Cirrus: Friendly Reminders - Payment

Hi all! I tend to post a message like this each time I have to chase payment for this company - as it is pretty common. I shopped for Cirrus Marketing Intelligence in June ($800) and July ($125) of this year. According to my personal records and PayPal records, I have only been paid for my July shops. This is pretty typical of my personal experiences with Cirrus - I have to chase about half the invoices that I submit for them. (Yes, I submitted my June invoice on 6/29/19). To date, I have always been paid after contacting the MSC owner (Monnie Howard), which I just did before posting this message.....I know that I am not the only one who periodically has to chase payments for this company.

So... As a reminder to everybody, please remember to keep good records of your shops and track payments. Some companies do struggle to pay shoppers. Happy Shopping!

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This company has been this way for over 10 years, probably more than 15 years. They don't even pay the schedulers on time.
I got a response from Monnie Howard (owner) within minutes of sending my inquiry. She promised to look into it. I'll post when she remedies the situation. I've always been paid after calling attention to the issue, so I periodically take their shops - when the price is right. At the same time, because of the slow payments and frequency of missed payments, I only will do shops for this company when they are offering well more compensation than other MSC's for similar shops.

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UPDATE:
I did not hear anything more for over 24 hours, so I sent a follow-up email to Monnie. I received a reply with 20 minutes - and my payment. All is well: I did have have to chase payment, but I am now paid in full. smiling smiley

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Yeah.... it’s part of the “deal” when working with Cirrus: you need to be prepared to chase your payments. Because of the hassle, I don’t pick up their apartments unless they are very well bonuses and offering about $15 more than what I can get from EPMS....

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I would need like $50 more than EPMS for Cirrus but that's me. This is a good reminder to all shopper even those part timers. You are still running a business and should keep records so you know who owes you what.

Shopping Western NY, Northeast and Central PA, and parts of Ohio and West Virginia. Have car will travel anywhere if the monies right.
Sounds great on paper, personally I'm not good about chasing payment.....good luck.

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@ceasesmith
I have never been stiffed. However, this is the one MSC with whom I work for which I feel tracking payments very closely is imperative. Out of the thousands of shops I have done, I have only had to chase payment five times (aside from when I forgot to submit an invoice for Maritz). Four of those times have been with Cirrus -and there are 20-30 MSC's for which I have worked more than Cirrus.....

So, at $125, I would do them, unless there were similar offers for other apartment communities. However, make sure that you are aware that January shops will be paid at the end of the first week of April. Also make sure you fill out their invoice correctly and submit it properly. If you don't have payment by April 15, be ready to contact them. I go straight to Monnie Howard and my payment issues are rectified within about a day. (This time was the slowest at about 28 hours.)

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