Have you ever been hit by a late payment and not sure how to handle the delicate situation to make sure you collect your payment and maintain a good customer relationship?
Even the best customers and businesses can become late payers for a whole range of reasons, which can be beyond their control. When this happens, it can put a strain on both the customer and supplier, which can damage the entire business relationship and even lead to non-payment.
To prevent late payment turning into non-payment, which can culminate in lengthy and expensive proceedings as well as the breaking down of relations, you should:
- Avoid making the situation worse
- Maintain open communication with customers
- Understand the customer’s perspective
- Use an intermediary, like Allianz Trade