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FreshBooks Payments allows you to send invoices with a payment link to get paid quickly and safely while enhancing your ability to track and manage your finances and improve cash flow.

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Why FreshBooks Payments

Get Paid Twice as Fast and Improve Cash Flow

With easy-to-use billing, you can save time and focus on running your business. Plus, accept a variety of payment methods through Stripe and get paid twice as fast, improving cash flow.

Stripe: A Trusted Global Payment Processor

Stripe is a trusted and secure payment processor. FreshBooks & Stripe have partnered together since 2016, and this expansion leverages the newest payment technology and builds upon a shared vision to FreshBooks as an all-in-one accounting solution for owners and accountants.

A Seamless Payment and Accounting Solution

Invoice and bill clients all in one place, with payments automatically recorded in FreshBooks.
Keep your financials up to date, so you can focus on growing your business.

Elevate Client Experience

Your clients receive a Stripe payment link and can choose their preferred payment method (credit card, Apple Pay, and bank transfer), so you can get paid up to 8 days faster.

FreshBooks Payments Saves You Time


Use Your Invoice Payment Terms to Get Paid Faster

10 Advanced Invoicing Tips to Get Paid Even Faster

Are You Practicing These 5 Key Steps to Get Faster Payments from Your Clients?

Easy-to-Use Accounting & Bookkeeping Features

Near-Instant Invoicing

Impress your clients with professional-quality invoices you can create and send in moments, then de-stress yourself by accepting payments online. Use automatic payment reminders to keep your cash flow flowing.
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Bill Clients Fast, Get Paid Faster

Build custom invoices for your clients, set up automated recurring billing and payment options, and get paid 2x faster—all on the same platform.
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Keep an Eye on the Big Picture

Simple or complex, your finances tell you how your business is doing. FreshBooks’ easy-to-use Double-Entry Accounting tools and reports show profitability, cash flow health, and details your spending.
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Never Miss an Expense

FreshBooks lets you snap receipt photos, forward email receipts to your account, and import expenses from your bank account. Then organize and assign them to clients. Tracking every dollar keeps you ready for tax time.
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Track Time to the Minute

You (and your team) work on lots of projects at once, and missing billable time can be costly. Time Tracking in FreshBooks makes it easy for teams to log time and automatically add it to invoices, so all time is accounted for.
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Keep Everyone on the Same Page

With a business to run and projects to manage, it’s tough to keep everyone synced up and on schedule. Projects in FreshBooks make it easy for your clients, team, and contractors to collaborate, and share files and updates…all in one place.
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Know Your Business Better

Easily track every dollar in and out of your business then run reports to see how your business is doing. And at tax time, do it yourself or just give your accountant access to quickly find what they need.
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Pay Your Team in 5 Clicks

Simplify paying your team when you run payroll right from your FreshBooks account. Automatically file & pay payroll taxes and get a complete view of your accounting, billing, and payroll in one place.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which FreshBooks plan is right for me?

Choose a plan specifically built for small business owners. But which one is right for small businesses? How do you know which accounting software features are right for your small business, to save you time and get you paid faster?

FreshBooks plans are as follows:

– Lite Plan (add up to five clients)

– Plus Plan (our most popular plan)

– Premium Plan (lots of advanced features)

– Select Plan (a customizable plan for growing businesses)


When deciding, take stock of:

– Where your small business is today

– Where you hope to grow your business in the next 6 months

– Your overall income and expenses

– The features you need to help your business accomplish all its goals

– Do you need business health reports?

– Do you need mobile mileage tracking?

What is cloud accounting software/invoicing software?

Cloud accounting software means an accounting software program is located on a secure server that makes it available to use on any computer or mobile device that connects to the internet.

FreshBooks cloud accounting software includes all features like invoicing features, expense tracking, time tracking, online payments, industry-standard double-entry accounting, balance sheets, mileage tracking, project profitability, bank reconciliation, client retainers, and more.

All features are built to be easy to use for small business owners and their teams, clients, and accountants.

Learn more about our accounting features here.

Is there a FreshBooks mobile App, and does FreshBooks work in mobile browsers?

FreshBooks has an Android app (Android 4.2 or higher), as well as a mobile mileage tracking app.

