Barn Managers: Feel Like You're Drowning in Paperwork?
Automatic Recurring Billing: An Introduction for Barn Managers
If you are a busy barn manager -- and what barn manager isn't ridiculously busy?! -- then we have an easy, low-cost solution for helping you reduce paperwork and increase revenue. It's called automatic recurring billing. You are probably most familiar with this type of billing if you've ever belonged to a gym or health club. You sign a membership contract, then provide your checking, savings or credit card information, and once a month your membership fees are automatically deducted out of your account. You "set it and forget it." Plus, you know exactly how much, and how often, your membership fee will be deducted from your account, making it easier to budget and plan your expenditures.
Boarding Barns and Health Clubs Have More Than a Few Things In Common...
For over 26 years EBCS has managed automatic recurring billing programs for gyms and similar service companies. And if you think about it, your barn functions a lot like a gym. Boarders are your "members," and enhancing "member retention" secures your revenue stream. Your boarders sign a contract, just like you do at the gym, and then they pay you on a recurring basis for the use of your services and facilities -- again, not too different than the gym. But here's the difference: about a decade ago, gym managers realized they didn't want to spend their time doing invoicing for multiple members with a recurring bill. It was easier to set up EFT payments (electronic funds transfer, or automatic debits) through a billing company. They outsourced the part of their business that was the most time-consuming and frustrating, so they could concentrate on running their fitness facility. Sound familiar?
Our Billing Solutions for Gyms Have Been Modified to Benefit Equine Businesses Too
Well, we think it's about time that we offered a similar solution to boarding and training barns. EBCS has handled electronic recurring payments for so long, we are experts at it. And we don't just do the recurring billing, we also follow up on any returned or declined payments, and we send late notices and make phone calls to make sure that payments are received. If you are having problems collecting money from a boarder or client, we can set up an autodebit payment plan for you, and pursue payment recovery for up to 120 days, at a fraction of the cost a traditional collection agency would charge. Plus, we will handle all the personal contact, so you don't have to have any awkward conversations with boarders.
Cost-Effective and Easy to Implement
For less than $1.00 per transaction, and $10 per month for our complete financial reports package, you can walk away from your revenue collection headaches. We offer a complete, turnkey recurring billing service. This is not a "software-as-a-service" (SaaS) solution, so there is no expensive software to buy or learn. Through our Online Client Portal, you can view your financial data 24/7, for easy posting to your accounting software package. If needed, we can create customized reporting solutions for you.
Pay only for what you need -- our pricing is based on the number of accounts you send us. Start by enrolling a few of your boarders or clients in our automatic billing program, to see how it works for you. Find out how much you (and they) like it, and how easy it is to let a professional billing company handle all the work. Then you can send us more accounts if you like. If you have 10 boarders/clients, you will pay only for those 10 transactions each month. We don't bundle our pricing in a monthly, one-size-fits-all package.
Getting started is easy. We have a few simple forms for you to fill out, and we can help you create a customized boarding agreement that incorporates your boarders' banking or credit card information for automatic deductions. You can send us a computer file containing your clients information, or we can do all the data entry for you. As a special introductory offer, we will do all of the set-up for you at no charge.
Find out how you can start working smarter, not harder! Call Suzanne, our in-house "horse expert" today. She would love to help you design just the right solution for your equine business. 410-252-9206 or 1-800-766-1918.