When doing window washing, we have some smaller accounts storefronts that are bi-weekly and monthly, most of them want an invoice quarterly. Which we do. Then we send out the invoice for $50.00 and it takes another month and a half to get paid. Has anyone experienced the same problems, most of our window washing is in the 10-20$ range and we are considering a new policy collecting on the spot, how do you handle your window washing invoices and past dues?
We just created a advance payment site for window washing on the website. Which I think is foolish because who ever advance pays the cleaner
All of my better clients are on a monthly invoice, the rest are pay on the spot. The invoices go out on the 15th of the month and by the 25th I have recieved 90% of the payments back.
Although, I must add that after reading some o the posts on this forum I am gonna take a good look at my invoicing policy to see if I can stagger my invoicing to get a little better control on my cash flow.
Post by classactioncleaner on Mar 5, 2006 0:17:17 GMT -5
All of are commerical window cleaning accounts are cash or check after the job is done. That works great for us and the customer. The builders take at least 30 days to pay........ Thats not cool, but thats how they do it. Just be up front with your customers and tell them its cash or check when the jobs done. They will understand......
Window washing residential is cash or cheque on the spot. Commercial windows depends on whether they are on service agreement of one time off. One time is cash or cheque or Visa on the spot, service agreement is by the terms negotiated. Most of the time it is 15 day net from date of invoice and we invoice on the 15th and 30th of the month. (Semi-monthly to coincide with payroll.