This is a great payment collection for UK (and soon EU) customers. It uses bank transfers and direct debit and so is much cheaper and easier than PayPal. Kashflow already has it integrated.
Work is underway to provide an integration on Xero online invoicing to GoCardless for once-off payment support. No ETA just yet, but look out for this soon.
For more advanced uses such as recurring billing and pre-authorized charges, we recommend Add-on partner Directli: http://www.directli.co.uk/xero.html – they provide a comprehensive GoCardless-Xero integration with all the features required to manage direct debit customers.
Further to Admin's announcement that work is underway on a native integration for one-off Direct Debit payments, we just wanted to introduce ourselves and officially announce the Directli Xero add-on for automated variable amount invoice payments.
The Directli Xero integration has taken a lot of time and development, working alongside the Xero team, and provides an end-to-end solution for users looking to take full advantage of GoCardless' Direct Debit payment processing. Along with a host of added customisable features, you can invoice within Xero and get paid automatically—no more chasing late payment.
Through the integration, Xero users can now access Direct Debit invoice payment collection from their customers, which makes Directli the perfect solution for anyone in a service based business who's regular customer billing can fluctuate. Start benefitting now from 1% Direct Debit processing via the GoCardless payment gateway, with nothing added on top.
To mark the release, we've worked with Xero to be able to deliver a time limited offer for all users who've voted for the integration:
Save £25 off the 'Directli Xero' annual package price, normally £99.99 (incl. VAT)—offer valid until 1st June 2013.
Simply enter the coupon code: XUSPRING when signing-up.
Monthly payment plan also available on the sign-up page.
For more information, please visit the dedicated Directli Xero integration page, plus take a look at the tutorials:
A little bit about us:
Like many of you, we too are very much 'the little guy': a small team delivering workflow efficiencies through the software products we release. We provide people with solutions, which is how the Directli Xero add-on came to fruition.
We're not a faceless machine and would like to get a dialogue with Xero users looking to benefit from the integration. We like to be transparent with the people who use our products and we'd welcome any questions, queries, suggestions and feature requests in response.
Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you,
Will, Amy, Jim & Steve—Directli Team
Authorised Xero add-on and GoCardless partner
Adrian Walls commented
Is there an ETA on this?
Good news. Hope this arrives very soon.
Here's what Catherine (Community Manager) said over at http://community.xero.com/business/discussion/68351#answer811939
"Hi all - you may've seen on other threads requesting more payment gateways that we're working on increasing the options that work with Xero. It's unlikely GoCardless will be in the first batch because it's a bit more complicated than other options but we're certainly working to deliver it as soon as we can.
If you're interested we have a new integration with Directli, a payment management system that connects Xero with GoCardless and offers quite advanced features."
More popular? I think you need to assess what you said there! GoCardless is a popular solution!
I moved from Xero to KashFlow for it, so did my letting agency business, so did my accountancy firm, so did my hosting company. For the businesses who are Serviced based and do a lot of monthly Fixed Fee's (like a proportion of your client base) GoCardless is a must!
i can't wait for the xero integration. Bring it on guys!
We have been using Xero for two years and love it. Now looking at GoCardless and but need the Xero integration right now or the additional admin makes it not worthwhile.
Got this reply from Xero in a LinkedIn discussion thread.
"We're working on increasing the payment gateway options that work with Xero - it's unlikely GoCardless will be in the first batch because it's a bit more complicated than other options but we're certainly working to deliver it as soon as we can."
Read the the whole message at http://lnkd.in/p7HStH
Andrew Threlfall commented
This is causing us a real pain now. I may even consider moving our company from Xero, which I love, to Kashflow just for gocardless integration. Please consider this a priority for UK payment.
Mark Bradley commented
When is this due to be implemented please? It seems there is big demand and we really need it. thanks.
For any UK customers, this is an option that can't and shouldn't be ignored - rather prioritsed
What is going on? The admin left a note saying thanks and has not updated or delivered as they said they would during 2012 (message was in April 2012), I don't know how you run your business but surely speeding this integration up could and would only HELP your business rather than be detrimental to it? I don't know why this is not being supported, unless the voting system is for show? Maybe a simple ETA? E.g. Q3 2013? Q4 2015? Just a little heads up to your fans would be nice.
@Jake: Xero currently ticks neither box for me, as my bank isn't supported. Which is another thread somewhere! :)
This is the rising star in the payment world. 1% only, capped at £2.
I am choosing my new accounting solution based on integration with 2 things:
My bank accounts
Xero currently ticks only one box... :-(
Still under review? We are having to use Kashflow in the meantime because of thei missing integration :-(
Tim Cull commented
My company is looking for an online accounting package yet we use GoCardless.
Can someone please give us an ETA for integration because the indecision is damaging your business.
Do you have an ETA on this integration. Myself and two other sister companies would switch to Xero if this was available