That time of month again let's see who pays up on time

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M&K Logistics

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Original Poster

It's end of month this week let's see how many people have to chase money up after eom date I just hope I don't have problems I had last month Jesus spent more time chasing money up weeks late fingers crossed this month is this just us?

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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I'm still waiting for payment from a vendor on here, 58 days overdue now- takes the p**s. It's looking like this 1 going to court

Phax Sameday

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Hey Gary your big enough to go round and give him a personal call. And thank fully all my jobs have been paid for on or before due date. (hope I not spoke too soon.

Saddlebow Deliveries

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I would not wait 8 days never mind 58. Do these people think that your van runs on thin air. Or your mortgage provider will wait 58 days for payment. Come on Mr East-Lancs name and shame.

AJM sameday Couriers

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This is in the wrong section, it should be in the Joke of the day section.

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


This is in the wrong section, it should be in the Joke of the day section.

Quite agree Gary

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Usually the larger a company is the longer one has to wait, It is NOT unusual for companies to state 60 or 90 days payment terms,and it is no use moaning about it, it's normal. If it doesn't suit, do not do any work for them. It is not difficult, if it is such a concern, payment terms should be established before carrying out work. It is no use moaning about it.

Once again it is down to communication, we often pay early if asked, for example if anyone is struggling.

But, from my business studies years ago, it is NOT good practice to pay until the due date. Better the money working for you in your account.

I do realise people can and do get stitched up, we have lost tens of thousands over the last 20 years with companies going bust, but all one can do is try to be as careful as possible, even companies you would least expect to have problems often do, Phones 4 u a recent example. As for naming and shaming, that is not good! There is always another side to the story.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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Saddlebow Deliveries said:


I would not wait 8 days never mind 58. Do these people think that your van runs on thin air. Or your mortgage provider will wait 58 days for payment. Come on Mr East-Lancs name and shame.

I can't Name & Shame on here, it will only get deleted by the admin.

AJM sameday Couriers

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East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


Saddlebow Deliveries said:


I would not wait 8 days never mind 58. Do these people think that your van runs on thin air. Or your mortgage provider will wait 58 days for payment. Come on Mr East-Lancs name and shame.

I can't Name & Shame on here, it will only get deleted by the admin.

Well send me a private message then cheers.

M&K Logistics

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Original Poster

Ajm talking rubbish I see date is end of month that's the terms if you don't want to oay eom then why agree to it that's the whole point? Of this topic I've had people paying 3 weeks late it's not good enough I've done the job and adhered to it we all have overheads to cover there's not a endless supply of money so get a grip and read what has been said

M&K Logistics

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Original Poster

And Darren 58 days late mate name and shame mtvan shouldn't delete it when you've waited that long mate

AJM sameday Couriers

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M&K Logistics said:


Ajm talking rubbish I see date is end of month that's the terms if you don't want to oay eom then why agree to it that's the whole point? Of this topic I've had people paying 3 weeks late it's not good enough I've done the job and adhered to it we all have overheads to cover there's not a endless supply of money so get a grip and read wha

I have got a grip thanks, I'm glad you think I talk rubbish.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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Tomorrow is bin day, but i'm not sure whether its the green or the black and whether its clear bags or black ones... I shall have to have a look down the street and see what everyone else is doing

Sorry, i'm talking rubbish, ignore me

Express Couriers Northwest Ltd

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M&K Logistics said:


And Darren 58 days late mate name and shame mtvan shouldn't delete it when you've waited that long mate

The fact that it is 58 days late has absolutely nothing to do with why you shouldn't name and shame on OPEN forum

AJM sameday Couriers

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


Tomorrow is bin day, but i'm not sure whether its the green or the black and whether its clear bags or black ones... I shall have to have a look down the street and see what everyone else is doing

Sorry, i'm talking rubbish, ignore me

Do you still you still use bags?

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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We do indeed still use bags. Clear ones for recycled, which don't go in any bins so that they can check we're not all cheating... Black bin Bags which go in a black bins for rubbish that can't be recycled, and green bins for garden rubbish.

