Translation company asks for 100 days credit period
Thread poster: Ramesh Kulandaivel

Ramesh Kulandaivel
India
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Member
English to Tamil
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Oct 17

Yesterday, I found a life science post in proz jobs. I applied and the company requested for a sample and got approved with it. Then, they spoke to me for rate and credit period, Their payment terms will have credit period of 100 days, that too from the invoice date. I am really upset with these type of customers.

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:42
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Well---- Oct 17

Ramesh Kulandaivel wrote:

Yesterday, I found a life science post in proz jobs. I applied and the company requested for a sample and got approved with it. Then, they spoke to me for rate and credit period, Their payment terms will have credit period of 100 days, that too from the invoice date. I am really upset with these type of customers.


So don't work for them. No need to be upset. Except with yourself for having done the sample.

[Edited at 2020-10-17 13:36 GMT]


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 15:42
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Negotiating probably will not help Oct 17

I tell clients when their terms are not acceptable. Occasionally they are willing to negotiate, but you can probably not persuade this client to pay up within a reasonable time - here in Northern Europe 30 days from the invoice date is regarded as plenty of time, especially when I send my invoices at the end of the month, which often gives them a couple of weeks more.

I let clients know I am a business partner, and I will give them my best service, but then I expect to be paid! We a
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I tell clients when their terms are not acceptable. Occasionally they are willing to negotiate, but you can probably not persuade this client to pay up within a reasonable time - here in Northern Europe 30 days from the invoice date is regarded as plenty of time, especially when I send my invoices at the end of the month, which often gives them a couple of weeks more.

I let clients know I am a business partner, and I will give them my best service, but then I expect to be paid! We are polite, and I am almost friends with a couple of good clients, but we do business with each other, not favours.

It depends to some extent how much you need the job. As long as you are paid, after 100 days is better than never, but I would walk away from terms like that.
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Nurettin Ceylan
Turkey
Local time: 16:42
Member (2009)
English to Turkish
Regular workflow Oct 17

I did have clients that work with 90-day payment window. No problem as long as they provide you regular workflow and good rates I would say.

Tom in London
 


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