Invoicing

Xero + Stripe: Helping Business Owners Get Paid Quickly, Safely and Securely

BY ON February 13, 2018

Xero recently announced the next phase of its partnership with Stripe: enabling Xero customers to accept Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank transfers via its integration with Stripe.

“Our ultimate goal at Xero is to make sure small businesses are getting paid as quickly as possible, while making the experience from set up to reconciliation seamless,” said Craig Walker, Chief Technology Officer at Xero. “Building on our partnership with Stripe, this new feature gives our customers even more ways to get paid efficiently while keeping sensitive information safe.”

Enabling ACH in Xero is Easy:

From within Payment Services settings, Xero customers can login to their Stripe account to connect Stripe ACH bank transfers as a payment gateway. They can then connect this to an invoice theme,...

How to Get Paid Faster

BY ON August 22, 2017

Research suggests more than one-fourth of start-ups fail due to a cash crisis. While profits look appealing on an income statement, cash pays the bills. If you’re struggling to convert your sales into cash fast enough, consider the following ways to get your business paid faster.

Invoice Immediately Using Email

Your clients aren’t obligated to pay you for completed services until you send a bill. To get paid faster, invoice customers immediately after finishing a sales transaction. To be even more efficient, email your invoices immediately after creating them through Xero. Posting your invoices only delays payment — firstly there’s the time they take to reach your customers, second, there’s a high chance your customers will put your invoices in a drawer and forget about them.

Use Clear and Kind Language

In your payment advice, encourage your customers to pay you using a payment ...