Brick & Mortar Vs Online Businesses: My Experience

Brick & Mortar Vs Online Businesses: My Experience

A Streamlined Approach To Handling B2B Payments

by Roy Morris

Paper checks are gradually being phased out by many businesses due to electronic payments, which are capable of quickly putting money into people's hands. As a business owner, you may be practicing old payment methods and be potentially hindering your ability to pay for goods or services in a timely manner. Consider some B2B (business to business) payment options that will help you gain control of your finances.

Checks And Payment Plans Can Be Costly

If you currently use paper checks to pay for goods and services and allow your vendors and customers to send you checks in addition to being lenient and offering payment plans, you can find yourself in some precarious situations that result in not having enough funds available to handle financial needs within your place of business.

Envision everything running smoothly at your business. Checks seem to be showing up on time, and you are able to cash them and pay bills before they are due. Then, there is a sudden shift in how often you are paid, and checks are coming later than anticipated or payment extensions are sought by some of your customers.

This type of situation would ultimately result in you not having the money that you anticipated, and this could be problematic for all aspects of your business. In addition to these types of problems, you may be faced with occasions in which you receive a check that bounces, adding bank fees to your list of growing problems.

A New Way Of Doing Things Will Help

Setting up electronic payments, which can be used in conjunction with credit cards or bank accounts, and accepting wire transfers will guarantee that payments sent to other businesses and payments received from your existing clients will be received promptly.

Before you decide to switch the current payment methods that you use and accept in business to business transactions, consider the amount of time that you will save if you decide to switch to electronic payments.

Right now, accounts receivable and accounts payable departments are likely utiized within your business, and the change of hands necessary to send invoices, make payments, and collect payments could be slowing down your ability to satisfy your obligations or receive the money that you deserve. When you eliminate extra paperwork and choose a streamlined process that eliminates excessive handling of each payment, you will be able to save time within the workplace, which will be a benefit to you and your employees. 

To learn more, contact a business that offers B2B payment solutions.


About Me

Brick & Mortar Vs Online Businesses: My Experience

I have owned my own small businesses for years, and I have always been happy to share my business tips with other entrepreneurs, especially those just starting out. One question I get asked about a lot is whether it is a better idea for a beginner to open an online business or a brick & mortar shop. While I wish I had a one-size-fits all answer, the truth is that it really depends on what you are selling (or what service you are providing), how the economy is doing in your local area, and your personal business goals and dreams. However, every brick & mortar business should have a website today, and it only makes sense to sell products on a website that your business needs anyway. I have many more business tips to share, and I decided to start a blog to share them with all aspiring entrepreneurs!