Consumers are constantly looking for quick and convenient ways to pay invoices, making it a necessity for businesses to deliver.
This need for more streamlined payment collections has resulted in merchants looking into offering new payment options like Click to Pay.
What is Click to Pay?
Click to Pay offers a secure way for customers to pay off invoices with a simple click of a button using different online platforms.
With Click to Pay, merchants have the ability to send secure payment links to customers who can then pay these invoices via email, online customer portal, mobile devices (SMS pay and Click pay app), and more. Click to Pay also allows for the safe storage of credit card information to be used for future payments.
Merchants that incorporate Click to Pay into their invoice collection process provide consumers with more flexibility and incentive to make payments on time.
Collect and pay invoices using several Click to Pay methods
In addition to accepting payments in person, through the mail, or over the phone, businesses can offer Click to Pay to allow customers to pay on the go using several digital channels.
Click to Pay is a flexible payment option that can be categorized into three different versions:
- Email payment links
- Customer payment portal
- Online checkout
Let’s dive into each Click to Pay version…
Email payment links
Merchants can use Click to Pay to enable their customers to pay by email via secure email payment links.
Check out how the EBizCharge email payment links works:
Email pay offers one secure method of online payment by emailing invoices to customers to pay by link using generated payment links. Once customers receive this email, they can pay by clicking this link which will redirect them to a secure page where they can enter their credit card information or select a saved card on file to complete their transaction.
Customer payment portal
Click to Pay merchants can work with payment processors that provide customer portal solutions to offer a more simplified payment experience for their customers.
Check out how the EBizCharge customer payment portal works:
Merchants that handle invoice collections (typically high-volume payments — subscriptions, recurring billing, etc.) can provide a customer payment portal, allowing customers to set up a Click to Pay account.
After completing their payment profile, users will sign into their account via the customer portal login page which will grant them access to all invoice history, saved payment methods, and more. To use Click to Pay, users can select an invoice (or multiple) and click “Pay” and select any of their saved cards or payment information to complete this transaction in a few seconds.
The ability to access a gateway customer portal enables customers to instantly click and pay off invoices and store credit and debit cards in one secure place.