joined:June 25, 2007
I deal mainly with regular consumers, but also get gov and B to B stuff. Most people are willing to just pay outright, seeing as most purchases are for single items and not outrageously expensive or anything. Even multi unit orders usually pay up front. But on occasion I will get the; "Can you do a PO, because we're not allowed to pay by card or PP." I got one today for one item, which is not that much money. It's from a gov municipality. I told them we'd be happy to take a check or money order as well. But he came back and asked to do a PO and bill them. Frankly, I look at this as a big PITA. I gotta go through all this extra paperwork to sell one stupid item, which is more than likely going to turn into me having to bug them to pay? The way I look at it... If you don't want to pay by card, PP, or send a check... What other motivation could you have, other than the fact that you're planing to drag the payment out as long as possible. The item is less than $100. I mean seriously... They can't write a check for that amount?
I don't know, am I being too negative? I worked all through the holiday and last weekend, mainly bending over backwards trying to do custom stuff for customers and other things. I'm just kind of getting to the point where I feel like you gotta draw a line somewhere.