In the next county they have blue bins and brown bins. Some estates you see row upon row of wheelie bins, and thats not on bin day. Not a good look

M&K Logistics

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Original Poster

It seems you find it funny that people are waiting for money due on a set date and then kept waiting weeks ajm is you're company one of these cowboys that are putting jobs on then paying weeks late? My end users pay within 14 days of invoice and I have no problem if you're struggling to get more than. 30 days from invoice we end user don't do buisness we them

M&K Logistics

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Original Poster

Omg forget it you've no goods in transit and you got a proxy small van a cowboy I was right a question mtvan why are you letting people on here we no valid GIT?

AJM sameday Couriers

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M&K Logistics said:


It seems you find it funny that people are waiting for money due on a set date and then kept waiting weeks ajm is you're company one of these cowboys that are putting jobs on then paying weeks late? My end users pay within 14 days of invoice and I have no problem if you're struggling to get more than. 30 days from invoice

If you're going to acusse me of been a cowboy then please get on with. It.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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Gary.. Thats why I shaved my beard and became "no fun anymore" to much bitchin an moanin, peeps are just too serious with high blood pressure.. On a good note my beard raised £1316.69 for the local cancer care charity.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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M&K Logistics said:


It seems you find it funny that people are waiting for money due on a set date and then kept waiting weeks ajm is you're company one of these cowboys that are putting jobs on then paying weeks late? My end users pay within 14 days of invoice and I have no problem if you're struggling to get more than. 30 days from invoice we end user don't do buisness we them

Welcome to the real world of not having good credit control and not being in control of your finances, Now I dont know the sort of end user that uses you, but there is a way of dealing with the end user in a professional manner.

Now why are you saying one minute its not funny having been kept waiting hence the OP and then you state your end users pay within 14 days, am I reading this wrong due to the badly written posts?.

Now Im not sticking up for Gary (AJM) as I dont know him very well, but Slandering another mbr on a public forum is not good practise regardless and wont win many friends, remember mud sticks.

M&K Logistics said:


Omg forget it you've no goods in transit and you got a proxy small van a cowboy I was right a question mtvan why are you letting people on here we no valid GIT?

Again you dont really know his background, whether he subs or whether he is a vendor, but again calling someone you dont know a cowboy is very dangerous. But whats more important is HR and I see you have a motorbike amongst the vehicles you have is this correct or is it part of the service you offer?

Phax Sameday

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Gary.. Thats why I shaved my beard and became "no fun anymore" to much bitchin an moanin, peeps are just too serious with high blood pressure.. On a good note my beard raised £1316.69 for the local cancer care charity. Well done Gaz on raising so much. Do you turn up at customers now looking like a school boy.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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PHAX said:


Gary.. Thats why I shaved my beard and became "no fun anymore" to much bitchin an moanin, peeps are just too serious with high blood pressure.. On a good note my beard raised £1316.69 for the local cancer care charity. Well done Gaz on raising so much. Do you turn up at customers now looking like a school boy.

Lol

AJM sameday Couriers

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Thanks Gas for pointing this out, I have correct insurance, I dont take any work off here, I dont have a poxy small van has you put it you have just offended 75% of the members on here, AND the last time I subbed a job out was 4 years ago 195 miles lwb transit I paid him £225 for a pick up in Oxfordshire which I paid into his bank account the moment he said he could do the job.

I have had many people pay me late or not at all in the 10 years I have been a courier, I know 3 members of the staff at Direct Route by the first names that's how easy I have had things, so when I said this should be on the joke page I wasn't been serious quite the opposite I meant it's a joke (tongue in cheek)

I dont want any apology i'm thick skinned but just think before you open your gob next time.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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Not to mention that by insulting one member, you are also unlikely to be seen in a favourable light by any in his/her circle either.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


Thanks Gas for pointing this out, For your Information M&K Logistics I have correct insurance, I dont take any work off here, I dont have a poxy small van as you put it & you have just offended 75% of the members on here, AND the last time I subbed a job out was 4 years ago 195 miles lwb transit I paid him £225 for a pick up in Oxfordshire which I paid into his bank account the moment he said he could do the job.

