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Basic Invoicing Question

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by JerryA31, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. JerryA31

    JerryA31 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I have a pretty basic question. I have more properties to work this year and can no longer invoice like I did in the past. All of my invoices are either Time & Material or Per Occurance; I have no annual pricing contracts.

    Once you have a snow storm, How do you invoice? How long does it take you to get your invoices out in the mail? What program do you use to produce your invoices?
     
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    we invoice on the 1st and 15th of each month. Bigger accounts get two invoices a month, unless they are seasonal. Smaller ones get one invoice a month.

    Quickbooks.
     
  3. JerryA31

    JerryA31 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I should add that I have clients that require their invoices within a few days after services have been provided. I need their clocks ticking on when their payments are due also. Most are due on receipt but I do have a few that are 30, 45 or even 60 days out.
     
  4. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I dont know why people mail them.

    I email them, its faster and cheaper and you can rest assured it didn't get lost in the mail.

    You can put a "read receipt" on the mail so you know it was opened by the recipient
     
  5. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    I bill before I go to bed and I use quikbooks
     
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    you can email right from quickbooks, and there are very nice accounting tools to show aging invoices.
     
  7. JerryA31

    JerryA31 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I do use QuickBooks to track my revenues and A/R. I use another program to create my invoices and import that information into QuickBooks. As the number of accounts has grown this has been more time consuming but I guess that goes hand in hand with growth. Right now I can push one button and invoice all my clients for one type of service performed, for example: a salt application. The program I'm writing has taken about three weeks so far to do this but I know it works. I just didn't know if there is a program out there that already does this.
     
  8. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    This is one of the best invoicing programs I ever had!! Been using it for over 3 years. I can accept CC payments right thou my site. Check it out here... www.LandscapeBilling.com you'll be happy you did!
     
  9. Jeff Hughes

    Jeff Hughes Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    how much is the monthly fee??
     
  10. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    Under 10 bucks Thumbs Up