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How should I have recurring billing for my client?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by ssd1234, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. ssd1234

    ssd1234 Junior Member

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    I have a client and I want him to be billed montly ..say 100$ so what can I do apart form reminding him everymonth to pay,,, PLEASE dont suggest paypal its impossible here to do local business with .(based in India)

    What should be done? I dont have 1 client but many of them so it will be a hassle to ask them everymonth for it :(
     
  2. Raven13

    Raven13 Power Member

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    Tell them to give you 12 checks, every month u put on in the bank. But they have to trust you before.
     
  3. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Set up a direct debit or standing order.
     
  4. brainstorm1

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    This is a popular niche for software / web developers these days. There are MANY online recurring billing sites/apps available, but I can't think of one off hand. Do a quick Google search
     
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    Just invoice them every month - check out freshbooks for this, or create your own.
     
  6. WebOracle

    WebOracle Regular Member

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    I love recurring billing! You should set up a merchant account and then use a payment terminal. I use my local bank and authorize.net, If you have not yet set up a merchant account then you should opt for square ( square.com ) they will send you off a card reader that you can use with you smart phone for free and the account is free as well.

    If I didn't have a merchant account set up yet I would take down all of the clients info, along with a billing cycle date and other details, and store it in a file somewhere safe. Then when his date came on the calendar pull out your square app and bill him and send him an email receipt.

    Here is an extra tip for you as well that could save you several hundred to thousands.... make sure you have the client sign an initial receipt that states in the fine print that they are going to be auto billed every month until they cancel. This way if they try and chargeback (and believe me even if you do incredible work and have exceptional customer service you will still get chargebacks when you start dealing in volume) they will not be win a dispute with the credit card company.
     
  7. ExecutiveCloser

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    Personally, I use WHMCS but its made for my hosting company but I can have clients pay me monthly as well for anything else.
     
  8. necro

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    We use an inhouse ERP (Accounting System) and send a bill by post.

    If he doesnt pay he faces the consequenses