Collections advice?

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  1. Vinny vin

    Vinny vin Sparkles
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    I get that many jobs a day that people don't pay me then I'm constantly owed / chasing my money down. Any tips on how to lower the amount of none payers I have or a quick way on collections ? Any tips or advice chaps?
     
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  2. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    lol i be owed a load sometimes but it always comes in give an invoice with payment options
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    Probably best to just have a friendly word with them mate. I have 'payment within 3 days' on my invoice, I still get them as and when though.:rolleyes:

    I just got a late payment tonight, probably 2 weeks late, but he chucked a fiver in to sweeten it. Only had him about 5 months, quiet lad but seems like a good egg.
     
  4. daveyboy

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    I get those who aren't in to use paypal or bacs
    Paypal you will spend about 30ish pence for a tenner but still cheaper and easier than collecting
     
  5. heyoh

    heyoh Active Member
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    i hear you can get a paypal card reader, not sure how much it is, will look into it, happened to me before that they said oh sorry no cash today and i dont do cheques, - but you surely have a debit card lol
     
  6. Jake

    Jake Grand Master
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    Exactly what I do.. 3 days, but still takes people a well minimum !
     
  7. TolishAPurd

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    I have had paypal from day one. If I had to go around in the evening collecting I would have given up after the first month.

    Card readers a good idea, but with apps on phones and things now, they might be a bit redundant. I have started recommending to my custies to get the paypal app as its quicker and easier... which means they don't put off paying me.;)
     
  8. Jacob

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    over here we have a app called Mobilepay works a treat just type phone number then amount of cash and then deliver nice and easy. i get pay 7/10 times within a day or so, other than that i use bank transfer. Paypal is really not excisting over here.

    Cannot imagine going to collect, doing the round once is enough :D
     
  9. daveyboy

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    Paypal is basically the same
    Type my email in and amount and pay
     
  10. cheapncheerful

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    yeh in fact I think the no collecting has made me really love this job...

    in my youth I could raz around in my sports car with the roof down and have a pint but nowadays the hardest thing I have to do is work out who has paid online and who hasnt..

    I think I know who ben was that sent me £8 but really please put your full address custys..

    I do have one slight problem...

    I can remember certain custys were out when I did them and I left my online payment but..

    I havent had payment ..thats easy to check ..but..

    did I call back the same day whilst in the area and pick the money up, now that is more difficult to remember...

    yes I know ..right it down but...me and pens and paper...not so good..

    so the couple I am thinking off will just get a double bill and see if they protest...:rolleyes:
     
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