Receiving Payments

You can record payment for the invoices generated from the recurring invoice using these methods.


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Auto-charging through Client Portal

You can charge your customers automatically through Auto-charge. Client portal is a feature in Zoho Books which helps your customers to view their payment history, recent transactions and allow them to make payments online. Learn more about Client Portal

Auto-charge through Client Portal

Client Portal Pay

Client Portal Card

P.S: If customers leave the Use this card for future transactions option unchecked, Auto-charge feature will not be enabled. Your customers will be asked to enter their details again for another invoice generated from the recurring invoice.

Organization User:

Auto-charge by associating the Customer’s Card

If your customer has given you their card details to charge them for the invoice raised, you can associate the card to the recurring invoice or directly to the contact.

Associating Card through Contacts

Associate Card through Contacts

P.S: The Add New Card option will be available only if you have chosen the Create, Charge and Send Invoices for recurring invoice settings.

If you create a recurring invoice for the contact after associating the card, the customer will be automatically charged for the invoices generated from the recurring invoice only if the card is again associated with the recurring profile.

If the customer has multiple cards, you will be asked to choose from the cards that are associated with the customer to charge them.

Associating Card through Recurring Invoice

Associating Card Recurring Invoice

If you create another recurring invoice for the same contact after associating the card, the customer will be automatically charged for the invoices generated from the recurring invoice.

Note: If you wish to update the card information for a particular recurring invoice, navigate to Recurring Invoices tab under Sales and select the recurring invoice in which you would like to update. Click on Update Card placed above the invoice detail window and fill in the required details.

Update card

P.S: Even if the customer’s card is associated with the contact, Auto-charging will not happen unless the card is also associated with the recurring profile created for the contact.

Manually Charge Customer

Payment for the invoice can be collected by manually charging your customer using their card details. Charging can either be done with the associated card of the customer or with another valid card.

Charge Customer

Charge Customer

Charge Customer

P.S: The customer’s card information will be stored in the payment gateway which is used by you for the Auto-charge feature.

Recording Offline Payment

If your customer has paid for your invoices by cash, cheque or any other offline medium, you can record the payment on the invoice generated from the recurring profile.

Offline Payment

Offline Payment