Writing a collection letter to a customer can be scary. How to ask for money owed without coming off as rude and annoying?
Customers don’t read long emails; so the amount and due date should be in bold and in the first sentence of your collection letter. I usually recommend adding it to the subject of the mail or the letter title.
“Our record shows that you have 2 unpaid invoices with us with a balance of $12,563, 30 days past due.”
Your collection letter is a reflection of your business, remember that your letter is to persuade someone to send you money. Your wording and tone are critical, especially if this is a customer you want to continue to do business with. Always assume the customer will pay. The easiest way to collect invoices is by using an ar automation software.
I personally finish with something like “Sending payment reminders for past due invoices is my least favorite part of the job! We love your business and hope that you will rapidly remit these invoices.”
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