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How do I receive online payments?

You can accept online payments with any of our payment gateways available in FreshBooks. This includes credit cards, PayPal, and Authorize.Net’s ACH, so you can get paid in whichever method’s best for you.

If you’re not sure which payment gateway to go with, check out our helpful comparison guide here.

You’ll need to sign up for an account with any of these payment gateways during the connection, or you can log into an existing account. Use these steps to get started:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on the Accept Credit Cards sub-tab
  3. Accept Credit Cards page from Settings tab.
  4. Click Activate under the payment gateway of your choice. For FreshBooks Payments, you’ll want to click on the connect your bank account link instead (more details here)
  5. Once you’ve completed the set up by creating an account with the gateway or logging into an existing account, click Save in the pop-up box on the Accept Credit Cards page to finish.


If you’re looking to accept specific types of credit cards, check out these steps here.


Once the payment gateway is set up, you’ll then need to enable it on your Invoices and/or Recurring Profiles. Just simply ensure the appropriate gateway’s box is checked off in the Accept Credit Cards section of your Invoice or Profile:

A payment gateway is checked off on an invoice.