GoDaddy has launched a new service, called Get Paid, for small businesses to accept payment from anywhere, and has partnered with PayPal, Dwolla, and Stripe to ensure customers can accept all types of payment, including credit and debit cards, electronic checks and mobile payments.
According to GoDaddy’s Monday announcement, Get Paid allows users to create and send invoices and estimates, accept payments on any device, set-up recurring invoices, manage weekly sales and expenses, and track billable and non-billable time.
Get Paid builds on capabilities within the GoDaddy Online Bookeeping service, which came out of a couple of acquisitions that the company made in the SMB ecommerce space the past couple of years, including online invoicing company Ronin and financial management application Outright.
“We know that getting paid is always top of mind for our customers,” GoDaddy SVP of applications Steven Aldrich said. “When we heard from customers that they want to offer their clients more ways to pay, we set out to create a best-in-class solution to ensure easy access to all the tools they need to collect payments quickly and efficiently.”
A recent report showed that digital payments will reach $4.7 trillion by 2019, up from $2.5 trillion in 2014, and that more consumers are using mobile devices including phones and tablets to make purchases. As consumers become more familiar with using mobile devices to pay for goods and services, it will become a feature that will be in-demand from small businesses.
Get Paid starts at $3.99 per month when a user signs up for a minimum of 12 months. There are three tiers of plans for Get Paid: Starter, Essentials, and Premium.
The Essentials package, at $7.99 per month, is the recommended package and allows for bill expenses back to clients, automatic import of expenses from credit cards, bank accounts and PayPal as well as a weekly sales and expense summary.
For $14.99 per month, the Premium plan also includes recurring invoices for clients that are billed regularly, as well as the ability to track billable and non-billable time.
As GoDaddy awaits its highly-anticipated IPO, it seems the company is focused on steadily rolling out services to help its SMB customers manage their online presence with ease.