Pay by Text can save you time and help your customers have better experiences with your brand.
Your customers look for the most convenient way to get what they want. Providing easy payment methods for your customers will keep them happy and coming back for additional service in the future. Pay-by-text is one of the easiest ways for customers to pay, and combined with Zero Cost Processing, it can help your business avoid paying credit card fees when accepting credit cards.
What Is Pay-by-Text?
Pay-by-text is a convenient way for businesses to send and collect customer payments. Pay-by-text involves sending a mobile invoice that to your customer via text message. The text message includes a link for your customer to see and pay the invoice. The customer clicks the link and completes the payment. It’s that easy!
How Does Text-to-Pay Work?
Behind the scenes, Text to Pay is a two-step process:
Step 1, you create an invoice by adding details about the service and customer to the invoice.
Step 2, you click ‘send’ and the invoice is texted to your customer.
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How Do I Accept a Payment Via Text?
Here’s a step-by-step process to help your business offer text-to-pay services:
Subscribe to a text-to-pay company such as Allset.
Create an invoice.
Click ‘Send’ to send the invoice.
Watch the money be deposited into your bank account.
That’s it! It’s easy for you, and even easier for your customers. And with Allset’s Pay by Text option, there are no credit card fees and no worries.
Is Pay-by-Text Safe?
Pay-by-text is one of the most secure forms of payment. Text to pay is secured by an encrypted SMS gateway that helps guarantee a customer's payment goes through secure processing. Allset follows the strict Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) that cover the handling of bank or credit card information and is PCI Level 1 Certified.
The link sent via text message goes straight to your customer, and neither their information nor yours is shared with any outside parties. If it were ever to come up, you could reassure your customers that Pay by Text with Allset is a highly secure way to pay invoices.
What Is an SMS Pay Link?
When using text-to-pay, your customers will receive an SMS pay link which will open the mobile invoice. You “can directly share the payment link to the customer’s mobile phone or share it from the delivery agent’s app. Using an SMS pay link, the customer can then make the payment” (All About SMS Pay Link).
How Can Pay-by-Text Help Me?
Pay-by-text software can make your life easier in the following ways:
Providing convenience: Mobile invoices sent via text message are the most convenient way for customers to pay you for your service. With the ease of paying from their couch or from out of town, your customers will have a better experience with your business.
Getting you your money faster: Text-to-pay speeds up the payment process. Instead of waiting a few days to get your money or having to resend invoices because your customer can’t find it in their cluttered email inbox, you can get paid in just minutes!
Eliminating credit card fees: Pay by Text with Allset uses Zero Cost Processing so your business doesn’t have to pay any credit card fees.
What Are Some Text-to-Pay Companies?
While many text-to-pay companies exist, Allset caters to service companies including cleaning, outdoor, professional, and contracting companies. Allset’s focus is on helping you focus on serving your customers by getting you paid faster and helping you avoid credit card fees.
Is There a Difference Between Text to Pay and Pay by Text?
As you’re exploring ways to increase convenience for you and your customers, you may run into the terms, “pay-to-text,” and, “text-to-pay.” Both words refer to the same time-saving process that allows businesses to send their customers' mobile invoices and get paid in minutes.