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Payment Reminders Make customer contact to avoid needing collections.

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Try this proactive approach to prompt a customer to pay faster:About 10 days before payment is due, call to ask if the customerreceived the bill. Make sure he or she is satisfied with theproduct; then ask politely, "Do you anticipate any problemspaying your bill on time?"

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