Several A.M.B.A. members have reached out recently to ask about my invoices...
Both new to the Meishan and hog sales.
One needed overall language.
The other learned something they could add to their invoice that had already cost them money.
My invoices are an evolution of what Rico of Gods Blessing farm passed on and what I've learned in delivering hundreds of hogs.
4 points to highlight are:
1. Deposits are required to reserve any hog and nothing is considered 'sold' until received
2. Said deposits are nonrefundable
3. Orders not finalized 1 year from the deposit date are considered null and void and, like I mentioned 1st, that deposit is nonrefundable.
4. Purchase price includes farm pickup, no health certificate or blood work, if required.
When I first started Meishan Preservation in 2020 and was working with that 50+ pig back log, I remember the conversation Rico and I had about deposits like it was yesterday. My question - "Why aren't deposits refundable? Sometimes bad luck happens to good people."
His response, 'because you put hogs in service based on their commitment. You spent money and committed to future expenses regardless of what they end up doing. And, you have to cover those expenses, regardless of what they choose to do in the end....you want to stay in business right?!" Of course I did!
Another point that a customer pointed out this week is my 'Pick Up Window.'
After a certain number of days after a pick up date is set, daily care fees apply.
Again, it's not that I want to be a stickler but, I sold a pig based on it's age and feed costs at that time. As time goes on, that hog still eats everyday...right?! So my expenses on that hog do not stop until it leaves my farm.
Fortunately, everyone I've worked with has been great! Very understanding about my policies. But, what if they weren't? That's where this contract makes a world of difference.
Can you use parts of my invoice and it's language? If so....
YES! Please do!
Download mine HERE and use what you think best serves your farm.
I'd love to know your thoughts! Did this help you? What will you take from it to improve your sales game?