Invoice2go now allows SMEs to accept invoice payments through tap and pay

Elizabeth Barry 14 December 2017 NEWS

small business

The invoicing app has enabled the new feature with PayPal Here.

Fintech company Invoice2go has launched a new feature to its invoicing app which will allow small businesses to accept swipe, insert or tap and go card payments to receive instant payments. The new feature is being enabled through PayPal Here, a mobile card reader that accepts Mastercard, Visa and American Express.

Invoice2go has been around for 15 years and allows small businesses, many of them sole traders, to create and send invoices. The app already allows for online credit card payments to encourage faster payment of invoices.

Long payment times affect as many as 77% of small businesses, so any app that allows for or encourages faster payments is a good option for small businesses to have available to them.

Invoice2go's head of product Michael Ramsey said the new feature is jumping on the growing popularity of tap and go payments.

“Tap and go is a ubiquitous way to pay now and we want to empower our customers, the majority of whom are one-man-bands, to also be able to leverage this trend. Now plumbers, florists, dog-walkers and accountants alike can have the same ​opportunities, ​and ​look ​just ​as ​professional, ​as ​the ​biggest ​retailers.”

Ramsey also said the new feature is intended to capitalise on the increasingly mobile nature of small businesses.

“This ​new ​product ​has ​been ​specifically ​designed ​to ​work ​with ​how ​the ​most ​mobile ​of Australia’s ​small ​businesses ​work. ​Now, ​those ​who ​go ​from ​job ​to ​job, ​issuing ​invoices ​along the ​way ​also ​have ​the ​option ​to ​be ​paid ​instantly, ​on ​the ​spot ​from ​wherever ​they ​are.”

This latest feature is the first of a number of innovations to come from Invoice2go. Soon, users will be able to directly send invoices to customers using messaging apps such as WhatsApp, iMessage, Android Message and Facebook Messenger. This is in addition to recently upgraded insights and reporting capabilities as well as a client portal that allows calling and messaging functionalities.

"We are proud to empower more than 250,000 small businesses across the globe to operate efficiently, using technology that has been designed specifically for them," said Ramsey.

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