I have had many people pay me late or not at all in the 10 years I have been a courier, I know 3 members of the staff at Direct Route by the first names that's how easy I have had things, so when I said this should be on the joke page I wasn't been serious quite the opposite I meant it's a joke (tongue in cheek)

I dont want any apology i'm thick skinned but just think before you open your gob next time.

Its fixed now, the way it came across it sounded like it was me who'd made the accusation

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


Not to mention that by insulting one member, you are also unlikely to be seen in a favourable light by any in his/her circle either.

As said in my paragraph.. "Mud sticks"

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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PHAX said:


Gary.. Thats why I shaved my beard and became "no fun anymore" to much bitchin an moanin, peeps are just too serious with high blood pressure.. On a good note my beard raised £1316.69 for the local cancer care charity. Well done Gaz on raising so much. Do you turn up at customers now looking like a school boy.

Yes Phil (Angus Young wannabee) and the feedback I receive is very good, some of the lady clients are lets just say very impressed ;)

MyVanCan

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers said: some of the lady clients are lets just say very impressed ;)

Well which bit of you have you shaved?

Kehoe Light Haulage

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Are all small vans poxy then? Some of the bigger vans look a bit more poxier than my small van, as do some of the drivers.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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MyVanCan said:


Gas Motorcycle Couriers said: some of the lady clients are lets just say very impressed ;)

Well which bit of you have you shaved?

All of it.. The tash, the long goatee, sides, the only bit that didnt get touched was the eyebrows.. Made me look alot younger, and didnt take long to grow back to a no3 either just over 2 weeks, but im now keeping it all short to a no2..

Saddlebow Deliveries

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Mr Kehoe I have never had pox. I go to the doctors for regular check ups.

Kehoe Light Haulage

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Saddlebow Deliveries said:


Mr Kehoe I have never had pox. I go to the doctors for regular check ups.

Not having a go at you, I just find the comment "proxy small van" quite insulting tbh. It is a good job we don't all have bigger vans.

M&K Logistics

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Original Poster

Yes I do have and offer motorbike service we also have luton tailift and luton curtainsider and don't do small vans as you can't get nowt in em I also find it offensive the way you tried to make a joke of cowboy courier companies taking the piss paying I see you're having trouble understanding it so il make it easy I was due money on the 30th of August from another courier company the job was done in July the latest it was to be paid by was 30th august 6 weeks from doing the job I had it paid by cheque on the 20th of august 20 days late do you get it now? My customers are on 14 days from invoice so if you do a job for me il pay you 14 days from invoice it's just other courier companies that take the piss hope this explains it clear

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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M&K Logistics said:


Yes I do have and offer motorbike service we also have luton tailift and luton curtainsider and don't do small vans as you can't get nowt in em I also find it offensive the way you tried to make a joke of cowboy courier companies taking the piss paying I see you're having trouble understanding it so il make it easy I was due money on the 30th of August from another courier company the job was done in July the latest it was to be paid by was 30th august 6 weeks from doing the job I had it paid by cheque on the 20th of august 20 days late do you get it now? My customers are on 14 days from invoice so if you do a job for me il pay you 14 days from invoice it's just other courier companies that take the piss hope this explains it clear

You are extremely lucky to have customers that agree those terms!

NC Couriers

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Kehoe Light Haulage said:


Are all small vans poxy then? Some of the bigger vans look a bit more poxier than my small van, as do some of the drivers.

Small is beautiful - at least that's what I keep having to tell the missus!

Kehoe Light Haulage

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NC Couriers said:


Kehoe Light Haulage said:


Are all small vans poxy then? Some of the bigger vans look a bit more poxier than my small van, as do some of the drivers.

Small is beautiful - at least that's what I keep having to tell the missus!

Luckily my missus does not know the difference between cm's and inches.

