Dog Walking Business
In the UK alone there is estimated to be more than 10,000 dog walkers and dog walking businesses offering a variety of different services up and down the country. Many are sole traders but some have grown very large and employ over 40 pet sitters.
Whilst many businesses still operate by word of mouth, these days it is pretty essential to have an attractive and well written website that describes in some detail the benefits of your service and that differentiates you from your competitors. Today however, one of the most popular ways to stand out from the crowd is to offer a better and more flexible service by introducing dog walking business software.
Still Collecting Cash?
There are still many smaller businesses that ask their customers to leave cash payments on a weekly basis but is this really how your clients would prefer to pay? And could this also be costing you the earth to process. If you think about it from your clients’ point of view, many will be finding it difficult to keep running to the cash point just to get your cash. Also from your own perspective, if you are collecting handfuls of cash on a weekly basis the potential for mistakes is huge and the cost of processing the receipts is actually very high. Then – just to make things a bit more expensive, you have to get back in your van and drive the same cash to deposit it in your own bank!
The problems only get worse when you start to think about taking on staff because you are unlikely to want to pay staff members to drive handfuls of cash around the country on your behalf and it would certainly be unfair to ask them to do it for nothing.
Businesses that adopt the latest pet sitting software are able to send professional and accurate invoices to their customers containing their bank details. These days it’s just expected that bills are paid using internet banking or credit cards and your clients will be more than happy to adopt these payment methods. It makes so much more sense for your customers who can pay the exact amount owing and who no longer have to waste time driving to the cash point. Clients’ will find that your dog walking business is much more professional when they receive a fully itemised and accurate invoice and are offered a more convenient way to pay.
Also the processing of payments will be much easier and less expensive for your business.
Dog walking businesses that adopt Pet Sitter Plus are finding that they can virtually eliminate the collection of cash which reduces payment processing costs and improves the image of their businesses. Typically clients using Pet Sitter Plus receive over 85% of their payments via internet banking or credit cards and the remainder is received via cheques of cash.
To find out how Pet Sitter Plus can help you reduce the cost of collecting payments in your dog walking business why not sign up for a 30 day free trial and we will take you through the whole process from start to finish. It could just change your life, save you loads of time and help your business to grow to the next level.