Email billing

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Frontier-Lawn, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    Email billing, does any one do it and how do you do it. heres the software i use.
    money 2005 Small business
    gopher pro
    outlook express with paypal plug-in
  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    people don't pay enough attention to emails for me to trust 'em .
    I use the US mail
  3. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    i think it would give late payers even more reason to pay later... if you have a small client base that pays well i would probably say it might be worth it..
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    Hi Frontier-Lawn,

    Did you know you can print your invoices to pdf format and then email them as an attached file?

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  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    how do i print to pdf? all it says is ndr and pnr for file types
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do it, send them straight out of QB to those who have internet access.
    Fastest I have ever had for response time, usually 2 to 3 days I have the checks coming in. of those billed that way, I have not had a single slow payer.
    My snail mail accounts take a month to get the checks back to me.
    I wish I could bill them all on e-mail!! :D :D :D :D
    Oh ya, When e-mail billing, Commercial accounts are great, get the e-mail address to the acct payable and if possible a contact persons name so it goes straight to the one who approves the payment. I did that with a comm. that was the slowest payer i ever dealt with. Now I'm payed within a week.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I proposed it 2 years ago. Put a nice note in their monthly invioces.

    Not one response. I didn't offer a discount or anything though.

    I check email 2-3 times a day (sometimes more). Maybe my customers aren't as web savvy?

    Thing is, my Software makes it real easy to do. One button and all email invoices are sent. I set up a few dummy accounts to test it out. Real slick if you ask me.
  8. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    I'm going to start sending envelopes with my return adress with the invoice , otheres tell me it's the best way for a quick return
  9. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    I just started doing it a couple of months ago. And about half of my customers gave me their email address. I tell them to check their email around the first of each month. Works great, Guess which customers didn't give me their email? The freakin late payers!
  10. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    do that already with postage.

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