If the thought of receiving your power bill EVERY WEEK sends a cold shiver down your spine, we completely understand. And you’re not alone.
In fact, we’ve spoken to a lot of Flick customers who had the same fear of weekly billing before they joined us. But, as they’ve all discovered, it’s really no big deal and if anything, they’ve found it better and easier to manage than monthly billing!
Don’t believe us? Well, if you’ve been following the Flick journey, you’ll know that we like to do things differently. We’re a startup, so our beginning was (and still is) very small. That has given us some great opportunities to change the way things are done. We’ve been able to ignore the traditional confines of the electricity industry and become an electricity provider that does things in a better way – that’s better for our customers, better for business, and better for our environment.
So why did we decide on weekly billing? Well, here are four very good reasons.
The main reason we landed on weekly billing is because, in our experience, making payments little and often is far more budget-friendly (and mental health-friendly) than monthly billing. It encourages you to plan your weekly spend, and gives you a clearer overview of where your money’s at. If you know what you’re outlaying in total each week (we’re talking power, groceries, petrol and everything in between) then it makes it much easier to save and spend wisely.
With Flick Electric, those horrendous, wildly inaccurate bills that arrive at the end of the month are a thing of the past. Because we bill weekly based on the wholesale market, we only provide electricity to homes and businesses with smart meters. This means that all of our bills are actual readings, so you’ll always stay informed about the actual cost of your electricity use. Yesss!
A huge advantage of weekly billing is that it gives you significant control over how much you spend on your electricity. Because you’re billed each week, you’re prompted to keep an eye on what you’re using and spending. We’ve also designed weekly billing features to compliment your Flick tools, so you have more control over when you use electricity, and how much it costs you. Our smart tech tools include:
Another big tick in the box of weekly billing is that it helps us quickly identify issues and sort them out. So if you start working from home or your hot water cylinder springs a leak and your power bill suddenly skyrockets, we can immediately tell that something’s up and help you get it sorted (check out our ‘Renters, beware the hot’ and ‘What’s your User plan, Stan?’ blogs for more info).
With weekly billing you’ll know how much your spending on electricity, what your norm is, and when something goes wrong. Information is power, so join us today – #FlickYeah!