Businesses continue to evolve, most often spurred on by external influences. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to rethink operations, and many entrepreneurs took their companies online to reduce potential health risks to their employees and their customers. By moving operations online, businesses found they could reach a wider audience. Businesses that once relied on local clients were suddenly tapping into demand, statewide, nationally, and even globally. They also discovered the sales side of e-commerce moves at a much faster pace than traditional sales. However, faster sales do not always translate to improved cash flow. Fortunately, there is a way to bring parity to online businesses.
Old-Fashioned Methods and the Digital Age
Technology may have advanced tremendously over the past few years, but standard business practices have remained the same. Employees still get paid on a regular schedule, banks still keep the same hours, and invoices are still issued with staggered payment schedules. Waiting for 30 days or longer for customers to make payments on invoices can place a major strain on cash flow for online businesses. E-commerce has a much higher volume potential, so maintaining a robust cash flow is essential to cover inventory, production, payroll, and overhead. Lag in revenue due to staggered payment schedules can undermine operations.
Rectifying Cash Flow Issues for Online Businesses
Accounts receivable factoring has been helping traditional businesses in all sectors, and it works the same for online businesses. Factoring takes unpaid receivables and converts them into cash within a single day, which is a big change from waiting 30, 60, or even 90 days to receive payments from customers. Online businesses in healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, and more use factoring to supercharge cash flow so they can keep up with increased demand and improve their digital presence.
At New Century Financial, we provide comprehensive factoring services to businesses of all types. We do not lock clients into long-term contracts, and we give businesses the freedom to choose which invoices or parts of invoices get factored. Additionally, there are no hidden fees, and we offer tools to help businesses check on the creditworthiness of their customers. Contact New Century Financial today to learn how we can improve cash flow for your business.