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snow billing statement. what you think?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by elegantlawns, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. elegantlawns

    elegantlawns Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 25

    this is only for residential sidewalks and driveways not plowing. let me know what you guys think Scan0002.jpg

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I saw this somewhere.
     
  3. elegantlawns

    elegantlawns Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 25

    surely did lol
     
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    placing in mailbox is illegal unless its being mailed to you.
    I would pick up quickbooks and use that program. Much more professional in appearance.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    its pretty, but i agree, quickbooks is great. can do everything your business needs. even your taxes as long as its setup with your correct tax codes.
     
  6. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Yes it is, the postmaster will send you a letter in the mail as well.
     
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    yes it is against the law to put it "inside" the box. although there's no way your customers would actually get caught. but, you could always just put up your own box (since legally the us govt takes ownership of your's)

    tho i think its better to put in a small envelope in with your statement so they can just mail them back. i'v taken paypal before.
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    i got a call from the post office for taping flyers to the boxes in the spring. politely told the lady off because it isn't illegal. they didn't call back.
     
  9. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,221

    It looks nice but at the same time your appoarch seems to be pretty labor intensive and doesn't seem to be a effective way to keep records.
    Here's a couple of things you may want to think about.
    Do your billing in Quick Books or Excell, create a invoice template.
    Add customer name, site address
    Add invoice number
    Add invoice date
    Add your payment terms and remit to address.
    Use Email for your invoicing, so you're not delivering them or paying postage.
    They mail you the payment ,so you're not burning fuel and rooting around in a mailbox that's not yours.


    Not to rip on you in any way after all it's your gig, just giving you an opinion.Thumbs Up
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    quickbookw all the way........
     
  11. ringahding1

    ringahding1 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I agree, Quickbooks templates can be customized to your liking or needs.

    More professional and efficient.

    Plus Intuit(Quickbooks sister)has a bank to bank payment option that charges .50 cents per transaction up to $5,000.

    Check Amazon for best pricing on Quickbooks.
     
  12. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I never understood why the states is so paranoid about their mailboxes. Mail tampering is illegal up here aswell but being illegal to leave something in a mail box is ridiculous.
     
  13. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Intuit is the software company that wrote quickbooks, quicken, and others. what application are you refering to as "quickbooks sister"

    are you talking about recieving payments with intuit? or makign payments. if making payments your own bank most likely has a payment plan for that kind of thing that is free.
     
  14. ringahding1

    ringahding1 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Getting Paid. If you are collecting emails(which I highly recommend) from your current and new customers, this is great for getting paid quick. Sure we all have slooooooow payers, but we all have the clients that are on top of it also.

    Intuit Payment Network
     
  15. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    ty for the info