Train4TradeSkills News: Are Plumbers really “too busy” to get paid?

A new survey has revealed that over half of plumbers have not collected payment from a customer after completing a job for them.

The new report, commissioned by payment company quotetopay, revealed that 52% of plumbers have not collected a payment from a customer… because they are too busy.

As well as apparently being too busy to get paid, 42% of plumbers asked has not even sent an invoice to the customer.

This is surprising, particularly as we are in such difficult economic times and it is rare to not chase payment for work that you have done.

The research was conducted at the PHEX show in Manchester this year and was all to research a new application, that allows tradespeople to send quotes and invoices for jobs straight to customers’ mobile phones.

Malcolm Rosier, the founder of the quotetopay service, said:

” Nowadays householders like to pay for things with their credit and debit cards and cheques and cash can seem old fashioned to them. Using quotetopay means that tradesmen will never forget to send an invoice or collect a payment again. “

As plumbers – what do you think about this? Are plumbers really too busy to collect payment for work? Let us know what you think and comment below:

[Source: HVP Magazine]


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Posted on October 27, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That’s an awful stat! John from FreshBooks here – this is why it’s so important to invest in tools that help you get paid or do any number of things. There are lots of mobile options now too that so you can invoice on the site, hopefully it will get easier and easier to get paid.

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