Emailing Invoices?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Team Gopher, Aug 23, 2003.


Percentage of customers you could email invoices to.

  1. 80%-100%

    0 vote(s)
  2. 60%-79%

    0 vote(s)
  3. 40%-59%

    2 vote(s)
  4. 20%-39%

    1 vote(s)
  5. 0%-19%

    10 vote(s)
  1. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What percentage of your customer base could you or do you email invoices to?
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    I didn't vote

    I don't do that now.
    Will be exploring this option now for next season.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    First of all, I'm not sure if all my customers have computers.

    Secondly, what % of them are on the Internet either??? BTW, I wouldn't mind being able to do it that way with all of them (right now I'm not doing it with any of them).
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    i just acquired a few more accounts this week, i'm going to ask them if they'd elect to recieve their invoices online. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    like less than 1% of my customers receive their invoices through mail.
  6. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    I e-mail about 50% of invoices.
  7. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    Something that I have noticed in the last year is "not everyone reads their e-mail on a daily basis". For those that do not have e-mail at work, there are many that check it "every once in a while".

    As I do a lot of client correspondence via e-mail I also e-mail with 'read notification' to prevent sending a reminder when they haven't read the original (be it an invoice or mail).

    And personally, I tend to stack my bills (paper version) in one spot to pay on one day, so an e-mail invoice is going to have to get printed to add to the stack. "Oops, I forgot..."

    Of two operators I know doing it - one does 70% (they work only commercial properties) and one does less than 20% (mixed). And each of them try to get e-mail addresses as a standard business procedure for new accounts- for news, invoices, corresp., etc.

    Definitely saves the sender the postage!

    For those considering it in the future, Quickbooks has the feature.

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