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Remember those days when transactions were only exchanged in person. Those days are long gone. Technology now permits customers and merchants to exchange money virtually without ever having to meet in person. With online payments, there’s never a need to go to the store anymore. Everything we want can be found online and delivered within a day or two, or even within a few hours.

According to Garnter, by 2016, transactions will reach up to $617 billion with about 450 million users. Online payments through Apptivo can be made through the Invoices App as well as the Apptivo’s eCommerce site. Every time an invoice is sent to your customers, they will be faced with the option of paying with a credit card. Millions of people use credit cards today, so why not give them the option to pay with one?

Why Online Payments?

Paying online is the easiest and most convenient way for a business to collect money. There’s never a need to go to the bank and deposit a check anymore. Money goes directly into your account. You will be saving you and your business time from having to go through all the extra work when receiving a check or payment.

Customers will open your invoice from their email inbox and they can pay right then and there. Many times customers will open an invoice and just forget to pay because they have to write a check or pay in person. But now that they have the ability to pay online, their chances of paying are much higher. In return, it will help your cash flow. You will not have to remind customers to pay up.

Which payment methods are available?

We support four different payment methods with Apptivo — PayPal, Authorize.net, and Zipmark. They are all very simple and easy to setup. Your customers will be able to pay with a credit card just like they do in stores. What better way than to save your customer and you time from manual payments.

It’s a one time setup to get everything configured in both Apptivo and the payment provider. Once you’re all set, you can start collecting money that’s yours.

Where do I sign up?

If you don’t have a PayPal, Authorize.net, or Zipmark account yet, you can sign up through Apptivo. If you already have an account with these providers, instructions for the following can be found below:

  • PayPal
  • Authorize.Net
  • Zipmark

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