Xero Pointer #7 Adding a payment service to get paid faster
We’ve discussed the benefits of Xero’s online invoicing facility many a time in this blog. Now we’ll show you how to add a ‘Pay Now’ button to your bills and encourage even faster online payments from your clients.
And even if you don’t currently have an online payment provider, you can still benefit from this brilliant feature.
Start by logging into Xero and navigating to Invoice Options, then Online Payments. If you do already have an online payment provider, here’s where you will select it from the drop down list.
If you don’t, you’ll be prompted to sign up for a ‘Stripe’ account.
Enter your email and your business bank account details to register, then click Save and Continue. You should then receive an email from Stripe enabling you to activate your account and complete setup.
You’re now able to receive online payments by card - and you can also return to the ‘Online Payments’ tab in Xero to add Paypal as a secondary payment option.
That’s all there is to it. Next time you send your customer an invoice, they’ll be able to pay on credit/debit card instantaneously, simply by clicking the ‘Pay Now’ button.
An ideal way to get cash into your business, quicker!
Watch the video to find out more about how it works…