Running a dental practice takes work. Not only are dentists responsible for their stream of patients, but there’s also an entire operational backend of to run, including administration. Invoice mailing services have many benefits, and even more when it’s outsourced to a mailing company.
Outsourcing your invoice mailing lessens the burden of your practice’s administration staff. In an industry where efficiency is crucial, it’s important to reduce mundane administrative tasks. This contributes to overall greater productivity from staff that can put their efforts into their other areas, rather than worrying about payments from patients.
Outsourcing your invoice mailing has a greater, indirect effect on productivity in the practice. There are both direct and indirect monetary benefits to invoice mailing for dental practices.
Harder to ignore
As a dental practice owner, you want to be paid on time for your services. Invoicing is critical to ensure that you’re able to pay your staff and yourself.
Rather than e-invoicing, invoice mailing services is more difficult for your patients to ignore. Tangible invoices have a greater effect, as they’re more prominent. This is often considered a more effective method rather than having the invoice sit amongst a myriad of emails which can be often overlooked.
Invoice mailing is also beneficial for patients as it gives a sense of urgency and a timely reminder of their outstanding fees.
Older demographics prefer hard copies
Although digital seems to be taking over, there are still demographic groups who prefer tangible mail invoices. It’s important not to ignore the fact that some demographics, particularly the elderly, don’t own or know how to use a computer or smartphone.
The core demographics of each dental clinic depend on its location, so practices in suburbs with a generally older demographic, still prefer invoice mailing.
While it’s generally not as common as digital, invoice mailing is still widely used in dental practices.