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post #1 of Old 10-01-2019, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Commercial Cleaning - Getting Paid

Hi Guys

I deal with a number of companies that cannot get paid from commercial jobs. Once off cleaning or carpet cleaning. I just wonder if there is a trick or some kind of better agreement to force this lads to pay?

Email arrives. The job is priced within 24 hours. Email of payment terms & insurance sent. Agreed. Job done. No complains.

Within 24 hours the invoice is sent. The payment terms is usually 7 working days. 2 weeks later no reply. Contact head office but the x lady that signs cheques is not there. When the x lady arrives, y girls is not around. If you call to complain about all this nonsense, they start finding issues with the job.

Now you have 2 options, call 200 times per day or sue them. But in most cases suing is not an option because the amounts on the invoices is way to small to be worth it.

Any ideas?

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post #2 of Old 10-01-2019, 09:59 PM
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That's why I like to try and get paid upfront if possible and if not, then before I leave. I don't have time to deal with "debt collections". Other option is to secure a credit card on file that way you can run it once the bill is scheduled to be paid (e.g. once the work is completed!) Hope that helps!
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sofacleaningdublin.. Great ? I'm looking at taking a customer to small claims court for a 'bounced check" not looking forward to it but will post the results when I get the paperwork done and filed with the county court.
As for getting paid. My suggestion would be to offer as an example Pay Later OR Invoice $200 OR pay now $150 up front with a guarantee of satisfaction of a job well done, show the customer letters from past customers of your work for them. You would inflate the Pay Later Option to make the Pay Now Option look good, but they could still go with a Pay Later/Invoice Option and still not pay.
The other choice would be to get 1/2 payment now and collect the rest after the job is done or invoice for the remaining balance due.
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