Express Couriers Northwest Ltd

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"I was ******due money on the 30th** of August from another courier company the job was done in July the latest it was to be paid by was 30th august 6 weeks from doing the job I had it paid by cheque on the 20th of august 20"

Am i missing something here as from your post above it wasn't late?

Torbay Logistics

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Is this just a sign of the times? This month I have had a regular subbie unable to take on work as he has no running money, and another asking for payment before its due. Times are hard and money tight for most of us, unfortunately its a catch 22 situation, we are all waiting for payment from someone, so yes I understand that paying late creates problems, but you also cant pay what you don't yet have. Fortunately, I don't sub much work out, but to those that I do, they get paid on time, which is quite often before I get paid for the job that they have done. When I started in this industry, I was advised that you needed 2 or 3 months running money to survive, I believe this to still be the minimum needed if you are to stand a chance of survival.

M&K Logistics

539
Original Poster

Express sorry 20th of September paid by cheque due 30th august

M&K Logistics

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Original Poster

Rapid light transport I tell my customers that having a luton curtainsider is the next best thing to a 7.5 tonne which would cost them at going rate 2.50 per loaded mile ish? And there is very very few luton curtainside vans in sheffield so I go down that road of saving you a lot of money (weight. Depending) of me but my payment terms are 14 days from them receiving my invoice I've got one customer that pays me 30 days from invoice but they are a massive distribution centre who won't budge but they always pay

Andy McTighe

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Torbay Logistics said:


Is this just a sign of the times? This month I have had a regular subbie unable to take on work as he has no running money, and another asking for payment before its due. Times are hard and money tight for most of us, unfortunately its a catch 22 situation, we are all waiting for payment from someone, so yes I understand that paying late creates problems, but you also cant pay what you don't yet have. Fortunately, I don't sub much work out, but to those that I do, they get paid on time, which is quite often before I get paid for the job that they have done. When I started in this industry, I was advised that you needed 2 or 3 months running money to survive, I believe this to still be the minimum needed if you are to stand a chance of survival.

This is correct, unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about leading newcomers to believe it will be easy and if you have a van the work and money will flood in. I started a few months ago and had 3 months funding available and used a good chunk of it, my cash flow has recovered now and earnings are decent. Due to its nature this is an easy business to get into but not so easy to succeed in.

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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M&K Logistics said:


Rapid light transport I tell my customers that having a luton curtainsider is the next best thing to a 7.5 tonne which would cost them at going rate 2.50 per loaded mile ish? And there is very very few luton curtainside vans in sheffield so I go down that road of saving you a lot of money (weight. Depending) of me but my payment terms are 14 days from them receiving my invoice I've got one customer that pays me 30 days from invoice but they are a massive distribution centre who won't budge but they always pay

Just saying you are very fortunate any company agreeing those terms! As you say the 'massive distribution centre won't budge'

30 days is usual in the UK, but 60 days is probably more common, [or 90]

M&K Logistics

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Original Poster

I no couriers one one here a very reputable courier who takes immediate PayPal payments up front before job is done unfortunately I can't see me ever getting it like that but one of my company's I went in to was using 7.5 tonne lorries to take a 3 metre pallet wide 800kgs weight on a lorry 1 at a time I stepped in we curtainside luton and saved them a fortune so they are quite happy we 14 days invoice I think if you got the right equipment there's room to barter on payment terms like I said how many luton curtainsidrrs are about in sheffield? So it's quite a niche market taking over size goods

Phax Sameday

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seen in a favourable light by any in his/her circle either. Gary dont have a circle, if he is a cowboy he will have a posse. Mind you they could be called owt in Leyland.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


I'm still waiting for payment from a vendor on here, 58 days overdue now- takes the p**s. It's looking like this 1 going to court

We i'm in shock, I got a cheque from the late payer today, only 66 days late. Still 1 outstanding tho

Andy McTighe

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East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


I'm still waiting for payment from a vendor on here, 58 days overdue now- takes the p**s. It's looking like this 1 going to court

We i'm in shock, I got a cheque from the late payer today, only 66 days late. Still 1 outstanding tho

Oh ye of little faith.

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