Window Cleaning Issues - Canvassing, pole systems, pricing, problems, etc.
Re: Any 1 thought of taking Direct Debit payments
Posted by pdhanson (Silly Philly), 13 December 2003Dircet debits (Where your bank requests payment from your customer) are the subject of the "direct debit guarantee" and are only available to companies with turnover greater than £500,000
You could however ask your customers to pay by standing order, whereby the money is sent from their account to yours every month on a set date. I have heard of one customer who pays this way, and it seemed to work fine. If you miss a month because of bad weather or illness, simply pop a cheque through the door to even things up again.
Posted by Cov_Cleaner (Cov_Cleaner), 14 December 2003I agree with you silly. The weather is the BIG problem. If you can't make it on your due day because of rain/snow, you need to visit the premises on that day to either discuss/leave a note explaining circumstances together with a contact number.
In my opinion, So much more admin is needed with Standing Order. Credit Card payments over phone are cool if the job is over a tenner and the customer has gained trust. I've recently learned that paypal.com can be a cheap way of transfering payment from any customer who has an email address. I mainly do carpets now and they are always home.
Posted by matt (matt), 14 December 2003www.nochex.com
these are better than paypal, you can use any debit card and its uk based
Posted by sham33 (sham33), 14 December 2003nohcex is ok if your customers are online. This company here use's a good way to collcect money have a look at the video http://www.ezy-clean.co.uk/start.htm
Posted by Neil (wylie), 14 December 2003ezy-clean OK system Cheesy Video
Posted by sham33 (sham33), 14 December 2003Made me cringe
Posted by matt (matt), 14 December 2003nice video
not too keen on the worker though, he would take 2 hours a house
Posted by jonesy5 (jonesy5), 14 December 2003CHEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZYYYY clean
Posted by jonesy5 (jonesy5), 14 December 2003 if above is right these guys doing £500,000 a year
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 14 December 2003Does anyone know where this company is based
Posted by simonb (simonb), 14 December 2003I have about 10 on SO's
They are always out.
As they have paid I do it rain or shine. I NEVER give money back!
Biggest problem is putting up the price.
I have just been round and put up prices which have not changed for 5 yrs. So a £10 house goes to £12.50.
Posted by sham33 (sham33), 15 December 2003
"if above is right these guys doing £500,000 a year"
They dont earn a fraction of that so i guess u dont have to earn £500,000 a year to set up direct debit.
Their based in the south east, Steve.
Posted by Scots_cleaner (Scots_cleaner), 16 December 2003Looks like chem dry type advertising
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 16 December 2003Thanks Sham33,
The company name seemed to ring a bell but i could not remember. Where in the South east are they
Posted by steve_tyler (steve_tyler), 16 December 2003I use pre-paid envelopes for my wheelie cleaning business.it costs 20p every time i recieve one but just stick it in your price...works for me.
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