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how to get invoices paid

paid invoiceSometimes, despite your best efforts when “chasing slow payers”, they simply don’t pay.

You’ve sent out your standard “reminders”, left phone messages and maybe even sent text messages, but, no response.  

What to do?  Easy, threaten the non-specific.
Just send a short email (on top of any earlier ones sent maybe) and say …


Dear Mr Bloggs,

Please advise if payment for the October invoice 123456 ($3,456.00) has been organised. If a payment date has already been scheduled, thank you. Please advise when it is to be made.

But, if not, please either settle the balance due or contact me as I have to submit a report to the Board about all overdue accounts this week and, in the absence of any response, they are likely to suggest that we revert to policy.

In advance, thank you.


You may not even have a “policy” (!!), but your debtor may not know that.

You’re simply applying the Fear of the Unknown again. Try it … just once. 🙂

By | 2020-02-27T04:51:25+00:00 February 23rd, 2014|wording|0 Comments

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