Calgary’s Helcim will be expanding its service offering through a partnership with Xero. The partnership will bring more choice of payments integrations to businesses that use Xero for accounting services.
New Zealand headquartered Xero is as a leading cloud accounting software provider. The company recently established Toronto as its North American hub for product and technology development and continues to build upon Xero’s data automation capabilities for Canadian small business owners and their advisors.
Earlier this year Helcim closed a $16 million Series A funding round with the capital earmarked to launch new products that make it easier for businesses to get paid and adopt the latest payment technology that they want.
“With no monthly fees, automatic volume discounts, and interchange plus pricing, merchants in any industry can get value from signing up with Helcim.” shares Marjorie Junio-Read, CFO at Helcim.
“We are constantly looking at innovative ways to differentiate our payment service to a variety of businesses. With Xero being an integral part of many business ecosystems, the partnership is a fantastic way to reduce administrative friction and allow businesses to get paid more seamlessly.”
The partnership kicks off with integrating Helcim’s credit card payments into Xero invoices, allowing businesses to request and accept payments effortlessly through the Xero platform.
New features, including the ability to pay invoices using ACH Payments and a sync between your Xero and Helcim accounts, are being added to the integration soon. All features within the integration are supported by Helcim’s amazing in-house customer service team.
“When we were first introduced to Helcim, we were thrilled to discover that our company values are very aligned. Helcim and Xero care about small businesses and want to see them thrive,” explains Faye Pang, Canada Country Manager at Xero.
“Connecting our customer base with affordable technology and payment options such as Helcim is one way we are helping to make small business more beautiful in Canada.”
The Helcim Team has joined the Xero Canada 2022 Roadshow in select cities to showcase this new partnership. The team will pop up next at the Toronto event on November 2nd.