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Tendering window cleaners

Rain stopped play yesterday, so I used the time to do a bit of canvassing, managed to knock 81 doors, picked up one cash job and a direct debit one which is in effect pending until I get notification that she has authorised the payment.In the process, I door stepped a chap who was interested in our service, He gave me a look at the back of the house as well as the side passage  and I quoted him £25 which he was happy with.I then explained to him that payment was due on completion of the clean and to that end we accepted three methods of payment, cash,card and direct debit.I asked him was he likely to be home during the days in order to pay and he said not on a regular basis, to which I suggested that a direct debit would be the solution, he replied that cash would be his preferred route and said Ah! your only the window cleaner we ard bound to meet up at some stage. I don't know about you lads, but I come across this mentality a lot,for some reason, people think it's ok to run up debt with the window cleaner. Needless to say, I left him with  the one option of paying by direct debit, it will be interesting to see if he signs up. I will also add that this fellow was a good humoured one, he came across as sensible and decent and gave the impression that payment was not an issue, THE ONLY QUESTION WAS WHEN.

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scottish cleaning service

The days of leaving the money on the top window sill has long gone so it seems.

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P4dstar
The days of leaving the money on the top window sill has long gone so it seems.

Haha I have a woman who responds to my reminder text telling me where she’s left the cash. Different place each time. When they tell me they’ll leave me some cash out I normally ask them to leave a cheque for security purposes. I do agree however that these people are few and far between nowadays though.

This is only after all other payment avenues have been discussed. I don’t believe in forcing GoCardless on anyone but I just tell them “it’s cash or card for the first clean and then we usually collect by direct debit” if there is some push back then I discuss other avenues and why we usually collect with GC.

I also offer people card payment with Stripe. Since moving to the Squeegee app this is pre built in for me and for ease I have another app called Paylink where I can generate a code for the customer to pay me via Stripe. The only issue there is I have to manually mark people as paid.

Stripe fees ain’t much more than GC, if you want or need the gig then it’s worth offering this. You can also take payment over the phone with Stripe. The only issue is the customer is in control


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scottish cleaning service

Aye, I'll need to develop a payment app for us, once I get some money to develop it. :1f609:

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Part Timer
5 hours ago, P4dstar said:

I do agree however that these people are few and far between nowadays though.

Not up here they're not, wheelie bins, plant pots etc etc.

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P4dstar
3 hours ago, Part Timer said:

Not up here they're not, wheelie bins, plant pots etc etc.

Yeah but everyone used to leave cash out for the windy and he milk man back when I was a kid. My mam used to put his £3 on the upstairs window sill and he would collect it when he was cleaning it.

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steve garwood
4 hours ago, Part Timer said:

Not up here they're not, wheelie bins, plant pots etc etc.

Nor down here mate. I’ve got several coffin dodgers that like to leave cash in their special hiding place.

Sometimes they leave a topic as well 😋

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P4dstar
4 minutes ago, steve garwood said:

Nor down here mate. I’ve got several coffin dodgers that like to leave cash in their special hiding place.

Sometimes they leave a topic as well 😋

I still ain't found a shop that sells them. Didn't even have em in Tesco

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steve garwood
8 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

I still ain't found a shop that sells them. Didn't even have em in Tesco

I get one each time I put fuel in the van, so try the garage. 

 

5 unarguable facts for you,

 

1. Topics are the king of chocolate bars

2. Pie mash and liquor, and lamb rogan vindaloo are the greatest dishes on earth

3. Gingers are the superior race

4. Ska is the best music 

5. You should never start a sentence with ‘so’ 👍

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Green Pro Clean Ltd
12 hours ago, steve garwood said:

I get one each time I put fuel in the van, so try the garage. 

 

5 unarguable facts for you,

 

1. Topics are the king of chocolate bars

2. Pie mash and liquor, and lamb rogan vindaloo are the greatest dishes on earth

3. Gingers are the superior race

4. Ska is the best music 

5. You should never start a sentence with ‘so’ 👍

 

So a potential 1 out of 5 should have been doable and it certainly isn''t 1 or 3.

 

2 was in with a shot but Vindaloo?  Do me a favor! 

4 is good but the world of music is way too eclectic to crown any one genre. 

SO that brings us to 5: So what Captain Grammerley? 😜 

 

As for 1: Double Deckers

As for 3: 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 ahh the delusion!  

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Dave B
12 hours ago, steve garwood said:

I get one each time I put fuel in the van, so try the garage. 

 

5 unarguable facts for you,

 

1. Topics are the king of chocolate bars

2. Pie mash and liquor, and lamb rogan vindaloo are the greatest dishes on earth

3. Gingers are the superior race

4. Ska is the best music 

5. You should never start a sentence with ‘so’ 👍

Definitely pie, mash and liquor

Lamb vindaloo extra hot (my local puts a bit of naga chilli in mine) and a naga naan

Also curry goat with dumplings

 

 

 

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Clisty1989

Best curry I've ever had was a proper ghurka goat curry, so hot it nearly melts you jaw, but so nice you can't stop eating it. Beats any Indian curry hands down

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Part Timer
10 hours ago, Dave B said:

Most curries do beat indian

Caribbean has a lot more flavour

The best curry I've ever eaten was in a Pullman railway carriage in a shopping centre in Bangalore.  Lamb something or other, couldn't pronounce it when I saw it on the menu. 

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Predictive came up shipping

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Redditch windy
The best curry I've ever eaten was in a Pullman railway carriage in a shipping centre in Bangalore.  Lamb something or other, couldn't pronounce it when I saw it on the menu. 
you sure it wasnt dog?

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Skxawng
14 hours ago, P4dstar said:

I still ain't found a shop that sells them. Didn't even have em in Tesco

 Sainsbury's have them on offer for £1 at the moment. Are they the best though? Hmm..

Bought a 4 pack of picnics from B&M yesterday for £1. And there's only one left ... 

Not anymore! 😛

 

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I'm not sure of the hierarchy of topics and picnics. Though I think they're followed pretty closely by Lion bars and toffee crisp.

 

My wife would agree with number 3. As would I, if I know what's good for me! Redheads do anger easily...

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steve garwood
49 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

@steve garwood 2 for £1 in Asda. They're bloody small though, needed 2 of them 😂

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😂😂😂😂

Let me know what you think of them. I’m addicted to the things

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P4dstar
Just now, steve garwood said:

😂😂😂😂

Let me know what you think of them. I’m addicted to the things

You're right mate, they are the king of chocolate bars!! 👍👍

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steve garwood
18 minutes ago, P4dstar said:

You're right mate, they are the king of chocolate bars!! 👍👍

I’m salivating now. Luckily my van needs diesel, so tomorrow I shall feast 😋

Just now, RWCleaning said:

Cadbury’s whole nut blows them out the water boys sorry 

They are delicious. Prefer them to the fruit and nut bars.

Twix would be my second favourite after topics

I also love penguin chocolate bars 

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RWCleaning
3 minutes ago, steve garwood said:

I’m salivating now. Luckily my van needs diesel, so tomorrow I shall feast 😋

They are delicious. Prefer them to the fruit and nut bars.

Twix would be my second favourite after topics

I also love penguin chocolate bars 

Ahh so that’s where you get your jokes from Steve?? 😂

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