Upon signing up your new customer,inform them that payment is due on (specific date of the month) and their payment will be automatically deducted from their checking account on or just after that date.
That way,they won't have to delay you from getting paid.
1)It shows them that you are a reputable company if you can retrieve your money directly from their account.(Either automatically or you give them a heads up the day before,which will give them time to come up with an excuse if they can't don't have the money if so begin charging them a fee for late pay).
2)Your customers will save paper checks or the time to call in with CC info to pay for their services.
3)It will save you time from calling them and sending out invoices(as long as the cost is a set price that you both agreed to) when you could be doing something else.
Having this option is a blessing. It makes it easier on you for recieving your payment and for the customer to pay you. Easier for everybody.
I introduced this option to sooooo many small businesses in Atlanta when I worked with a National Merchant Service called Payment Transaction Systems.
The owner was a former bar owner up north who opened up his own merchant service and was very very very customer friendly with his services. The only payment you were guaranteed to pay every month even if you didn't do any business was a 5.00 statement fee..Thats it. He sold machines that even if you had a mobile business,you could take a retail machine to your customers home or business and as long as they had a phone jack,you could retrieve their payment right on the spot.
Mobile Wireless Credit Card Machines in early 2009 were around 699.00. You could by a retail machine from him,NEW,for as little as 299.00 plus tax. And he could program it to fit more than 1 business(if you bought the type of machine that could do it,hair salon,barber shops,anywhere that called for more than 1 owner to use it).
Gregory Cancryn ate,drank,talked,walked,and slept Merchant Services..Everything about the CC payment service he knew and still does.
You should think about it. And don't be afraid to tell your Office Cleaning Customers that it is the way you collect your payments. You want to get paid on time??? This is the way to go.
Last edited by David Topbrass; 08-02-2018 at 09:03 AM.