Today’s email brings the news of some potential cost savings and closer integration for web workers who choose to handle the business parts of their business entirely online. Online payment gateway Authorize.Net has added online time-tracking and invoicing service FreshBooks to their Merchant Toolbox. What this means is:
- If you have clients that you’re billing for your time who want to pay by credit card, you can handle everything online using the combination of the two services.
- If you’re a merchant with an Authorize.Net account you can get a $12 discount signing up for any FreshBooks monthly plan.
- If you’re a small company with a FreshBooks account you can get a discount signing up with Authorize.Net.
Of course both FreshBooks and Authorize.Net offer much more for their individual users than just this single point of integration. FreshBooks is designed to be a complete time-tracking and invoicing solution, with reporting, late payment notices, PayPal integration, and invoices via regular mail or email. And once you’re hooked up with Authorize.Net, you can accept payments via web, mail order, telephone order, or even storefront, depending on which services you sign up for.