Best way to invoice Customers

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  1. cutthecheck

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    Hey guys,

    I kind of transitioned into starting my own consulting firm.

    Things are going well but I'm having trouble invoicing my clients.

    Can you guys recommend a web based service or an app?

    Keyword is something web based so I can login while I'm on the job, etc

    I've tried the following but not a fan for the following reason:

    1. Paypal: Their fees are horrible.
    2. Invoice Simple: A bit too simple. I need a hybrid of this and Quickbooks perhaps?
    3. Quickbook: Too many features.

    Is there something you guys use or have come across?

    Also sometimes they just want to pay by cheque which is great but annoying.

    Love to hear from some small business owners here.

    How do you charge your client at the job and deal with invoicing issues / collecting payment?
     
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    I use PayPal. Considering the service I get I don't think the fees are excessive. I can get paid from all over the world which works for me.
     
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  3. ApexHomeServices

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    It looks to me like you are being too picky. Paypal is very simple and the fees are a bit higher, yes. Perhaps what you need is to email them an invoice you create and tell them to go to a payment site to pay you. If you do that then you can use any number of merchant service companies out there. My pressure washing business is on-site so most of my transactions are check or on site credit card but some are just through a merchant web interface.
     
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  4. cutthecheck

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    Thanks for the tips guys - Yeah I've been using Paypal for personal stuff (Buying stuff online) but when it came time for collecting payment from my clients, The fees got me bummed out. Guess it's not a big deal because Paypal fees are tax deductible - As far as invoicing goes, guess I'll stick with it for now. They are convenient . . . Thanks for the vote of confidence.
     

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