We've got your payments covered.
Cradle offers a full suite of solutions to make sure you get paid on time and in full, while also saving you time and resources.
Secure payments before commencing works
Automatic deposit collection upon proposal acceptance
Automated requesting and collection of progress payments
Personalised payment dispute support for you and your customer
Get paid in just 2 taps.
Securing payment is easy. Receiving it is just as easy.
With just 2 taps in the App, the whole payment cycle is complete.
Tap 1 secures your payment. When the job is complete and you're ready for the payment to be released, Tap 2 gets you paid.
Be in complete control of your payments, always.
Only pay once you've been paid.
We like to keep things simple, so we've applied one low flat rate of 2% on all payments.
NO MINIMUM TERMS.
PAY AS YOU USE.
Taking payment after completion is risky business.
Without secured payments, 'when’ (and sometimes 'if'!) you get paid will be determined by the customer.
The risk of not being paid increases with each day past completion. In Australia, surveys show that on average, an invoice issued 2 weeks after completion gets paid 6 weeks later!
By proactively securing payment prior to starting works you're guaranteed to be paid on time and in full, putting you back in control of your business.
Complete job. Invoice. Chase. Repeat.
The job has been completed, the customer is happy, yet small trade business owners are often left playing Debt Collector, waiting weeks and often months for final payment.
It's a cycle that can have a devastating effect on the business.
So why do we continue to do business this way?
The most common response from Tradies? "That's just the way it is!"
The truth is, often trade business are run by the same people that are on the tools. The focus is on completing jobs and generating new ones, and rightly so.
The good news is there's now a fully automated, easily integrated solution by way of secured payments.
What are secured payments?
Simply, they are payments collected from a customer and secured by a third party before any works commence. Doing business this way guarantees that the secured funds are available for payment to the Tradie, at the completion of the job.