5 Customer Excuses Not to Switch to E-Billing…and How to Counteract Them


Today’s customer is more connected to the digital world than ever before, from phones to laptops to smart TVs. This landscape may seem like a paradise for businesses who want to transition their customers over to e-billing, but the switch can be more difficult than initially expected. We’ve compiled a list of the most common excuses not to switch over to e-billing and, more importantly, the arguments against these excuses.

  1. “I like to receive a physical copy to keep for my records.”

While physical copies and drawers full of files may have been the only way to keep a history of bills and invoices in the past, it is certainly not the only option presently. OSG Digital Solutions gives your customers the ability to view both current and past bills and invoices in PDF format. A full billing history is a click of the mouse away!

  1. “I’m used to the way I receive bills now and changing to a new way seems difficult.”

Switching customers over to a new billing process can seem like a painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Customers often lack an incentive to switch over to e-billing. By providing a motivation to switch – like a discount or a sweepstakes ­– you give your customers the push they need.

  1. “I’m worried I will miss a payment if I don’t receive a bill in the mail.”

Fearing a missed payment and the subsequent consequences is one of the biggest deterrents customers have when considering e-billing. Luckily, numerous resources exist to ensure that every payment is made on time. Through OSG eBill, customers receive email notifications as soon as the bill is ready. Additionally, customers can set up automatic and scheduled payments, ensuring ease of mind for every billing cycle.

  1. “Receiving bills and invoices over the internet doesn’t seem secure.”

The safety and security of customer data is of the highest importance, especially in today’s climate of data hacks and breaches. Remaining compliant with all standards and utilizing firewalls and safety measures ensures customer data is continuously safeguarded.

  1. “Switching to e-billing doesn’t seem like it will make my life any better. Why bother?”

Customers are constantly looking for products and services to make their lives easier and e-billing is not any different. According to Forbes, “Electronic communications must do more than simply digitize checks. They must have simple onboarding, be easy to use and be interactive.” Although many of the benefits of e-billing may seem intuitive, for some customers it will come down to showcasing how their lives will benefit directly from the switch.

Change can be hard for some customers, but understanding exactly what is making them hesitant means you can relieve their worries and help them make the switch! Contact us to start the process.

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