GoCardless with Influence IT
Influence IT is always listening to its customers and looking for pragmatic affordable solutions. In response to demand, we’ve partnered with GoCardless, the company bringing Direct Debits into the digital age and building the best system for taking recurring payments.
GoCardless is creating a new international payments network to rival credit and debit cards. Their ambition is to break down barriers so businesses can quickly and easily take payments from anyone, anywhere in the world.
They currently process A$7 billion worth of transactions for over 30,000 organisations across the UK and Europe – and they’re growing fast. With clients ranging from small businesses to household names such as Thomas Cook, TripAdvisor and the Guardian, GoCardless brings together a range of Direct Debit schemes across the UK and Europe. They’re already well-established in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Spain, and are now operating in Australia out of their Melbourne office.
Direct Debit is the most effective way to take recurring or frequent payments, offering lower failure rates and fees, along with increased flexibility compared to using credit or debit cards. Using Direct Debit via GoCardless allows businesses to take complete control of payments, either using the online dashboard, through one of the GoCardless partner integrations, or by building a tailored integration using the powerful GoCardless API. If you’re using Xero as your accounting application, then GoCardless is for you! Reconciliation has never been so easy!
GoCardless is London-based, and backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, Notion Capital, Passion Capital and Y Combinator, so you know that you are dealing with a quality organisation.
Worried about pricing? Don’t be. It’s very affordable on the Standard Plan at 1% per transaction, with a minimum fee of 35c which is capped at $3.50. That means that any transaction over $350 won’t cost you more than $3.50! Compare that with your credit card fees. What’s better is that, on the Standard Plan, there is no monthly fee!