When you’re looking to simplify the running of your business, there’s one thing you may not have considered. Pre-pay services can really help to save both time and money in the day-to-day running of your business. So what are pre-pay services and why can they be crucial to your company?
Understanding pre-pay services
Pre-pay services can be split into two main categories. These include:
- Pre-pay bank accounts and cards
- Pre-pay merchant services
While most businesses already know and use pre-paid bank accounts and cards, very few realise there are pre-paid merchant services available too. Did you know for example that TNT Direct offers a pre-pay service which enables you to add credit to your account and use it to send parcels as and when needed without the need to pay each time?
What are the benefits?
There are a number of benefits you receive when you choose to pay for services in advance. The first is the amount of time you can save. Take the parcel pre-pay service for example. If you send out products to your customers, it could end up being very time consuming if you have to pay the courier each time you need to send a shipment. However, if you have credit available with that company, it will be used automatically to send out your shipments without the need to manually enter payment information each time.
Obviously, the quicker you can get those packages out, the happier your customers are going to be. Fast deliveries are crucial to businesses and guarantee customer satisfaction.
Another benefit is cost savings. You can potentially save a lot of money with a pre-pay service. This is one goal every business has. So if you’re also looking to cut costs, pre-pay is definitely something to look into.
Finally, every business experiences quieter times and busier, more lucrative times. Pre-paying for a service really helps you get through the quieter times without worrying about how you’re going to afford to muddle through. On the months where you earn a decent amount of profit, you can pre-pay a merchant to ensure you glide through the less financially stable times with ease.
So as you can see, pre-paid services can be crucial to your business. If it’s something you haven’t considered doing, then now is definitely the time to look into it. Find out which of your current merchants offer a pre-paid service and if none of them do, start looking for alternatives.