We have been on an integration spree since the beginning of this year. After the first two successful integration with Stripe and 2Checkout, Braintree is the latest payment gateway to be integrated to Zoho Invoice and Zoho Books.
If you haven’t begun accepting online payments from your customers, now is a good time to get started. Not only is creating a merchant account in Braintree is quick and painless, but also configuring it to Zoho Invoice and Zoho Books is easy.
Braintree supports multiple currencies and if your customers are across the globe, then it is a great payment gateway option to invest your money. Also, Braintree charges no monthly fee or minimums and charges you only for the transactions that have occurred (2.9% + $0.30 per transaction).
Awesome right? If you want to find out more, head straight to our documentation for detailed information on how to set it up.…
Got the 1099 K and wondering what to do with it? 1099 K is a tax form sent by online payment processing companies like PayPal, eBay and the like to report how much sales you made through them in the last calendar year. They fill your basic details with the last years gross sales and send this form to the IRS with a copy to you as well.
Well, I report my income and file my Schedule C. Why this?
IRS is working very hard to bridge the tax gap so that the reported income by individuals is closer to their actual income (which apparently isn’t the case in reality). The 1099K form last year was an attempt to achieve that goal, so that the IRS gets to know first hand how much you earned in online sales.
But why did I get this form and not others?
It looks like your gross sales crossed $20,000 and you have made at least 200 transactions with a payment processor. That is the criteria that the IRS uses to decide who to send it to. If you haven’t received the form, it is perfectly okay.…
We have now made it really easy for you to receive online payments from your customers – from even the ones who are not in the same geographical area. Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice recently integrated with 2Checkout Payment Gateway. Apart from supporting multiple currencies, it is also multi-lingual. Transacting in global currency and getting paid has never been this easy.
2Checkout offers up to 15 languages that your customer can choose from during the payment process, thus giving them a better online payment experience. And great experiences lead to happy customers which means prompt payments always.
It takes only a few simple steps to configure your 2Checkout account in Zoho Invoice and Zoho Books. All you need is the 2Checkout Account Number and the ‘Secret Word’ (word you see in the site management section under Accounts).…
Slow and steady never wins the race when it comes to chasing late payments. It is nasty and time consuming especially for freelancers and small business owners. Here are some tips that might help you to avoid late payments and get paid on time.
1. Plug the gaps in customer data
Confirm your customer’s ‘current’ address – both Web and postal addresses. Find out the person who will actually be making the invoice payment and contact him/her. Ensure to use a good invoicing software to keep track of customer data like customer balance, pending invoices, email communication and much more.
2. Set clear expectations
Remember to mention your payment terms and late fees clearly on the estimate or on the invoice. Add a discount factor for the payment that has been made early. Let’s say, if the payment is due in 30 days, offer a discount of 2% for the full amount that is paid within 10 days.…
We’ve got some great news for kindle fire users. Zoho Invoice android app is now available in the Amazon App store for you to download for free.
Yes absolutely free!
Head straight to the booming app store and download the invoicing app to create gazillion invoices and estimates for up to 5 customers for no charge at all. Our android invoicing app is absolutely loved for its ease of use and efficiency by freelancers and small business owners alike.
There’s plenty of stuff you can do with your android app for invoicing like view or edit invoices, send estimates, track time for projects, email invoice PDF to customers and feel exuberant when you get paid on the spot!
As your business grows you can always subscribe to a plan with more customers. So the next time you get down to do your invoicing, send invoices right from your kindle fire.
As always we’d love to hear your experience with the app.…
If you could choose again, would you rather be an employee or a freelancer?
“I would choose freelancing again!”
Jeb Brilliant answered that question with no pause for thought. He does occasionally think about the regular office and the merits of being an employee. However, the freedom to do what he wants and the time he gets to spend with his family trumps the thought of being a regular employee any day.
When he’s not busy being a Community Manager for Phone.com, he runs a personal blog, ‘The Mobile Perspective‘ where he expresses his opinions on everything mobile. A voracious reader, he chanced upon an article on our iPhone invoicing app. Being a Zoho Invoice customer since 2009, he quickly downloaded the app and found all the invoices already created (thanks to recurring invoice), queued up and waiting for his approval before being sent.…
Your customer has a credit card and as a freelancer or small business owner, you would like to make the payment process as simple as possible. Our solution to you – Stripe.
Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice is now integrated with Stripe online payment gateway. A feature which was much requested by our customers is now available for users in US and Canada.
Integrating with Stripe was a bliss in itself, thanks to their extensive documentation and well thought out simple API. Configuring Stripe to receive payments for your invoice is straightforward and absolutely painless.
- Head over to the Settings section (Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice)
- Click open the ‘Online Payment gateways’.
- Choose the currency and mention the ‘live secret key’ from your Stripe account.
- Click Setup and you are good to go.
We are hoping this addition is going to bring our customers one step closer to getting paid faster.…