Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Gopher Software Support > Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only

Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only The support posts are read-only. To ask your Gopher tech support question please email us at support@gophersoftware.com

Fuel Surcharge Idea


Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only

The support posts are read-only. To ask your Gopher tech support question please email us at support@gophersoftware.com
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-17-2004, 04:38 PM
Gopher Tech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hello All,

Here is a great idea that recently came in. When you need to add a fuel surcharge, do the following.

- Create a new service "fuel surcharge"
- Create a new matrix called "fuel surcharge"
- Include all customers
- Complete the fuel surcharge matrix including all customers. Hint: To quickly mark all jobs as being done, click on the top item and hold the space bar down.

This will then add a line item to all your customers' invoices to include a fuel surchage.

Thanks for the great idea!
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 09-01-2005, 12:17 AM
Soupy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I'm going to ty this, but I have a question. First let me explain I have never used the Matrix (although I loved the movie ). Will this work as a weekly charge, or will this be for a monthly charge.

Also, I am wanting to add a percentage. Is there a better way of doing this, or do I have to create several fuel surcharge services to include all different cut prices. That is how my mowing services are set up now. I have mow30, mow35, mow 40 etc. and manually change the ones that have an unusual amount charged.

Thanks for your help.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-01-2005, 02:03 PM
Gopher Support
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Can you give an example of how you would want to apply the percentage? Do you mean a percentage of the work that's been performed for the month? Or do you want to simply increase the service prices by a percentage?

Also, the matrix isn't weekly or monthly. It just creates new line items whenever you click the "Complete Matrix" button.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-02-2005, 11:42 PM
Soupy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm wanting to add a line item after each service which adds the surcharge. I'm charging 3.5%, but I am rounding to the nearest quarter. I'll probably just setup a new service with the most commonly used fuel charge increase, then adjust this price manually if needed.

So when I create an invoice I will add the service item and then add the fuel surcharge, and repeat for each service.

Do you know of a better way?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-03-2005, 09:22 PM
Gopher Support
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Here's an idea. You can use the late fee function (from the Functions | Calculate Late Fees menu). It would only create one new line item per invoice but it might work. First you'd generate your invoices. Then go to the late fees screen. Specify that you want to include all invoices that are 0 days past due as of (pick a date way in the future) 1/1/2007. Change the description to "Fuel surcharge" and set the percentage to the 3.5%. Then set "Invoice Assignment" to "Add line item to past due invoice" and click the Next button. The one drawback to this is that it will add a new line item to ALL past due invoices, and not just the most recent invoice. But it might be easier than doing it manually.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-03-2005, 11:48 PM
Soupy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yea, I thought about that, but unfortunately I have a lot of slow payers and this would add 3.5% as for as 2 months back on them. Although they should pay that for being late.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-26-2005, 06:14 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I may be a little late responding to this post but have ya thought about using the Tax2 option. You can use the description " Gas surcharge" and apply a percentage to each service.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-27-2005, 04:24 PM
Soupy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (Guest @ Sep. 26 2005,6:14)]I may be a little late responding to this post but have ya thought about using the Tax2 option. *You can use the description " Gas surcharge" and apply a percentage to each service.
I like that idea. I'm going to look into it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-27-2005, 04:30 PM
Soupy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Gopher, What would be the easiest way to set the tax line up as a item charge? We don't charge tax in my state for lawn care and since I don't sell materials to my customers I never used the tax. I think I have them set on, but marked 0%. I can't remember were to go to set them up.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-28-2005, 08:24 AM
Gopher Support
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

You can go to options | billing and set the tax 1 or tax 2 name to whatever description you want (some people have discussed setting this text to read "Fuel Surcharge"). Then go to Options | Tax Region and specify the percentage.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
Today 11:37 PM
by biglee
5 296
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
Today 11:35 PM
by biglee
63 2,650
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
Today 11:30 PM
by biglee
11 224
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
Yesterday 02:41 PM
Today 10:46 PM
by SGL1
10 123
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Today 10:29 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
65 5,415
Help with a truck
bdodson89
Today 08:15 PM
Today 08:15 PM
by bdodson89
0 24
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
Today 06:57 PM
by SGL1
11 241
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
Today 04:49 PM
Today 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 45
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
Yesterday 04:46 PM
Today 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 73
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
04-24-2015 03:33 PM
Today 05:44 PM
by Steve
4 154
mowfinder
scaypa
Today 05:44 PM
Today 05:44 PM
by scaypa
0 21
what's the big deal...
Tony317
04-25-2015 02:19 PM
Today 05:43 PM
by Steve
3 118
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
Today 05:41 PM
by Steve
4 117
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
Today 05:40 PM
by Steve
2 109
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
04-24-2015 11:36 PM
Today 05:36 PM
by Steve
1 97
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
04-24-2015 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 253
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,545
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 130
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 228
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 398
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 466
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 534
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 372
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 4,028
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 197
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
04-21-2015 12:47 PM
by Steve
25 1,049
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 290
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 510
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,705
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 635
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 1,051
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,068
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 551
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 462
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 581
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 228
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 613
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 596
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,409
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 290
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,088
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 268
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 309
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,312
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 900
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 347
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 369
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 611
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 327
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 558
» Popular Tags
apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial contract help curb appeal services demonstration door hangers edging employee problems facebook flyers free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring how to hydraulic landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website managing a lawn care business marketing more customers business mr dave new business new mower ordinance past due patio install per hour charge profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot sulky toro tractor auger trailer mate pro trimmer rack truck new used landscape web design website won't return wood wright stander rh www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy