Since the beginning of time the window cleaners lot has been to clean the windows and then if customer is not home to have to call back another time to collect their earnings. Really is the part of the game I hate the most, I like my evenings, chilling, drinking a beer and watching the telly, I hate come 6pm or so thinking 'oh, I must go collect from Mrs Jones' These days I accept cash on the day, Paypal or GoCardless but when signing a new customer most seem a little weary of paying by GoCardless obviously a natural hman distrust of persons you have only just met, especially when asking you to put their bank details into a computer on your behalf. For some time now my minimum price for any regular job has been £10 that's just the way it goes, I have been planning a price rise for spring of next year with a new minimum price of £12, I know my round can take it and the customers wont object to the rise as I have already weeded out the sort of moaners that would. So what I am thinking is using the new price rise come spring to eliminate collections altogether. 'Ah yes Mrs Thompson, the price is going up next month to £12 to help cover running costs, however if you pay by GoCardless the price will still be just £10 per month, in effect giving you two free cleans each year' Same for new customer, price is £12 sir, if you pay GoCardless I can do that for £10 per year for you. Of course not all are £10 / £12 jobs, but the general idea of a £2 per month should work well enough as it is basically a get a free clean on all jobs up to £24 in value each year. Anything above that and they will most likely be paying BACS or GoCardless already. Just my thoughts on how I will attempt to eliminate the pain in the butt collections.