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Dwolla and GoDaddy are teaming up to help the little guy easily get paid how and when they want

You’d be forgiven if you thought “domains” when you heard GoDaddy. It is the world’s largest registrar and web-hosting provider after all.

But GoDaddy is changing. It’s rebranded the company and redesigned its website, and has churned out impressive turn-key products and services specifically for small businesses. Matter of fact, GoDaddy has over 12 million hard-working solopreneurs, startups, and mom & pop shops trusting the Internet company to run everything from email marketing to logo design, invoicing to IT infrastructure to office software, et cetera.

GoDaddy is helping small businesses start, grow and run their businesses, connecting them with their customers and saving time and money on crucial business operations, by giving them the tools and resources needed to compete with the big boys.

Listening and Delivering to Small Businesses

When GoDaddy spoke to customers about its Online Bookkeeping platform and the general challenge of SMBs, the findings from small businesses were pretty straight-forward:

  1. Paper checks are universal, but are outmoded. Issuing and accepting paper checks may benefit from its general familiarity, but the hundreds-year-old payment handcuffs small businesses and adds unnecessary layers on operation costs, like administrative errors, time delays, environmental concerns, and delayed payments. They are a shrinking payment method that on average costs around $7.15 per check, according to Aberdeen Group.
  2. Existing online alternatives are expensive. At 2.9% (plus 30 cents) per transaction, the fee paid on $1,000 invoice could pay for a business lunch or new monthly service. But what if you’re doing fifty invoices a month at $1,000 with the existing service? That’s not only 119x more expensive than Dwolla, it’s the salary of a potential part-time employee.
  3. Friction and anxiety trump savings. The thought of requiring an invoice recipient to register or migrate to a third-party payment platform seemed daunting, confusing, and time-consuming.
  4. Change is scary. Businesses didn’t want to leave or interrupt the existing accounts payable and receivables flows they loved so much with GoDaddy’s Online Bookkeeping platform.

Bottom-line: they wanted a simple, no hassle, and low-cost way of getting paid, but without stressing business relationships or existing processes. Dwolla, with its user friendly interface, low-cost, and guest payments, can easily address #1 and #2 on its own, but solving #3 and #4 could only be done by GoDaddy and its inventive product team.

What they created was pretty cool. Be sure to check it out on “GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping and Dwolla Team To Deliver Quick, Easy Online Payments for SMBs.

 

 

FreeAgent: Super-simple online accounting software

This series, Integration Highlights, is a collection of entrepreneurs and projects that are using Dwolla to provide their users with new experiences, ideas and possibilities. You can find this story and others on Dwolla’s Pinterest board. Enjoy!

FreeAgent, a UK-based online accounting software company, has arrived stateside and it’s packing Dwolla. FreeAgent provides you and your business with a service that includes everything that you need to keep track of your finances, such as estimates, time tracking, invoicing, expense reporting, banking, accounting and taxes. Their focus is on keeping numbers clean, simple and affordable for small businesses and freelancers, and now they’ve made it possible for your invoices to be paid via Dwolla.

FreeAgent is out to make accounting sexy again, or at least not such a pain in the neck. Your information is kept safe with bank-level security and data protection. You have an easy-to-read dashboard that brings all of your finances into one place, as well as free support and regular software upgrades. And you’ll never miss a payment again with the ability to export your key tax payment dates to your calendar.

Cost? A cool $24 a month includes, well…EVERYTHING. Unlimited invoices, contacts, upgrades and support.

Here at Dwolla, we’re pumped to be integrated with such an innovative company such as FreeAgent. We’ve had demand by small businesses and freelancers everywhere to integrate into accounting software, and now we’re baked into one of the most respected online accounting services available.

©2017 TransSwipe

 


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