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Square and Xero enhance integration, POS features

If you’re a Xero subscriber using Square, you know how great these solutions are.

Better organised data gives the ability to drill down into sales and gain better business view.

Xero is working to make sure they’re even better when combined, starting with the announcement that the Xero-Square integration has been enhanced for Australian users. You’ll see several new features. 

Pay Xero invoices online with Square

When you create an online invoice in Xero and email it out, you can now give customers the option to pay it instantly via Square. This makes it easy for your clients to settle their bills on the spot with a credit or debit card. Faster payment means better cash flow. 

There’s no longer any need to create duplicate invoices in Xero and Square. And when the payment hits your bank account, it appears in your bank feed and is recorded in Xero. Easy. 

“Many of our customers love using Xero and have shared suggestions on how we could improve the integration,” said Chris Rich, Square’s Australian lead for customer success.

“We pride ourselves on listening to feedback, and have worked with Xero to ensure the new integration has the deep functionality our customers need for their payments and accounting platforms to interact seamlessly.”

Point-of-sale integration

The new integration creates a daily sales-summary invoice in Xero that captures the previous day’s transactions in Square. You can choose to break down the imported data to transaction level. Simply set up your own rules, depending on how you’re accepting payments and how those payment records come in from the bank feed to Xero. 

For example, you can customise and split the sync of data into specific Xero general ledger accounts (such as food sales to your Food Revenue account, beverage sales to your Beverage Revenue account). 

The new integration also captures all point-of-sale transactions correctly including tips, surcharges and the relevant taxes. You’ll be able to easily report GST. And if your business has multiple locations, Xero and Square can now separate transactions accordingly.

Better organised data gives you the ability to drill down into your sales and gain a better view of the business. 

Payment processing integration

In addition to the daily sales invoice, Xero automatically creates bank rules when you connect your Square account. When Square deposits money into your bank account, you’re able to reconcile it quickly. Fees related to Square’s processing fee are assigned to a fees account. 

It’s a feature that small businesses have been requesting, so we think it will be well received by users of Xero and Square. With the new improved feed, it’s easier than ever to reconcile your transactions. You’ll get transaction-level detail exported from Square into Xero.

All of these improvements reduce the need for manual data entry and time-consuming reconciliation of data. 

If you’re using Square and Xero already, let us know what you think of the updates. You can download Square in the Xero App Marketplace or call Xero Platinum Partners Notch Above Bookkeeping on 07 3355 6427 for help to get started!

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We love to put energy and passion back into life by taking away the bookwork drag. With the help of smart systemised bookkeeping systems life can become easier. Notch Above Bookkeeping was founded in 2006 after Jac Gallagher saw the need for small businesses to have access to accurately prepared and up to date financials, enabling owners to make informed financial decisions on their business in a timely manner. Notch Above is a Xero Platinum Partner based in Brisbane QLD servicing business owners and accounting businesses.

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