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The Check's In The E-mail

Settle it already, Internet invoicing, slammed inbox tricks

This story appears in the November 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Mailing invoices is time-consuming, expensive and old-fashioned. No wonder so many entrepreneurs are using e-mail to shorten the cycle between billing and payment (and save big-time on postage).

One company is making it easy to bill clients via the Net. Just copy Inzap ( on all your outgoing invoices (most small-business accounting software programs, like Intuit's Quickbooks and Peachtree Accounting, have features that allow you to e-mail invoices), and Inzap sends follow-up reminders to your customers via e-mail or fax. The service costs $49.95 per month with the first month free.

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