Taking online payments significantly reduces the time it takes for you to get paid. For years, your customers have been able to pay Xero invoices promptly online. We’re now making it even easier for you to engage with your customers – swiftly, securely and seamlessly.
At Xero, helping you get paid faster is our top priority. Online invoices make it easy for customers to see what they owe you. With a click, they can see their outstanding bills.
Last year we released Invoice Reminders to encourage faster payment and automate administration. We are kicking off the new year with the first of several improvements to Payment Services.
Updates to Payment Services
We’re improving Payment Services to make them easier to use and to give you more payment options. Here’s what’s changed.
- More payment options for your customers: Your customers can now pay you using two online payment options. They can use a credit card or Paypal.
- Easier access: It’s now easier to access online payment options as you prepare an invoice. In addition to creating a repeating invoice, you’re just a click away from accessing the online payments options.
- Simplified setup for merchants in US, AUS, UK, and Canada: If you don’t yet have an online payment gateway account and you live in US, AUS, UK, or Canada, it’s easier than ever to set one up. In just a few clicks, you can set up an account with Stripe that automatically integrates with Xero. Stripe is a leading provider of online payment services, allowing you to offer your customers the ability to pay via credit card. If you already use an alternative payments provider, it’s easy to select them too.
These are the first of many updates you can expect to see over the next year. They’re all designed to help you get paid faster. From configuring an invoice, sending it, receiving and processing payment, and ultimately reconciling that payment to the bank deposit. More to come!
To read more about the payments industry check out CPO Angus Norton’s post on Medium.