Melbourne — 7 March, 2022—Xero, the global small business platform, today announced a new partnership with Qantas Business Rewards, in a first for Xero and an airline. The partnership brings new ways for Australian small businesses to be rewarded from their day-to-day operations by earning Qantas Points via the Xero App Store and streamline their bills when booking Qantas flights.
“Weʼre excited to be partnering with Qantas Business Rewards and uniting on a shared purpose of supporting people in business. We look forward to helping businesses manage their travel expenses as they return to the skies in 2022,” said Joseph Lyons, Managing Director Australia and Asia, Xero.
“Through this partnership, our first with an airline, weʼre providing additional benefits for using technology and apps that can help you run your business better, all while making admin easier. Whether youʼre on the ground or up in the air, we canʼt wait to bring these new rewards to Australian small businesses.”
Olivia Wirth, CEO Qantas Loyalty said, “The Qantas Business Rewards program is focused on helping members do business better, all while being rewarded for it. In partnership with Xero, weʼre giving business owners new ways to grow their points balances when using business apps in the Xero App Store.
“Itʼs now easier for businesses to manage their travel with Qantas, with invoices flowing directly into Xero accounting soware. We know this is something our members will appreciate as business travel picks up in the coming months.”
Earn Qantas Points via the Xero App Store
Xeroʼs App Store offers ways for small businesses to customise their own online accounting system to fit their unique business needs. Now, customers can be rewarded for taking their operations to the next level via Qantas Business Rewards.
From today, Xero customers and Qantas Business Rewards members can earn between 7,000 and 21,000 Qantas Points when signing up for selected Xero certified app partners via the Xero App Store. This includes ServiceM8, ApprovalMax, Chaser, Sy, EzzyBills, Finlert and Deputy, with more certified app partners to be added in the future.
Once subscribed, Xero customers will receive Qantas Points after being connected to the app for 90 days.
Qantas Points earned can be used on flights, hotels, Qantas Wine and over 8,000 products from the Qantas Rewards Store, for either business or personal use.
Streamline travel with Xero Connect
A new integration between Qantas Business Rewards and Xero Connect will make it even easier for customers to manage their bills when travelling.
With this integration, Qantas Business Rewards members can automatically have their bills feed straight into a nominated Xero account when booking a Qantas flight.
When using Xero Connect, invoices flow automatically into a Xero account, eliminating manual data entry and saving time on admin. Itʼs a faster, simpler and more accurate way to get supplier invoices into Xero – allowing small businesses to use that time on other tasks at hand.
For small businesses who arenʼt members, Qantas Business Rewards is waiving the $89.50 sign up fee for Xero customers. Once logged in to Qantas Business Rewards itʼs easy to connect the two by clicking on the ʻConnectionsʼ tab and then click ʻConnect to Xeroʼ.
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Xero is a cloud-based accounting soware platform for small businesses with over 3 million subscribers globally. Through Xero, small business owners and their advisors have access to real-time financial data any time, anywhere and on any device. Xero offers an ecosystem of over 1,000 third-party apps and 300 plus connections to banks and other financial partners. In 2021, Xero was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), powered by the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment. In 2020 and 2021, Xero was included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and in 2020, Xero was recognised by IDC MarketScape as a leader in its worldwide SaaS and cloud-enabled small business finance and accounting applications vendor assessment.
About Qantas Business Rewards
Qantas Business Rewards is a loyalty program designed for Australian small to medium sized businesses. Members can access exclusive savings on eligible Qantas flights and earn Qantas Points for their business on everyday business expenses such as Qantas flights, hotels, car hire, fuel, insurance, technology, credit card spend and much more. Members can then use the Qantas Points that they earn for business or leisure purposes.
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