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Per-Push Contract

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by POWER STROKE, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. POWER STROKE

    POWER STROKE Member
    Messages: 99

    I am rather new to the snow industry and was wondering how you guys collect money on your residential for Per-Push accounts. Do u guys collect money when job is complete or just invoice them every 15 days or so. Thanks in advance for any help or input.

    POWER STROKE
     
  2. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    hummmmmmm...
     
  3. mrsnowman

    mrsnowman Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    We knock on the doors at 5am and demand payment after each service!!!! LOL If you are going to take your business seriously, then you need to provide contracts that state your billing policy. Most companies bill at the end of the month and provide 15 to 30 days for payment. That can be almost two months after the service is provided if you plow at the beginning of a billing month. Don't expect residentials to pay on time all season. Put a late fee policy on your contracts! Those, of course, are the per time customers and not the seasonal contracts.
     
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    For the past 17 or 18 years, I have always billed on the first of each month for all services rendered for the previous month. I then have a 15 to 30 day grace period 15 for resi's, 30 for commercial to pay in full. This year I am going to attempt something new. I am going to bill the 1st, and the 15th. My thought here is if my resi's don't build for a full month first, maybe I will hear less excuses, and or complaints when the bill is due. If it doesn't work, then I will go back to the orginial way next season.
     
  5. mrsnowman

    mrsnowman Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Let us know how that goes
     
  6. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    We bill right away

    Rather res. or commercial the bill is sent immediately after completion of the event. Many years ago we would bill at month's end but we were waiting to long for our money and our clients got selective memory on certain events.

    They may still hold invoices and write one check, but changing our billing timing certainly increased our cash flow. It works for us.

    Good luck.