Posted by Drew Estelle on Jul 23, 2018 8:00:00 PM
Why It Pays To Invest In Automated Invoicing Software
So you're taking advantage of the explosive popularity of Comment Selling, but you're having trouble keeping up with invoicing your customers.
How will you handle the increase as your business grows? You have two choices- automate or grind. Here's why you should skip the grind for the sake of your sanity, your wallet, and for your customers.
1. It will save you countless hours and dollars
Time is money. When you’re putting all your time into administrative tasks, such as invoicing, you are losing precious time in other areas of your business.
Manual invoicing is a momentous undertaking. If you are not prepared for it, you can grossly underestimate how much time you have for other equally important tasks.
In addition, it can free up the hands of employees or lessen the need for new ones. You can delegate more important tasks to your dedicated team, or eliminate the need for an invoicing specific role.
2. It makes checkout easier for you AND your customers
Using an auto-invoicing system means that your invoices will be automatically generated for both you and your customers’ records. No muss, no fuss.
Once received, your customer can begin the check out process right away. This helps speed up their purchasing process, creating a better shopping experience and gets you paid faster.
When you choose your eCommerce software solution, you will also want to consider which payment options they provide your customers. Paypal, Stripe, Square, and Sezzle are popular payment options that customers will recognize.
3. It can eliminate human error
Data entry can be a tricky thing, especially if you’re one to stay up late in an attempt to quickly fulfill orders the night after a sale. Human error can lead to costly inaccuracies and disgruntled customers.
Don’t risk tarnishing your brand image or put yourself in a precarious financial position with manual invoicing. There’s no risk when you have an invoicing system to organize and calculate quickly and accurately on your behalf.
4. Get more done with an invoicing software that can multitask
Look for more bells and whistles while choosing an auto-invoicing software. Those with built in inventory management, like CommentSold, will save you even more time and frustration. With it, you won't have to worry about staring and comparing to match up inventory quantities and subtract paid entries. It will record real time data will help you track just how much you have left to sell or how much you can expect to make during a sale.
Cart expirations may also be included and are also a huge plus because they lead to faster check out and increased margins. Items linger less in carts when there is the threat of them expiring. Cart expiration keeps your your item out of limbo and puts them into the hands of someone on willing to pay for them when waitlists are in use.
With the invention of auto-invoicing, manual invoice processing is proving itself to be outdated and unnecessary. Choosing an automated invoice software can be one of the most important decisions a business can make.
Ultimately it will help to reduce cost, eliminate time consuming tasks, and provide a professional touch all while enhancing your customer’s shopping experience. In short, an investment in automated invoicing software is an investment in your business.