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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Customers Not Paying?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-16-2009, 12:03 PM
mruiz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Customers Not Paying?

Here a web site www.uradeadbeat.com where you can post complaints on your alleged deadbeat customers that owe you. You would post your complaint and then a postcard would be sent to them for a rebuttal.
I personally haven't use it, but it seem like a interesting idea. But if nothing comes of it, I guest it would be another way of blowing off steam.
Mike
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 01-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,187
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
That is a very interesting site.

I do wonder if it is worth anything other than venting.

Would you use this site? If so, what would it do for you?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2009, 04:20 PM
Adam1 Adam1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 6
Adam1 is on a distinguished road
Default response to customers not paying

Hello All, I am one of the operators of uradeadbeat.com. I just want to say that the site might no be for everyone. We started the site because over the years we have had problems with people paying, or NOT paying, and were running out of options with trying to collect. We do not use this site as a collections site, and that is not it's purpose. It is more of an awareness site for companies/individuals to see what type of poor habits are out there. We have had people email us and tell us that when they have placed companies/indivividuals who have not done the right thing, there was some type of resolution. Our site has been used for posting deadbeat parents, consumers, businesses and more. I will not be on this forum pushing our site, I just wanted to add a little insight to what it is about. It is unfortunate that there is a need for a site like ours, but like Mike and MRUIZ said, even if there is no resolution it is a good way to vent and notify others of what type of individuals you have dealt with. Good luck to all, and hopefully you would never have a reason to utilize us, but we are here if you need to Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2009, 05:19 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,187
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Adam,

I love the creativity you have show with your site and as I was looking through the list, it really runs the spectrum of issues.

I could see this site being huge even just for people who want to review all the craziness that is going on. You know what I mean? I guess the site is voyeuristic, kinda like watching videos of crazy situations. This is just in text.

Mike said you send out postcards? How has that effected people getting their payment? How does that issue work? How much does the poster pay for the service etc?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-16-2009, 07:44 PM
Adam1 Adam1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 6
Adam1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Steve,

The site is free. We were originally going to charge for people to post, then decided against it. Hopefully we will eventually have enough traffic to charge for advertising. If the person filing the complaint with us has the address of the alleged deadbeat, a post card is generated and mailed to that address. First it lets the alleged deadbeat know that they have been posted and informs them on how to give a rebuttal, we also send email notification if one is provided. In some cases when the individual/business has been made aware that they were put on the site, they have reached out to the poster to try to settle or come to an agreement about the complaint. Others fill out the rebuttal defending their stance on an issue and some just ignore it. What we are really trying to accomplish is to become a resource for people to use, for not only making the public aware of bad practices and ethics, but for individuals/companies to use to see if any of their potential business associates or just people they know have done something questionable.
I will admit there are some interesting posts on the site. We are relatively new, so we'll wait and see where it takes us. Thanks for the interest and feel free to ask any other questions you might have.
Thanks
Adam
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-16-2009, 07:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,187
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Adam,

That is very creative!

I am thinking that you could charge them to send a postcard. Why not offer that as an upsell? Why absorb those costs yourself? That is something if I were doing I would pay for.

What's your thought on it?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2009, 10:13 PM
Adam1 Adam1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 6
Adam1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Steve,

I hear ya on that and like I had mentioned before we did consider charging for the service but if people are posting on our site, it means that they have some kind of gripe or issue. I don't know if I feel right making money off of them like that. That's why we are trying to build up traffic to the site, this way we could charge for businesses to advertise.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-16-2009, 10:26 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,187
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I hear ya on that and like I had mentioned before we did consider charging for the service but if people are posting on our site, it means that they have some kind of gripe or issue. I don't know if I feel right making money off of them like that. That's why we are trying to build up traffic to the site, this way we could charge for businesses to advertise.
Well, if it were me, I would make the posting service free. That is fantastic. But then have these upsells.
  • Offer to send postcards.
  • Offer to send letters.
  • Offer to get a bill collector after them.
  • Offer to sell a booklet on how to use the small claims court system.
  • Offer to have an attorney send a letter.
  • plus I am sure you can come up with many many more upsell ideas.
I am telling you I would pay for the upsells and I think others would as well.

What's your thoughts on this?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-17-2009, 03:11 PM
Adam1 Adam1 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 6
Adam1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Steve,

Those are really good ideas, and some of them we have considered during the build out of the site. But for now we are just sitting tight and allowing everyone to utilize the site for free. For us, we are really hoping to drive traffic to the site for people to be able to see what's happening out there. So I think we are in a wait and see stage of how we will proceed forward.

Thanks
Adam
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-17-2009, 03:13 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,187
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Adam,

