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Coming Soon: An Easier Way to Accept Credit Cards in FreshBooks

by Faraz Shafaghi  |  July 29/2014  |  ,

Whether you’re currently chasing clients for checks or already accept online payments for your FreshBooks invoices, there’s a newer, easier way coming soon – and it’s designed and supported by FreshBooks to help you save time and get paid faster.

This new way to get paid online integrates with your FreshBooks account to help keep your accounting records automatically up-to-date and save you from tedious manual data entry. Plus, it’s backed by FreshBooks’ award winning Support team so if you ever have questions about where your money is, you can get an answer right away – huzzah!

If you want the chance to get a first look at what’s cooking, go ahead and sign up via the link below.

Sign up here


*Update – we’ve seen several commenters wanting more info. You can check out this FAQ post for more*


  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    Thanks for the comment, Jim. If your current solution is working for you, then we’re happy you’re happy :) . Appreciate the feedback and will be sure to forward on to product teams.

  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    Hey there – if you choose the option of “Next Day” deposits, it will take anywhere between 2 and 5 business days from time of payment to money actually arriving in your bank account (it varies because bank transfer times may be different from one bank to another). Any other Qs, we’re here to help :=).

  • alflores

    Will this allow for deposit payments? We have been asking for this function for years. I think more time should be spent on providing features people actually want. Time wasted on WePay integration when everyone wants an easier way to accept deposit payments.

  • Anne

    I’ve thought of a possible advantage to this new WePay system. When my clients try to pay with their credit/debit card through PayPal, they often get confused because the PayPal screen gives two options in large print: “Log into your PayPal account” and “Create a new PayPal account.” In tiny print at the bottom, a link says “Skip this and just use a credit card” – and a lot of folks don’t notice it. Then they call me and say “I want to use my card, but it says I have to sign up for PayPal.”

    If WePay makes it easier for clients to just click “Pay Invoice” and enter their card number, that will be a huge help. But if it becomes a sales pitch for WePay, and my clients are misled into thinking they need a WePay account to use their card – then it’s just as bad as PayPal.

  • Anne

    What I don’t understand is….why would I choose to get my money “next week” or “next month” when I could choose “next day?” Could you explain what advantage there would be in delaying the transfer to my bank account?

  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    Hi Anne – happy to report that your clients will simply have to click “Pay Invoice”, then plug in their information. In fact, the entire client-side experience has been designed by FreshBooks so that things are as consistent and easy as possible. If you’re interested, you can get a small taste of what your client will see when they try to pay your invoice – it’s the first screenshot under the “Why Should I Accept Credit Cards Online as Payment for my Invoices” section here: http://community.freshbooks.com/support/payments-supported-by-freshbooks/

    Any other Qs, happy to help :=).

  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    Hey there – hear you loud and clear. Product teams are tuned in and listening, so we greatly appreciate the feedback.

  • Anne

    That screen looks great and foolproof! Thanks for clarifying.

  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    Hey Al – first and foremost, my apologies. The intention was certainly not to disappoint you nor anyone else. By “Signing up”, nothing will actually be enabled automatically – in fact, the link simply takes you to a form which allows users to have a chance at early access only if they’re interested in this type of service. Would be happy to help answer any other questions – you can comment right here on the blog or contact me directly (faraz@freshbooks.com).

  • https://webdesignbycarl.com/ Carl Parker

    Will this integrate with Auto-Bills? Or just from client to invoice payments?

  • Tim

    I agree with you, John, but I believe this goes against all CC Terms of Service. They consider this price discrimination and feel they’ll loose business compared to cash or check. It’s a shame.

  • JadeCactus

    Looks like WePay charges the same as PayPal (although I am paying less, since I am in the next earning bracket, so only pay 1.9%). I’ve been with PayPal for over 10 years. This is more expensive for me, so not sure I want to give my clients a choice of how to pay, when I’d rather they use PayPal since it’s cheaper… Unless it would work with Auto-billing as Carl asked? That would be worth it.

  • Tom Stieber

    Yup, agreed. The rates have to be better than third parties or we have no incentive to use it.

  • https://webdesignbycarl.com/ Carl Parker

    So here is my thoughts… Rates match PayPal unless you’re in the higher tier and get a discounted rate through PayPal. So I can understand convenience to a point. But, with current setup the Auto-Bill is not functional with this WePay; therefore, I have to keep my PayPal Pro account and use something else that PayPal could have already done for me? So what is the true point then of this option when PayPal has the name recognition and trust by so many? If it has incentives to switch, I can understand; but, at this point it doesn’t.

  • https://webdesignbycarl.com/ Carl Parker

    Jade it doesn’t. I tried myself since Freshbooks has decided to stop responding to everyone on this article. You still need to maintain an alternative processing method for auto-bill.

  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    @JadeCactus, @Carl – my apologies for the delay! We’ve heard from a few customers now that auto-bills is an important piece of the puzzle, so it’s certainly under consideration for when we’re ready for prime time. Note that it’s (relatively) early days, so this feedback is much appreciated.

    P.S – Sorry again for the delay. Aside from the blog, feel free to also reach me via directly via email (faraz@freshbooks.com) with any questions. Here to help.

  • https://webdesignbycarl.com/ Carl Parker

    Completely understand… Appreciate the feedback. Mainly, I just look at it as, what is truly being offered for something that most already have. Now if its a complete replacement and/or added benefit, I would definitely be on board much further.

  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    Hear you for sure, Carl. Some of the benefits (…at least as it stands today) include a deep-level integration with your account and being able to contact FreshBooks support teams to solve/answer all kinds of payment-related issues/questions. With that being said, we’re certainly listening to your feedback and working everyday to improve things – so thanks again for the comment, it’s greatly appreciated.

  • JadeCactus

    Thanks Carl and Faraz for responding.

    I honestly can’t remember ever needing to contact anyone about a payment issue, so far I haven’t had any issues to speak of. The only problems I’ve had in the past are with on-going monthly maintenance bills where I keep a scheduled date for security updates and website maintenance, and there’s one client that suddenly decides to skip that invoice for a while. That is where auto-billing is so very important. If I could set that up, then I wouldn’t have any problems (unless something very unusual were to come up.) And being that the fees are higher for WePay, I would only use WePay for maintenance clients – everyone else would probably use PayPal (those fees really add up over a year :)

  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    @jadecactus:disqus: Thanks for the additional insight – product teams are listening :) . Greatly appreciate the feedback once again.

  • Bradley

    Thanks for the update and for patiently answering questions.

    Are partial payments in the works?

  • http://www.freshbooks.com Faraz

    Hi Bradley, no problem at all :-) . In terms of partial payments, not currently available right now. Hear you loud and clear on this – at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will indeed share this with product teams.


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