Easily add a required deposit to any one time job. The required deposit amount will be reflected on your customer facing quotes and invoices. Just navigate to your job and scroll down below your line items to get started.
Inevitably big jobs will require you to take a deposit up front from your customer. Once your quote is built out like you like it, you'll be able to click "Require Deposit" under your line items. You can set your deposit one of two ways:
- Fixed Amount - Require a specific amount up front. For example, you may want to require a flat $500 before starting the job
- Percent Amount - Require a percent of the job up front. For example, you may want to require 20% to get the job started
What's next? You need to generate an invoice and send it to your customer showing that they owe you the deposit. Simply click "Generate Invoice" next to your deposit or from the invoices tab. Your invoice will now reflect the deposit amount due.
Recording Deposit Payment
Once your invoice is generated for the job, you'll want to record a deposit payment (when you receive it). This works exactly like recording any other payment, except you can check the "Deposit Payment" checkbox when recording it. This will designate that specific payment as the deposit payment. You can even mark multiple payments as deposit payments, in the rare case they split up their deposit.
Lastly, you'll want to collect the remaining balance once the job is done. Simply send the invoice as a reminder to your customer (or print the PDF), and it will reflect the remaining balance for your customer to pay.
Give this a shot and let us know if you have any questions. As always, we love hearing your feedback, keep it coming!