Businesses come in all shapes and sizes but they all have one thing in common. They have to make money to stay alive.

Most businesses, especially SMB's, operate with a huge accounts receivable (money they are owed but haven't collected yet).

Because of this, we've put together this guide that goes over some of the best text messaging strategies for getting paid faster, collecting payments and sending payment reminders to customers.

How To Get Paid Faster with Text Messaging

Text-to-Pay Links

One of the most popular ways to use texting for payments is to text a payment link directly to the customer. Since 98% of text messages get read - it will be next to impossible for your customer to "miss" the invoice text.

No longer worry about whether or not your email reminder was "seen" by your customer. Instead, have confidence that your customers are not only aware of what they owe you but also have a one-click way of paying you from their mobile device.

With MessageDesk, you can quickly text any of your QuickBooks Online or Xero invoices directly to your customers. Once they click on the link they'll get directed to the default payment page they normally reach.

To learn more about how you can start texting your QuickBooks and Xero invoice directly to customers check out our Invoice's overview article.

Payment Reminders & Follow-Ups

Customers not paying you on time? Struggling to follow up with past customers about invoice payments?

Look no further - with MessageDesk business text messaging it's easy to set up recurring text messages that keep getting sent until the invoice is paid.

This way, you don't have to keep manually following up with each past-due invoice. Simply schedule the text once and it will keep getting sent at daily, weekly or monthly intervals until it's fully paid.

If you're interested in learning more about setting up payment reminders for your business be sure to check out our invoice's overview article. It walks through how to send payment links, set up reminders and sync with invoices in from QuickBooks or Xero.

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