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When invoices go unpaid or are paid late, one of the most popular ways to follow up with customers is via email. Written communication, unlike in-person or verbal communication, is all too often misinterpreted or misunderstood. What appears to be factual and to the point may appear abrupt or rude to some people. Getting it right can be extremely difficult.

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Overdue payments can also cause problems for businesses and have a significant impact on cash flow. When your incoming cash is unpredictable, managing your outgoing cash becomes much more difficult. You must find ways to encourage your customers to pay on time. You can accomplish this by communicating with them on a regular basis through an organized series of polite, yet persistent, payment reminder emails.

Furthermore, "getting payment reminder emails right" is critical to preserving your positive customer relationship!

Chaser is dedicated to fostering a world in which all businesses can be confident that they will be paid for their efforts. In order to accomplish this, we provide accounts receivable software, credit control services, and debt collection services, as well as a wide range of invoice reminder email templates.

Email template 1: Payment reminder email template pre-due-date 

Type of email: Reminder email template pre-due-date

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Subject: [Your company’s name] <> [invoice reference number]

Body:

Hello [Recipient's first name],

I hope that you are well. I am contacting you on behalf of [your company] with regard to the following invoice:

[invoice ref number] / [invoice balance]

This invoice is due for payment on [invoice due date]. Please could you kindly confirm receipt of this invoice and advise as to whether payment has been scheduled.

I have attached a copy of the invoice for your reference. If you require any further information, please let me know.

Best regards,

[Sender’s first name]

___________

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Email template 2: Polite late payment email

When invoices are only a few days past due, you should start chasing the payment with reminder emails. When inquiring about late payments, always be professional and polite, and avoid coming across as cross or rude. Also, if your payment terms include late payment penalties, now is the time to remind them.

 

"When enquiring about late payments, always be professional and polite, and avoid coming across as cross or rude."

We recommend using your business name and the invoice reference number as it allows the recipient to know precisely who is communicating (in this case, your business’ name) and what this email refers to. 

In all your invoice payment reminder emails, we recommend also stating clearly: 

- The amount owed

- The invoice reference number

- The due date

Type of email: Polite email asking for payment

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Subject: [Your company’s name] <> [invoice reference number]

 

Body:

 

Hello [Recipient’s first name],

 

I hope you are well.

 

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to remind you that [amount owed on invoice] in respect of our invoice [invoice reference number] is due for payment on [date due].

 

I have attached a copy of the invoice for your reference. 

 

I would be really grateful if you could confirm that everything is on track for payment.

 

Best regards,

 

[Sender’s first name]

___________

 

 Email template 3: When an invoice is early overdue

When your invoice is only a few days late, your goal should be to get a payment date agreed upon as soon as possible, rather than "nudging" your customer.

 

Remember that if a payment is late, you have the legal right to add interest and compensation. If you choose to use these rights for your company, make sure to inform the customer in your payment reminder email.

 

Type of email: When an invoice is early overdue

Subject: [Your company’s name] <> [invoice reference number]

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Body:

 

Hi [Recipient’s first name]

 

I hope you are well.

 

We have yet to receive payment from yourselves of [amount owed on invoice] in respect of our invoice [invoice reference number] which was due for payment on [date due].

 

I would be really grateful if you could let me know when we can expect to receive payment.

 

I have attached a copy of the invoice for your reference. Thank you for your help.

 

Best regards

 

[Sender’s first name]

____________

 

If you’ve chased a customer repeatedly for an overdue unpaid invoice without any luck, it’s time to change your accounts receivable tactics. After the first three email reminders, you have contacted your client repeatedly to pay their overdue payment without any success. The email below gives your client one more opportunity to pay in a kind way, whilst still escalating the severity of the late payment. The element of urgency is very literally spelled out in the body with the line

 “as a matter of urgency,” as well as made very clear with an “OVERDUE” in the subject line. Again, remember to attach a copy of the invoice with your reminder email to prevent getting held up by claims of “oh, I never received that…”

should they arise, including a customer statement if emailing about multiple invoices.

 

Type of email: Late overdue invoice follow up

Subject: [Your company’s name] <> [invoice reference number]: OVERDUE

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Body:

Hi [Recipient’s first name]

I hope you are well.

We have yet to receive payment from yourselves of [amount owed on invoice] in respect of our invoice [invoice reference number] which was due for payment on [date due].

I would be really grateful if you could let me know when we can expect to receive payment.

I’ve attached the invoice for your reference. 

Best regards,

[Sender’s first name]

______________

 

Email template 5: When an invoice is paid

Whether it was early, on time, or two weeks late, when a customer pays your invoice, you should send them a “thank you for paying” email.  This will undoubtedly have a positive effect: perhaps they will feel guilty about their late payment from your polite handling of it and endeavour to pay earlier in future. Or they’ll appreciate you recognising them paying in a timely manner, reinforcing the relationship and ensuring future payments remain timely. Not only do ‘thanks for the payment’ emails help to improve future payment behaviours, they can also be used as an in for 

We recommend the following template for thanking your customers for payments. converting customers to direct debit or securing further sales

 

Type of email: When an invoice is paid

Subject: [Your company’s name] <> [invoice reference number]

Body:

Hello [Recipient’s first name],

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that we have received your recent payment in respect of invoice [invoice reference number].

Thank you very much. We really appreciate it.

Best regards,

[Sender’s first name]

____________

 

If you want to take it one step further than optimising your payment reminders, see our ultimate guide to accounts receivable blog, with free guidance on how to optimise your business’ entire receivables function. This guide covers everything from the fundamental cornerstones of your AR procedure, when, how and why to conduct credit checks and how to distinguish good and bad payers.

Why plan your email schedules

At Chaser, we advise that you plan out times (schedules) and sequences when your payment reminder emails go out , as well as how often you will follow up on invoices and that these become programmed and expected by your customers. 
 
Chasing payments for overdue invoices can drain your energy and time away from running your business. Never forget to follow up on an unpaid invoice again. Set up as many reminders as you need in a sophisticated email cadence.
 
Chasing payments for overdue invoices can drain your energy and time away from running your business. Never forget to follow up on an unpaid invoice again. Set up as many reminders as you need in a sophisticated email cadence.
 

These benefits are twofold: 

Save time! We know how long you spend chasing late payments – too long! Managing your credit control is crucial, which is why we recommend using Chaser to automate your credit control. 

Your customers will expect it and come to respect it. They will likely prioritise your payments in the future. You will encourage positive customer paying habits by sending invoice reminders on the same day and at the same time each week.

Using Chaser,  email and SMS payment reminders can be scheduled at different intervals throughout the invoicing process and can be tailored to different customer groups, such as good or bad payers, with a unique template that you customise with your own branding.

Having a transparent view of both debtors, payments, and all invoice communications in one centralised system empowers you to spot any potential issues, take action and keep the company’s cash in a positive position.

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 What to do if you don’t succeed? 

Sometimes, using a debt collection agency is a necessary step to get your invoices paid and one which you'd rather avoid until it is absolutely necessary. This is because it's often seen as having a negative impact on your customer relationships, coming from a perception of aggressive, impersonal collectors that would simply not care about your customers as long as they pay their outstanding invoices.

 

At Chaser, we believe there is room for a better way of doing debt collection. For this reason, we believe it's essential to provide the service to our customers, and do it in a way that does not harm business relationships.

 

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