Invoice2go is the Australian mobile invoicing app for contactless payments. It has launched a tap-and-go payment feature, supported by PayPal Here. The new product comes as Invoice2go announced its customers were now sending $2 billion worth of invoices through the app, $400 million worth sent in Australia. This figure has doubled in just two years since the company announced it had reached $1bn in invoices sent in 2015. It’s a significant milestone for a company that started life 15 years ago and has since become a leader in the Australian start-up scene.
Invoice2go makes it easy for small business owners to create professional invoices on the go, and get paid faster. You can create professional invoices, accept all the ways your customers want to pay, online or at point-of-sale or capture your expenses as you incur them. This app serves as the invoicing solution for all types of small businesses be it contractors, web designers or musicians. All of your information is automatically synced and available on your iPhone, Android phone, tablet or computer.
As the mobile element was a crucial factor for small business operators, especially in an environment where consumers wanted more flexibility and ease of use in payments and as contactless adoption in Australia is very high, so it’s the perfect market to launch the new feature of Paypal Here that really opens up the ability for the small business operator to get paid on the spot.
This new product has been specifically designed to work with how the most mobile of Australia’s small businesses work. Now, those who go from job to job, issuing invoices along the way also have the option to be paid instantly, on the spot from wherever they are.
The next feature in the pipeline for Invoice2go is messaging, which will allow users to send invoices directly to customers within a wide range of messaging apps, from WhatsApp to iMessage, Android Messages and Facebook Messenger.
As consumer preference for messaging is now becoming an important channel for businesses. The clients already rely on messaging to engage with the consumers so it was important to integrate it into the app. With messaging, it will help small businesses build a richer engagement layer with their customers and consolidate repeat business.
The Invoice2go’s PayPal Here device costs $49. Users can connect it to their Invoice2go account and start accepting payments on the spot.
With PayPal, the most trusted brand in consumer payments, it will help you get paid on the spot as said above, whether you’re at a job site, store, or your home office. With PayPal Here mobile point of sale (mPOS) system, you can now easily accept payments right from your Invoice2go app.
When you connect PayPal Here and Invoice2go, you can accept credit card payments, anywhere you interact with customers, without leaving app. Expect to pay low transaction fees per card swipe, insert, or tap. Also there are no monthly fees, setup fees, cancellation fees, or processing minimums.
If you already have your PayPal Here card reader, it’s easy to connect it to your Invoice2go app.
If you don’t already have a PayPal Here card reader, here’s how to get one:
Note that the mobile card reader will only be available for iOS devices with Invoice2go for now. Android mobile devices will be able to take advantage of the mobile card reader soon!
If you are new to PayPal card reader then here is how to use it
To pair the Bluetooth enabled PayPal Here device, first make sure you are utilizing a bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet.
Turn on your Bluetooth reader by pressing in the On/Off button for one second. A green light will blink followed by the blue Bluetooth connectivity light. If the card reader is on but all the lights are off, press a key on the PayPal Here device to wake it up.
Select the PayPal Here reader from the list of available Bluetooth devices on your phone or tablet. Your card reader will be listed as “PayPal” plus the last three digits of the serial number on the top of the card reader. Once you have manually paired your device, it will pair automatically moving forward.
Once you have paired your PayPal Here reader with your Invoice2go account, the reader will automatically connect moving forward so you can get straight into accepting payments from your customers.
You can download the free invoice app from app store be it iTunes or Google Play according to your mobile device. You can try the Invoice2go Pro Plan for 14 days free (no credit card required) before choosing the plan that best suits your business. Invoice2go’s mobile point of sale (mPOS), supported by PayPal Here, now means that businesses, regardless of size, can accept swipe, insert, or tap and go card payments, wherever they are, to get paid on the spot.