Explore the benefits of using a contractor payment software, and how to make the leap from manual to digital payments.
Boost Your Close Rates with Digital Payment Options
At One Click, we’ve teamed up with CardConnect to provide you with digital payment tips so you can learn why the most efficient, successful contracting businesses skip the paper and use digital credit card or ACH payments.
If you’re not accepting digital payments yet, your business is going to get left in the dust. Year over year, fewer Americans are using checks, with most opting to use safer, more efficient options such as credit cards. Digital payments have benefits for your business, too, allowing for quicker payment processing, flexibility, and protection for both your business and your customers.
At One Click, we’ve teamed up with CardConnect to provide you with these four digital payment tips so you can learn why the most efficient, successful contracting businesses skip the paper and use digital credit card or ACH payments.
1. A More Efficient Sales Process
It’s simple: having a streamlined sales process means more time for your sales team, and therefore, more opportunities to sell. Collecting payment via credit card or ACH saves time and keeps your business organized. You can process and store payment information in the same platform you keep your customer base and build estimates in, meaning less time jumping from one place to another or searching for records. It also means no extra work to keep track of who’s paid and who hasn’t, and no hunting down checks or extra trips to the bank. You can be paid in less time with less effort.
2. Payment Flexibility
You can collect and process digital payments from anywhere. Whether you’re meeting in person with your customer, having a virtual appointment hundreds of miles apart, or something in between, you can collect payment from them. Especially with the rise in virtual selling, digital payment acceptance comes with the territory. Swipe a card with a dongle or manually enter information to run the card in seconds. Also, make it easy for the customer to pay you in “cash” using ACH as a payment option. Customers can mix and match as they see fit. We’ve got you covered regardless of how your customer wants to pay for their project.
3. Protect Your Business and Your Customers
Offering digital payment options like ACH or credit cards also comes with the benefit of added security. Your customer gets the peace of mind of the consumer protections that come with their credit card, while you can rest easy knowing their information is secure and not floating around somewhere on a handwritten piece of paper. Both you and your homeowner can rest assured you’re both protected.
4. Meet Customer Expectations
With fewer and fewer customers using checks to pay for things, being able to provide homeowners with a digital option is a necessity. Customers no longer have the patience for analog systems, they expect easy and quick options. Writing a check can feel outdated, clunky, and inconvenient—especially to millennials, who are taking over a growing share of the homeowner market and might not even own a checkbook. An easy payment experience that seamlessly takes you from measurement to estimate to agreement and payment is set to impress your homeowner big time. Asking for a paper check after you’ve done a killer digital presentation for them might feel like a letdown.
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