PayPal & GoCardless | Accounting Software

Faster, easier payments

Take card and bank-transfer payments with PayPal and accept GoCardless Direct Debits – all from within QuickBooks.

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On average QuickBooks customers get paid 2 days faster

Stop waiting around for payments. With a few taps clients can set up a Direct Debit using GoCardless, or pay on the spot with PayPal. Integration with QuickBooks means there's no need to manually enter transaction data - saving you time.

Revolutionise your payments – in an instant

Add PayPal's “Pay Now” button to your invoices so customers can pay online instantly by card or bank transfer.

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Benefits of PayPal & QuickBooks integration

  1. 1

    Rocket boost your cashflow

    Customers can pay instantly online with PayPal, cutting time from invoice to payment.

  2. 2

    Say yes to card and bank transfers

    Increase your payment options. Adding PayPal to your invoices makes it easy for your customers to pay, whatever their currency or preference.

  3. 3

    Get set up in minutes

    All it takes is a few steps.

  4. 4

    Save on accounting time

    All PayPal payments and fees are automatically recorded in QuickBooks, which means no manual data entry for you.

  5. 5

    No hidden fees

    Set up within QuickBooks is free. There are no hidden charges - just the standard PayPal merchant fees.

Direct Debits you can count on

Stop chasing payments – integrate GoCardless with QuickBooks. It’s automatic, so your customers won't need reminding – making it great for repeat payments.

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Benefits of GoCardless & QuickBooks integration

  1. 1

    Know when you're getting paid

    With Direct Debit, payment is taken direct from your customers' bank accounts on the day you've agreed.

  2. 2

    Effortless repeat payments

    Got regular customers? Setting up a Direct Debit saves you both time.

  3. 3

    Ultra-low fees

    Set up within QuickBooks is free. And there are no hidden fees. All you pay is GoCardless's merchant fee of 1% on transactions (minimum 20p, maximum capped at £2).

  4. 4

    Save on accounting time

    Payments and fees are automatically recorded in QuickBooks. So there's no need to switch between systems or waste time on manual entry.

  5. 5

    Give your customers more peace of mind

    GoCardless payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

  6. 6

    Start taking payments in minutes

    Get set up online in just a few steps - all from within QuickBooks.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is Direct Debit?

    Direct Debit lets you to take payments directly from your customers' bank accounts. There are two things that make it different. First, Direct Debit is “pull” based. That’s means you can take each Direct Debit payment, once your customer has given their permission using a mandate form. Secondly, Direct Debit payments are bank-to-bank. Because there are no card networks involved, costs are lower.

  • How do I use Direct Debit with QuickBooks Online?

    Once you have set-up Direct Debit with your customers, just send them the invoice from within QuickBooks Online. The rest is handled automatically. Once the payment has been made, the invoice will be marked as paid and the money will be automatically deposited into your bank account.

  • What is GoCardless?

    GoCardless is a leading online Direct Debit specialist that integrates with QuickBooks. It provides end-to-end Direct Debit collection. To accept Direct Debits with Go Cardless you'll need to set up a GoCardless account first. This can be done directly through GoCardless or through QuickBooks Online.

  • How much does it cost?

    GoCardless charge a 1% transaction fee (minimum 20p, maximum capped at £2). There's no extra charge for integrating GoCardless with QuickBooks Online.

  • What is PayPal?

    PayPal is a leading online payments specialist that integrates with QuickBooks. PayPal allows any business or individual with an email address to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online.

  • What do I need to enable PayPal payments?

    You need a PayPal Business account (Personal or Premier accounts will need to be upgraded). There are no monthly fees for a PayPal Business account and creating or upgrading to a business account is free.

  • How do I set up PayPal payments?

    You can get set up by going to the invoice page in QuickBooks and clicking the Accept Online Payments link or by going to apps.com and searching for Accept Payments with PayPal. You'll need a PayPal Business account, which you can sign up for, sign in to, or upgrade to for free during the setup. You'll then be led through a quick set-up flow to select your settings.