I applaud you and your creativity. Keep us all posted as you expand your site or if you want to talk about any business or marketing concepts on how to promote it!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
non-paying customer landonkade Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 26 03-05-2008 01:58 PM
non paying customers landonkade Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 28 10-17-2007 10:14 PM
Paying More, 15% tiedeman Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 14 07-12-2007 08:30 PM
paying per job shortgut Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 03-13-2006 11:22 AM
How much are you paying? Gopher Tech General Business Discussions 2 11-04-2003 06:50 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Left handed edging with...
SGL1
Yesterday 08:59 PM
Today 01:14 PM
by Steve
3 67
Need help determining...
Jbss861
07-20-2014 02:33 PM
Today 01:11 PM
by Steve
13 277
Got my first lawn job...
SGL1
06-11-2014 09:19 PM
Today 12:23 PM
by Steve
28 1,140
Customer letters
kslawn
Yesterday 06:17 AM
Today 12:19 PM
by Steve
3 82
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 12:14 PM
by Steve
76 4,314
Should I ?
googus
07-22-2014 04:06 PM
Today 12:10 PM
by Steve
4 130
My First Apartment...
SSLCtn
05-26-2014 10:17 PM
Today 06:46 AM
by kslawn
15 846
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
Today 06:38 AM
by kslawn
3 150
Selling lawns like...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:51 PM
Today 06:28 AM
by kslawn
3 189
Scag new "Eliminator"......
ExtremeLawncareServices
07-20-2014 10:45 AM
Yesterday 05:37 PM
by Just for Cuts
9 223
need professional advice...
Fiddlers_green
07-20-2014 07:21 PM
Yesterday 12:42 PM
by Steve
3 148
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 10:20 PM
Yesterday 12:40 PM
by Steve
15 1,325
Lawn Service back in...
LawnCareMan280
07-18-2014 09:00 PM
Yesterday 11:48 AM
by Steve
4 187
Overspray?
stevef1201
07-21-2014 04:20 PM
Yesterday 11:39 AM
by Steve
3 93
Hello Everyone! Newbie...
SLKlawn
07-17-2014 06:22 PM
07-22-2014 01:53 PM
by Steve
6 217
Proper height for lawn
rob lederhilger
05-26-2014 08:01 AM
07-21-2014 02:53 PM
by LawnDoctor
9 616
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 12:31 PM
07-21-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
9 454
What's my business worth?
Chaz
07-16-2014 01:35 PM
07-21-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
4 231
Single tree, mow customer
WesleySnips
06-27-2014 10:12 AM
07-21-2014 01:04 PM
by Steve
12 506
1.5 Acre Jungle
WesleySnips
07-15-2014 05:57 PM
07-20-2014 11:31 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
21 531
Gopher schedule software
Ray
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
07-18-2014 04:13 PM
by Ray
0 121
2006 Chevy fuel pump...
KevinsLawns
07-17-2014 08:39 PM
07-18-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
1 122
Halfway point of year!
Steve
07-01-2014 12:08 PM
07-18-2014 11:38 AM
by Steve
14 666
I got told to leave and...
gwilson98
06-16-2014 02:07 PM
07-17-2014 11:43 AM
by Steve
16 987
Hey guys this is the...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-07-2014 08:23 PM
07-16-2014 08:10 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
28 718
Mowing the hills
prmenter@gmail.com
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
07-16-2014 05:00 PM
by Just for Cuts
18 653
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-15-2014 05:38 PM
by icon2000
1,184 318,697
need some help geting...
dalvan0
07-13-2014 09:28 PM
07-15-2014 11:56 AM
by Steve
5 224
new trailer help
mattthelawnguy
07-11-2014 08:21 PM
07-15-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
9 329
Classified Ad Template...
bcfb
06-05-2013 02:40 AM
07-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
15 3,664
Husqvarna pz 60
CDLAWNCARE
07-06-2014 06:50 PM
07-15-2014 08:53 AM
by kslawn
10 404
Lowballers
Chaz
07-11-2014 03:55 PM
07-14-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
5 331
My new side job
Sprinkler Buddy
05-10-2014 05:23 AM
07-14-2014 12:15 PM
by Steve
10 792
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
07-13-2014 10:36 PM
by GoGreenerKS
10 514
New Mower and Trailer
Chaz
06-25-2014 12:04 PM
07-13-2014 06:25 PM
by SGL1
7 524
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
07-12-2014 07:36 PM
by SGL1
21 1,840
Fuel and fuel additives
SGL1
07-06-2014 10:23 AM
07-11-2014 07:53 PM
by SGL1
15 514
Questions for a patchy...
jumcgee
07-09-2014 08:42 AM
07-11-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
1 183
toro proline blades wont...
boog
06-25-2014 06:26 PM
07-11-2014 05:28 AM
by kslawn
18 614
Contents of Marketing to...
prmenter@gmail.com
07-09-2014 05:25 PM
07-10-2014 03:23 PM
by Steve
3 272
Shindaiwa
CLB454
05-13-2014 09:04 PM
07-10-2014 03:04 PM
by Steve
14 750
Starting New in FL
mmcuttrim
08-06-2010 09:22 AM
07-10-2014 02:44 PM
by Steve
48 11,216
Bid help 45 on acre...
Priggan
06-26-2014 12:56 PM
07-09-2014 08:38 AM
by kslawn
7 495
need help bidding fence...
veteranslawncaresystems
07-03-2014 10:33 AM
07-08-2014 12:00 PM
by Steve
5 357
Trimmer or Knife?
gwilson98
07-04-2014 09:56 PM
07-07-2014 02:41 PM
by Steve
6 318
Started a New Solar Lawn...
Solar Lawn Care
06-08-2013 01:40 AM
07-07-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
37 7,391
New Canadian Member
coppervalley
07-04-2014 02:15 PM
07-07-2014 01:12 PM
by Steve
1 220
Happy Independance...
stevef1201
07-04-2014 07:05 AM
07-07-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
2 219
Echo PE 266 edger
stevef1201
07-01-2014 01:28 PM
07-07-2014 12:47 PM
by Steve
4 299
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
07-06-2014 01:50 PM
by SGL1
21 5,208
» Popular Tags
4wd advertisement article marketing bid charge christmas lighting christmas light service courtesy call credit card processing customers decorating escrow estimate exmark ferris fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely gravely 34" zero turn hills holiday holiday decorating holiday lighting honda how much to charge introduction kawasaki lawn lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website leaf leaf removal lighting managing a lawn care business marketing native plants new buisness new mower office management online classifieds outdoor environments payment podcast push versus ride redmax reo scag scripts search engine optimization seo snow sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl subcontractor theft toro tractor auger turfgrass consulting walker wright stander rh zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 PM.

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