This feature is only available from Sage 200cloud Professional Summer 2018 version onwards.
What are Invoice Payments?
Sage Invoice Payments is a great way for your customers to pay you online, quickly and easily.
Use Sage Invoice Payments to request and receive payments from your customers by using Stripe, PayPal, or GoCardless. When your customer pays the invoice, the transactions can be downloaded and posted in Sage 200cloud.
Invoice Payments integrates seamlessly with Sage 200cloud, making it easier for your customers to pay you, and easier for you to process those payments.
Note: If you want to receive payments using Sage Pay instead, see Take card payments with Sage Pay.
How it works
- Set up Sage Invoice Payments in Sage 200cloud and choose the payment providers that you'll offer to your customers:
- Stripe, to receive payments from credit card and debit cards, Google Pay and Apple Pay.
- PayPal, to receive PayPal payments.
- GoCardless, to collect payments using Direct Debit.
- Create and email an invoice to your customer using an Invoice Payments layout.
- When your customer receives the email, they click a Pay Now button on the invoice, and make the payment using one of the payment providers you've set up.
- Once the payment is received, Sage 200cloud will download the transactions and automatically make postings.
Get paid faster with Pay Now
We have provided email layouts for invoices that contain a Pay Now button for use with Invoice Payments. This means when your customer receives your invoice or statement, they can pay you straight away by clicking Pay Now.
The Pay now button contains a link that takes the customer to the Invoice Payments service. Your customer will see the amount due to pay, and can choose the payment provider (if you have set up more than one). Once your customer has paid the invoice, you can download the transaction Sage 200cloud and automatically allocate the payment to the invoice.
The Pay Now button is available on the following layouts.
|Layout type||Layout file name||Used for|
SOP Invoice Sage Pay (E-Mail)
SOP Invoice Sage Pay (Email Plain Paper)
|Sales invoices, from both Invoicing or Sales Orders.|
|FreeTextInvoice||Sales Ledger Free Text Invoice Sage Pay (E-Mail)||Free text invoice, entered directly for a customer.|
INV Invoice Sage Pay (E-Mail)
INV Invoice Sage Pay (E-Mail Plain Paper)
|Invoices produced from Project Accounting.|
Invoice Payments cannot be used with pro forma Invoices.
To set up layouts for Invoice Payments, see Send invoices with Invoice Payments (Pay Now).
What services can I use?
You can use the following payment providers:
- Stripe - to receive credit card and debit card payments.
- PayPal - to receive PayPal payments.
- GoCardless - to collect Direct Debit payments. See GoCardless Direct Debit invoice payments.
- Your Stripe or PayPal account must only be used for a single business or legal entity. For example, if your account has multiple wallets for different currencies, these must all be used for the same business.
A Sage 200cloud company database cannot be linked to more than one PayPal, Stripe or GoCardless account.
- If your customer chooses to pay using GoCardless, the direct debit will be used for this and all their future invoice payments, and they will not be able to pay using Stripe or PayPal.
- You can use your PayPal account before it is verified. For information on verification, see PayPal's article What does verified account status mean?.
If you already use Sage Pay and then set up Invoice Payments, the Invoice Payments service will be used instead of Sage Pay. So when your customers click Pay Now on an invoice, they will complete the payment via Invoice Payments instead of Sage Pay.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge from Sage.
You will pay charges to your payment provider, which may be per transaction (PayPal, Stripe), or according to a payment plan (GoCardless).
To find out the fees charged by your provider, refer to their website: