Few people like to chase down money, after all, you started your business because you’re great at what you do, not because you wanted to be a debt collector!
Luckily, there’s a very simple step you can take that’s proven to help you get paid faster and increase the chances of making more money – Add a logo to your business invoices.
It really is that simple!
If you haven’t done this already or you’re sitting on the fence about whether you should have a logo at all, here’s 3 very important reasons we recommend you include a logo in all your invoices.
1. A strong logo design prevents your invoice getting lost
Despite more people using digital banking, many customers still need a printed copy of your invoice, as part of their payment process. A prominent logo prevents your document from going missing amongst the mountain of household or office paperwork by helping customers quickly spot your invoice.
It also serves as a strong visual reminder that they need to get you paid and will reduce the number of times you’ll hear the excuse, “I can’t find your invoice!”
2. A professional image builds trust with existing and new customers
Trust is everything in business, it not only gains you new customers but also keeps existing customers coming back. Appearing professional is a very important part of building trust, especially if you’re a sole trader, freelancer or small business owner.
Having a logo on your invoices is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to create a professional image and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to get a simple logo designed, in fact, a well designed logo will pay for itself very quickly.
Regardless of whether your customer is the general public or another business, if they trust you, they feel reassured their hard earned money is well spent with you and they’re more likely to hand over their cash quickly and confidently.
3. Customers take you seriously and are less likely to delay payment
Sending out your invoices with a logo indicates to customers that you’re not only legitimate but also organised and on top of things when it comes to running your business, including your finances.
Minor details matter, like having a business logo on your invoices, because it indicates you have a professional financial system in place and customers need to be serious about making payments to you.
How do I add a logo to my invoices?
There’s various methods for adding a logo to your invoices from a classic rubber stamp, to designing your own document template on a computer but the easiest method is to use as specialist invoicing software that’s designed specifically for the job. In fact, Invoicenet can add your logo in 3 quick steps.
Go to SETTINGS in the menu
Scroll down and click on the placeholder image on the bottom left
Select your logo and hit upload