Your information is synced across all devices from your desktop computer or laptop to the mobile app, so you can always access your data wherever you are, on whichever device you’d prefer.

FreshBooks also works in any web browser on all your devices (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or phone).

You can also do much more than just bill clients on the go with mobile access.

Small businesses can run their business, create invoices, set up recurring invoices, log expenses, track financial data, get paid online, track revenue streams, connect bank accounts, and easily create new customers in their account…all on the mobile app. However, Some features (like reporting) are only available from your desktop.

Do I need an accountant if I use FreshBooks? 

It really depends on you as a business owner. While FreshBooks is super-easy to use, when it comes to using all the tools available to you as a business owner, your accountant should definitely be at the top of your toolbox.

Not only does FreshBooks allow business owners to add their accountant to their account, but FreshBooks also has an Accountant Partner Program that pairs business owners with accountants. This ensures that businesses are matched with accountants that suit their specific needs. 

Learn all about the Accountant Partner Program here.

Want to hear what it’s like to be part of the Accountant Partner Program? Here’s a great article:  How FreshBooks’ Accounting Partner Program Helps CMA Lindsay Support Clients

How do you keep books for a small business?

If you’ve had a business for years you’ve likely solved bookkeeping problems, tackled financial statements, managed tax payments, and even have a bit of an understanding of your financial health…to some extent, but if not or you’re just starting out here’s what you need to know.

Keeping tight books year-round will save you more time and effort than not doing a good job of it and waiting until tax time.

There’s no question that best-in-class accounting software like FreshBooks is an essential part of running a business these days. Beyond that, if you have a more complex business with lots of moving parts and growth, you likely don’t have time to take care of your books. Here are a few articles that can help:

Should You Hire a Bookkeeper for Your Small Business?

Conquer Business Finances at Different Stages of Growth

Sara, a Business Strategy Consultant, Uses FreshBooks Because She Knows Accounting and Getting Paid Are Tough

Can my clients automatically pay their invoices?

Clients receiving an invoice with line items for subscription-based products or services will find it easy to save their credit card, banking, or other payment details on the FreshBooks invoice software so they’re automatically billed each time an invoice comes due. Imagine doing this without invoicing software—dealing with paper invoices and receipts and having to keep track of phone and address records separately.

Automatic invoicing in FreshBooks with Recurring Payments makes it simple for clients to pay and for you to accept payments for products or services rendered. Recurring Payments works together with Recurring Templates to automatically bill clients every time an invoice is generated and sent.

Saved payment information can always be removed if your clients want to opt out of Recurring Payments at any time.

Ready to get paid faster? Use your invoice payment terms to get paid faster and save time.

Here’s a great example of the benefits of invoicing with FreshBooks: With FreshBooks, Web Designer Ahmed Saves 6 Billable Hours Every Week.

What online payment options does FreshBooks offer?

There are a number of payment options you can choose to accept through FreshBooks. FreshBooks integrates with a number of payment processors so that you can choose the payment method that works best for you and your business. Whether you want to accept credit card payments, set up bank transfers, or get paid through FreshBooks Payments, you can easily set up the method you prefer. You can also set up different payment methods for different clients, depending on what suits them best.

The payment providers we utilize are Stripe and PayPal in order to provide the following payment methods:

– Major credit cards

– Apple Pay

– Google Pay

– PayPal

– FreshBooks Payments

– Stripe

– Bank Transfers

Does FreshBooks offer customer support?

FreshBooks offers small businesses amazing support. Our customer support team has won 11 Stevie Awards, which are international awards given out to the absolute best customer support department in the world. While we all think our support team is the best, they have the hardware to prove it. 

Support Hours: Monday – Friday

8am – 8pm ET (1pm – 1am GMT)

Toll-Free (North America): 1-866-303-6061

We also have a massive help center that has answers to just about every question we’ve ever been asked by our customers. Check it out here.

Is my data safe with FreshBooks?

FreshBooks protects your personal information. For the security of transactions, we use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts any information such as credit card number and billing information that you send us electronically. The encryption process protects your information by scrambling it before it is sent to us from your computer. In addition, your data is backed up automatically and is accessible from any device, so you can always stay connected and up-to-date.

Want to learn more? Check out this article from our blog: How Secure Is Your Data in the Cloud?


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