What is the difference between recurring invoice and auto charge?
If you’re charging your customers on a regular basis for the same set of products or services you offer, you can simplify the process by converting the invoice into a recurring invoice. This will allow you to automatically generate invoices at periodic interval.
However, auto charge is a feature of recurring invoices where you can automatically charge your customer’s credit card or debit money from their bank accounts via ACH payments whenever a recurring invoice in generated.
To convert an invoice into a recurring invoice:
To enable the auto-charge feature:
Click on the Gear icon on the top right corner and navigate to More Settings -> Preferences -> Recurring Invoice -> Create, Charge and Send Invoices. Make sure this option is selected and click Save.
You need to integrate with a payment gateway that supports the ‘Auto-Charge’ feature.
Once you have completed the steps mentioned above, navigate to the Contacts module, select a contact and click on Add New Card from the More drop-down.
Enter the credit card details and click on Save.
The contact’s credit card details will now be saved in your account and you can use it charge him/her.
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