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Everybody knows it, completing tasks in a rush at the end of your working day. You’re making an invoice and when you just sent it out to the client, you realize that you used a bullet point instead of a comma. Instead of asking your client to pay a thousand euros, you ask them to pay one euro. These and many other frequently made mistakes become especially annoying when doing business with foreign countries. Let’s take the time and discuss some other invoicing mistakes that can easily be avoided.
Making it hard for your clients to find the invoice
Believe it or not, there are still companies that send physical letters to their clients. Not only do emails have a major advantage when it comes to storing them, they also give you the ability to make sure, and check if you sent it to the right person. If you create an invoice with YoInvoice, there are three options to send the invoice to your client. You can generate the invoice as PDF, e-mail it directly to your client or get a unique link of the invoice and send it to your client the way you want!
Making it hard for your clients to pay
As there are a million ways for clients to pay invoices, the way you want them to pay should be made very clear. If this isn’t clear to your clients, it will probably take them longer to pay you. This is because there’s an extra step/obstacle for them to pay your invoice. When your client is busy, the last thing they want is sending you an email because they’re not sure how to pay your invoice.
Not submitting a due date on the invoice
When you’re sending out an invoice, it is important to decide on when you want to receive the payment. Mostly this is because any confusion can be avoided. Another argument is that both companies know where they stand and, for example, the paying client has to keep in mind that a certain amount of money is going to leave his companies’ bank account.
If you would make an invoice with YoInvoice, you will never forget to put a due date on your invoice. The platform automatically puts a due date on the invoice. Of course, you can adjust this date!
Every now and then, your client forgets to pay your invoice and you’re still waiting for the amount of money to arrive on your bank account. Some clients don’t pay due to the simple reason that they forget to do it. Others just wait to pay until you’re badgering them with reminders. Make sure you don’t wait too long before you’re sending out the first reminder. The longer it takes, the easier it is for your client to come up with additional excuses!