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Most entrepreneurs decide to start a business because they’re passionate about a service or product they can provide, not because they want to deal with the day-to-day intricacies of running a business. 

That’s where Thryv comes in. Thryv is an end-to-end customer experience platform that brings all aspects of business (including billing, customer relationship management, Google listings, and much more) into one central hub, and gives you the ability to manage or automate all of these tasks with an easy-to-use interface.

“Small businesses have been adopting platforms as single point solutions — when they need help with billing, they get a billing solution; when they want help with scheduling, they get something for scheduling,” said Ryan Cantor, Thryv’s chief product officer. “What they really need is an all-in-one solution.”

Thryv is designed with its clients (primarily small businesses looking to grow) in mind, and many of its features were created to meet the needs and desires of small business owners.

Making payments simple

One example of this is Thryv’s payment solution, ThryvPay. ThryvPay specifically caters to the needs of service businesses that mostly deal with large transactions (the payment platform’s average transaction size is over $500).

When you charge customers through ThryvPay, they’re given the option to pay by credit card or direct bank account transfer (ACH), a service that other payment processors like Square, Stripe, and PayPal don’t offer. You can even require customers to pay using ACH if their transaction amount will exceed a set limit. Plus, processing fees for these ACH transactions will never exceed $9 with ThryvPay.

However, just because you use ThryvPay doesn’t mean you have to run all of your transactions through it — Thryv easily integrates with other payment processors to let you and your customers handle payments any way you like.

“ThryvPay is perfect for a business if, say, you want to make transactions with a POS (point of sale), but also want the ability to charge larger invoices to customers,” Cantor said.

You can try ThryvPay for free by downloading the ThryvPay app.

Don’t wait to automate

Thryv does more than just make payments easier than ever — it can help you manage and even automate nearly every aspect of your business.

When running a small business, there are many tasks that humans (the business owner and their employees) add value to by completing themselves. This is especially true for businesses that offer services, where the work you perform provides your identity.

However, there are many “rinse-and-repeat” tasks involved with running any business (such as scheduling appointments or sending follow-up texts or emails) that tend to waste a business’s most valuable resource — its people and their time.

“The benefit of automation is that you’re able to do more with less,” Cantor said. “It removes human error.”

Thryv can help by automating the areas of your business to which you and your employees don’t add value. Thryv can send out reminders to your clients about appointments, help schedule payments, and even hold off charging an invoice until a set date.

With Thryv, it’s never been easier to see and manage all aspects of your business from one convenient dashboard. Join the more than 45,000 businesses already using Thryv by visiting thryv.com.

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