Add online payments to Xero invoices with bring-your-own (BYO) banking, BPAY and merchant facilities


Add online payments to your Xero invoices using your own banking, BPAY and merchant facilities with Parakeet.

Now customers can pay directly from your Xero invoice by using the 'pay now' button.

Don't have an online card facility?  No problems.  


Parakeet's in-build direct debit facility means you can still capture online payments via your Xero invoices, with customers given the option to pay via bank account.


Like to use your own credit card merchant facilities? Great.  Parakeet supports 10 'bank' merchant providers plus online providers Stripe & Braintree. 

BPAY too.  Learn more here.

Taking online payments is the easiest way to make sure you get paid and gives you the unique opportunity to even add real-time early payment discounts to encourage faster payments.


Start the 14 days free trial now to see how easy it is. 


Activate online payments for your Xero invoices with BYO banking...

Adding online payments to your Xero invoices is easy and quick

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Set up your invoice payment details in Parakeet

Whether you like to receive payment via EFT and / or via Cards, Parakeet supports Bring-Your-Own (BYO) banking. 

We will on-board your business and include simple step by step for you to reference. 

Alternatively, use our Concierge on-boarding service where we take care of all the setup for you. 

To receive EFT (Bank) payments

For direct debits (direct credits) supported by Parakeet, we support deposits to any Australian denominated Bank account (subject to account ownership verification and 3-4 business days funds clearing). 

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To receive Card payments, BYO merchant ID

If you have an existing 'bank' internet merchant facilities provided by AMEX, ANZ, Bank of Melbourne, Bankwest, Bendigo Bank, CBA, First Data, Macquarie Bank, NAB & Westpac, you can now use it with your Xero invoices. 

For BYO 'online' merchant facilities, we support Stripe and Braintree.

See FAQ for details required for each merchant provider. 

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Add Surcharges to Card payments


You can choose to pass on your card costs in the form of a surcharge to your customers who chose to pay via Cards. 

This can be set up for both AMEX and Mastercard/Visa.  

Finally, connect and you are ready to take online payments

Once connected, we automatically create the right set of Chart of accounts and apply online payment options to your branding themes in Xero.     


No additional effort required by you. 

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Update your customer's Xero contacts

Keep you customer's contact details (Contact Name Primary Person, Email &Tax (ABN)) up to date in Xero and all your invoices will be ready for on-line payments.


This also gives you the option to get paid even earlier by adding early payment discounts to your Xero invoices. 

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How it works...

From invoicing to payment

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Send and email your Invoices from Xero

Once the invoices are approved in Xero, online payments are attached to your invoices.    

Customers receives the 'Pay now' email

Once your customer click the 'Pay Now' link in your Xero invoice, it will now take them to a new page. 

(💡 Do your customers always 'forget' to pay you?  Try adding early payment discounts into the invoice and see if they pay you right away!)

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Your customers can now pay you, straight from the invoice!

(or using the Parakeet Portal)

Your customers are presented with an option to pay via bank account or if configured, Cards too. 

Your customers do not need to be Parakeet users to take advantage of this. 


We take care of all the entries for discounts, surcharges recovered and close out your invoices automatically, so all you need to do is "1-click" bank rec.   See here to learn more about reconciliation.

We have simplified your Xero & bank reconciliation to just 1-click

We know reconciling different payment methods are a pain to deal with, so we...

Sorted out the book keeping entries too


Every invoice paid (early or on-time) is individually marked as paid in Xero, with accurate discount charges applied to save you time and effort.

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Where applicable, we automatically create a 'Spend money' transaction in Xero, to record discount you may have given against an interim clearing account* and book it under your new Discounts Expense* account.

For Surcharges Recovered under Card payments, we create a 'Receive Money' transaction and record it against a new Surcharge Recovered* expense account.

* We help establish these accounts as default, however you can customise it at anytime.

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Finally, we 'sum' the amount you receive into a 'Final Clearing' account by payment method so when you download and reconcile your bank statement, you will see the batched amount, ready for you to 'match' off. 


In this example,  you received a batched amount of $5,922 from EFT / direct credits & $2,250 from your card /merchant provider.  

Now instead of your trying to match individual invoices to the bank entry, you simply have to do a "1 - click transfer" to your 'Parakeet AR Clearing (Final)' account.   

Reconciliation done.

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Configuring Parakeet

Learn how to set up Parakeet.

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1:00 for Adding Online payment options

1:16 for Merchant account setup

Get Started with Parakeet and Xero

Get Started with Parakeet and Xero

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Don't have time or the resources to set it up?

Our Concierge Service can take care of everything.

Don't have time or help to set it up? No problems.

We can set it up and keep it running smoothly.


Concierge Service
One-time setup fee to get you started


One-time setup fee for up to 100 invoices with bonus concierge support for first 60 days.

(Set up fee is pro-rated for the 101st invoices onwards) 

What we need from you
Access to your Xero account.
Draft invoices created in Xero. 

Ready to approve invoices.
Responsive to our queries.

What you get from us
Everything to get your first 100 invoices ready for payment. 

We make sure your Xero contacts, Chart of accounts, Parakeet configurations & Xero integration are all updated & taken care of. 

Monthly Concierge
Optional subscription to keep your invoices in order

$30 per month
For Casual, Growth & Scale-Up plans

$50 per month
For Established Plan

$80 per month
For Large Plan

What we need from you
You will continue to load & approve the invoice in Xero (because you know your invoices best).

What you get from us

We will handle errors that comes through after you load & approve your invoices in Xero. 

Instead of you dealing with it, we'll take care of it so everything is kept up to date.



Great for users with good Xero knowledge or Businesses with teams to support configuration.


On-boarding Videos:

Xero configurations:
Chart of Accounts checks
Customer contacts update
Invoice email templates
Branding theme set up

Parakeet configurations:
Xero connection
Merchant ID settings
Invoice payment settings
Discount settings

Video & Phone Support
Up to 3 x 30 minute 

Error & configuration rectification
Support via email, rectification by user


What to expect in your first 60 days with our Concierge Service

Day 1 - 7 (On-Board)

Expect to get an email from us so we can get started immediately.

We will then prepare and automate your first 100 invoices for payment, usually within 5-7 business days.


Day 31 - 60 (Support)

Service now transitions to "Monthly Concierge" service at no charge. 

This means you get free on-going support to make sure any new customers are configured accurately.


Day 7 - 30 (Embed)

By now, we expect a number of invoices would have been paid and reconciled. 

We continue to prepare and automate new invoices that you have loaded & approved.

Day 61+ (Maintain)

Automatically roll into "Monthly Concierge" service based on your membership plan (cancellable at any time). 

You'll continue to approve the invoices and we'll take care of any errors that may arise as new  invoices arrive. 

Pick Your Plan