Add Stripe as a payment service from an approved invoice

Accept online payments for your invoices using Stripe. You can sign up from an approved invoice if Stripe is available in your country and you haven't added a payment service yet to Xero.

When you sign up for Stripe on this screen, your Stripe account will automatically be added to your payment services list.

  1. From an approved invoice, go to Invoice Options. In the Accept Online Payments dialog box, click Set up.

    If you've closed the dialog box, click Invoice Options, then select Online Payments to access Stripe setup.

  2. Click Create a Stripe account.
  3. Enter the email address to be associated with your Stripe account.
  4. In the Payment Account list, select a bank account to deposit the payment in.
  5. If you want to automate your fees, under Fees Account, select Add account. Check the Stripe fees expense account details that Xero has entered and click Save.

    If you don't want to automate fees, unselect the checkbox, then click Save.

  6. Click Save & Continue.

    Image showing the Stripe payment services set up screen - from an approved invoice.

  7. If you see a Stripe account already exists message, click Setup existing account to add your account on the payment services screen.
  8. If you have a PayPal account and would like to add it to Xero, enter your PayPal email address and select Add my PayPal account. Otherwise, click Only accept credit cards.

    Image showing the PayPal payment services set up screen - from an approved invoice.

Once you receive a payment from a customer, Stripe will email you instructions on how to finish setting up your account and collect your payment.

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