This new service available in Zervant is carried out in cooperation with Stripe. It allows your customers the option of paying your invoices online directly by debit or credit card. This will make it easier for your customers to pay your invoices, allowing you get paid faster!
How online payments work
1. Go to My account -> Online payments.
Click on the Connect with Stripe to activate button, and you will be redirected to Stripe’s website, where you will need to create an account. Fill out the form to set up your Stripe account.
Please note that the Business website is an obligatory field. However, if you don't have a website for your company, Stripe also accepts a well filled out business Facebook page or business LinkedIn.
Creating an account to Stripe is entirely free of charge, and will allow you to see the payment status of the invoices you have enabled online payments for. On your Stripe account you can also choose whether you would like to send your customers a receipt confirming invoice payment.
If you already have a Stripe account, you can click Sign in at the top right corner of the Stripe form, to connect your Stripe account to your Zervant one.
Once the registration is done, you will be returned back to Zervant and a pop-up message will inform you whether the integration with Zervant was successful. If successful, Stripe will also send you an email confirmation.
2. A check box for Accept online payments for invoices sent by email will now appear on the Online payments tab, as well as on your email sending window. It is checked by default, but you can always uncheck it before sending the email, if you don’t want to offer your customer the option of paying the invoice with debit or credit card.
What this means for your customer
When your customer opens the invoice by clicking View invoice & pay now in the email, there will be a green Pay now button in the top right corner. By clicking Pay now your customer will be able to pay the invoice with a debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).
Once your customer has paid, the invoice will be marked automatically as paid on both your Stripe and Zervant accounts. Stripe will forward the corresponding amount (minus the Stripe and Zervant fees) to your bank account (the details of which you have saved in Stripe) within seven working days.
If you have questions regarding the use of Stripe, please contact them directly.
Read more about the associated fees of this functionality here.