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Setting Up Credit Card Payments for Invoicing Customers


As an Accounting customer, you can offer payment of your customer invoices by credit card, as well as Google Pay or Apple Pay. Patriot Software has partnered with Stripe, a third-party payment processor, to provide you and your customers with a seamless payment experience.

Patriot Software does not charge any fees to accept credit card payments or to integrate with our payment processing partners. However, Stripe does have a “per transaction” fee schedule based on the credit card type. They will bill you separately from Patriot Software.

Applying for a Stripe Account

To accept credit card payments via Stripe in Patriot’s Accounting Software:

  • Go to Settings > Accounting Settings > Transaction Settings  > Payment Processor.
  • Click the button to “Apply for Strip”, or “Learn More.”

Questions about Stripe?

Finish Your Credit Card Settings in Patriot Software

 After your account with Stripe is active, you must finish your credit card payment settings here in Patriot Software.

Go back to Settings > Accounting Settings > Transaction Settings > Payment Processor.

Keep the Accept Credit Card Payments set to “Enabled.”  You can disable this later if you want to stop accepting credit cards.

You’ll complete these settings:

  1. Automatically add credit card payment link to all emailed invoices? When you mark this “Yes,” this option will be pre-filled to “Yes” when you email each invoice. If you don’t want to show the credit card payment link on an individual invoice, you can change this to “No” on an individual invoice. You can also do the reverse and mark this “No” here on Transaction Settings, but change it to “Yes” in individual invoice emails as needed.
  2. Receive notifications of successful credit card payments? If you want to receive an email from Patriot each time a customer successfully pays an invoice with a credit card, mark “Yes.”
  3. Recording Credit Card TransactionsChoose the asset account to record credit card payments. When a customer has paid an invoice with a credit card, Patriot will automatically record the invoice payment for you.

You are set to start receiving credit card payments when you email your customer invoices. For more details, see the help article Accepting Credit Card Payments on Customer Invoices.

Clover Connect – Sunsetting March 31, 2024

Attention customers who use Clover Connect: We will stop integrating with Clover Connect by March 31, 2024, which means you will not be able to add a Clover Connect link for credit card payments on invoices. If you have questions about an existing merchant account, you can reach Clover Connect Support directly at 877-828-0720. Please contact Clover Connect if you choose to cancel your account with them. As a reminder, Clover Connect may charge accounts a monthly fee of $20 if you are not PCI compliant whether you are using it or not.

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