though...grrr.....

    hmmm defo dodgy one at the mo...from last friday ...owes me £160....oh yes i will pay online....so i sent a text with my bank details and she answers.....still no money...so i called in today to give her a card and say i have put my bank details on it for you.....hmmm....that lawnmower around the back is heading for my boot soon if she dont pay up....sssshhhh its a secret...:rolleyes:
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Owes £160 :eek: I have one I dumped for not paying for 4 cleans (paid in the end) but I always inadvertently spray a bit of water over her house as I walk past while doing the neighbours either side :whistle:.
     
  9. cheapncheerful

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    yeh never happened to me before.....i must insist on payment on the day.....er ...dont think i will be doing her own house in and out if she doesnt pay up....knowing my luck ...she has moved the lawnmower into the garage....suppose i will have to dismantle the greenhouse then..:D
     
  10. boarcity

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    i send out reminder letters sometimes ,that works well on heel draggin types .
     
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