Businesses put a lot of effort into finding new clients and customers, and even more effort into providing those clients and customers with high-quality, thoughtful services and goods. But many run into the issue of getting paid for their work, especially in a timely manner.
At Towne Mailer, we know that the way that you send bills, invoices and statements can greatly affect whether you get paid as well as how fast you get paid. In this post, we will take a look at four ways you can get paid, and more quickly, without drag time or drama.
4 Ways to Get Your Customers to Pay on Time
- Send your bills, invoices and statements on time! This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many small businesses fail to simply do this on a regular basis. If you don’t invoice often, you won’t get paid often! Make sure you have a schedule in which you invoice at the same time each month (or every two weeks), or, even better, outsource the task to someone else who can do this without disruption to your core business.
- Be friendly and polite. Tone can mean a lot on an invoice or a statement. Be sure to remember your manners and thank your customers for their business–and never harass your clients for payment, especially if their payment isn’t late. At Towne Mailer, we can make sure the tone of your invoice is warm and friendly, both for the sake of your customer service and for the sake of your piggy bank.
- Send payment reminders. Just as some businesses don’t put enough time into regularly mailing their invoices, some businesses fail to follow up with clients and customers that are not paying what they owe. Having a good system in place for sending reminder letters can ensure that everyone who has the ability to pay will, even if it is delayed.
- Make expectations clear. Make sure that your bills, statements and invoices include a clear due date as well as information about late fees or penalties. People are more likely to act if there is a clear deadline and if there are negative consequences to inaction.
Bill Regularly and Quickly With Towne Mailer
At Towne Mailer, we help our clients by making certain that their bills, statements, and invoices go out quickly and regularly–making it much more likely that your clients and customers make on-time payments. We offer potential clients free quotes. Find out exactly how much you can save on each printed and mailed letter, bill, invoice and\or statement by giving us a call today: (877) 882-6245.