Get Overdue Invoices Paid With Email

Email as a collection tool

So you've expedited an invoice to the client that they are expecting, with a discount for prompt payment and a link for easy payment, and that's usually enough for most clients to pay.

You will run across clients that simply aren't quick to pay their invoices and they need some extra help getting that done.

Make it easy on yourself and use your email system to send duplicate invoices to answer any client questions and get payment in quickly.

We're all human

Like many of us, our client’s payments can be delayed for one reason or another and a human touch and some automation can have huge payoffs.

Once you see that one of your unpaid invoices is aging a bit, the best solution to getting it paid is to pick up the phone and call your trusted client. Most times, the invoice was simply overlooked but they may be having issues that a payment plan would resolve.

Send a duplicate invoice

If your client needs a duplicate invoice you can use your billing system such as QuickBooks or PayPal and resend it to the client. This will give them a simple way to make the payment and all is well.

If they need a payment plan, the original invoice can be cancelled and a series of smaller invoices with future due dates can be sent out.

Reminder notices

Another approach is to use your billing system to automatically send out reminder notices to each client with a past-due invoice attached.

The key to this approach is to include a friendly reminder that your company very much appreciates their business and to ask that the invoice is paid at their earliest convenience.

We're all human

Like many of us, our client’s payments can be delayed for one reason or another and a human touch and some automation can have huge payoffs.

Once you see that one of your unpaid invoices is aging a bit, the best solution to getting it paid is to pick up the phone and call your trusted client. Most times, the invoice was simply overlooked but they may be having issues that a payment plan would resolve.

Bottom Line

Make sure you’re being paid for your company’s successful work, while maintaining a good relationship with your client.

We can help

Merager Financial Solutions can get you set-up with an automated billing system and even make these professional calls. With your direction, we can identify ourselves as your billing department (often important to avoid bad feelings if collection activity is perceived), with the primary intention of making sure your business relationship remains solid and secondarily that the bill itself is paid.

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    Steve