Making sure that your customers pay you the money you’re owed is a priority for many companies. You have to learn the ins and outs of collections if you plan on handling these in-house. There are some things that you can’t do because they may be illegal or construed as illegal.
One of the most important things to do is to remember that you have to remain within the confines of the law. Remembering these points might help you avoid issues for your company.
Don’t represent yourself as a debt collection company
Debt collection companies have to follow very specific laws about how they collect. Be sure that you represent your company by its official name so that there isn’t any misconception about who is trying to collect the debts.
Remain professional and courteous
One of the fastest ways to get complaints about your company is to become disrespectful when you’re trying to collect debts. The individuals you’re dealing with are already going to be on edge because they know they owe your company. Be sure that you’re calling at reasonable hours and relaying exactly who you are, so they can’t claim that you misrepresented yourself.
If you’re dealing with large balances or with a large number of accounts, you may want to work with a professional who can handle these matters for you. Collections can quickly overtake your time. You need to be able to focus on your business. Turning these accounts over to a third party can help you to get your money without having to sacrifice your company’s growth.