From a utility bill....
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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Feb 23, 2006

From a utility bill :

Don't forget to pay on time.
Give preference to a monthly payment order. For a reminder, we will charge you x €/£/$.
Would this be feasible/applicable for translation-invoices?


[Edited at 2006-02-23 10:05]


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Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
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reminder fee Feb 23, 2006

I don't think it's inappropriate to add that you will charge a penalty fee if you need to send a reminder - I have a note on all my invoices saying that I'll do so and how much I'll charge (as well as a specified date for when payment is due). Whether it encourages people to pay on time or not I don't know...

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NancyLynn
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Do you enforce it? Feb 23, 2006

Do you enforce this? You would know if it works...

Nancy


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Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
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I think I'm lucky... Feb 23, 2006

99.9% of my clients pay up on time - so maybe that means it does work (I've never had a payment delayed for any longer than a month). I don't think the actual amount of penalty fee is what makes people pay on time, rather the obvious pointer to them that I will notice and get on to them if they don't.

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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Any automatic reminders to notice a non-paid invoice? Feb 23, 2006

Dear Clare,
Please tell me if you have an easy way (i.e. some type of automatic reminder maybe?) to notice a non-paid invoice, without going back and checking all of them?
Many thanks,
Monika


Clare Barnes wrote:

99.9% of my clients pay up on time - so maybe that means it does work (I've never had a payment delayed for any longer than a month). I don't think the actual amount of penalty fee is what makes people pay on time, rather the obvious pointer to them that I will notice and get on to them if they don't.


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Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
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All manual... Feb 23, 2006

Hi Monica!
It's all manual - I print out my invoices and put them in a folder with the most recently sent ones at the back. That way the ones that are due next are nearest the top. When an invoice is paid I move it over into another section of the folder that's for "paid invoices". Basically, I can see the date when an invoice should have been paid as soon as I open the folder and can see if it's passed or not - if it has then perhaps it's time to check with the customer and see whether the money is on its way...

I'm a bit old fashioned - I like to have my records on paper as well as on the computer. I just find it easier to keep a check on things that way. I should also say that I don't send loads of invoices every month (probably 10-15) - I have a fair amount of middling size jobs - so that might also make things easier!

/Clare


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