Calgary’s Helcim will be expanding its service offering through a new partnership with Xero. The partnership will bring more choice of payments integrations to businesses that use Xero for accounting services.
Xero is as a leading cloud accounting software provider. The New Zealand headquartered company recently established Toronto as its North American hub for product and technology development.
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.
Helcim also announced that it would be growing its team by adding more than 150 staff over the next two years, including developers, customer service, and sales to deliver on these enhanced service offerings.
“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.
“Leading up to the product development, Helcim saw a continued increase in merchant inquiries regarding accounting software integrations, offering proof that syncing up with Xero would reduce the administrative headaches associated with owning a small business.” explains Mike Quick, Product Manager at Helcim.
“We’re excited to see the ease the partnership with Xero brings to our merchant base.”
The Helcim Team has joined the Xero Canada 2022 Roadshow in select cities to showcase this new partnership.