29 May 2018

Stripe Updates

We recently released an update to our Stripe integration.  While the changes are generally invisible to the user they do help improve security and the sign-up process.  We are now using Stripe Connect to authenticate your Stripe Account (rather than the old method of having to locate your API keys) as well as stripe.js which is a more secure...

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01 Dec 2017

2017 updates

So from our blog posts it looks like we’ve been doing nothing all year.  But this is not really true.  We have been lots behind the scenes but none of it has been major releases or news worthy, so we haven’t bothered posting about it.  In the past year our development team has moved to a new coding platform,...

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14 Jul 2017

New Direct Debit and CC option for Australia

We are pleased to announce that our newest gateway integration adds another Direct Debit option for Australian users with very affordable rates.  Mint Payments is an API-based (no CSV files to upload) gateway through NAB.  Their fees are very reasonable.  Mint Payments is our recommended Direct Debit provider for Australian users.  They also have credit card processing available for...

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05 Nov 2015

Invite Feature

We’re pleased to announce Release 1.5 of uCollect with the new Invitation feature. Now you can send an invitation to a contact to have them sign-up for pre-authorized collection. They can’t just pay one invoice and stop. You can select which gateway(s) you invite them to use (if you have more than one) and you don’t even need an...

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08 Oct 2015

Google Chrome Extension Released

Now you can see the uCollect status of your Xero invoices and contacts right from within Xero! You need to be using Google Chrome as your browser for this feature to work. You can install it (at no cost) from the Google Chrome store by searching for “ucollect”. Once installed, the extension will display the invoice or contact status...

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12 Mar 2015

Release 1.3

We’ve spent the last few weeks working on the next major piece of functionality for uCollect.  And now it is available to everyone.  In addition to a few small fixes and tweaks we have released the following functionality changes: Pay Now (Payment Services) integration with Xero Calculating commission on settlement Ability to sign in using a simple click and...

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12 Mar 2015

Sign in with Google

We’ve added a handy “Sign in with Google” button to our sign-up and login pages. If your uCollect login is the same as your Google+ email address then you can log in with two clicks.  You will still need to create a password as part of your uCollect user profile (so that you can sign in without this option), but...

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12 Mar 2015

Calculate Fees on Settlement

Now you can use uCollect to help you reconcile your batch settlements that come in net of commissions/fees.  If this is how your payment gateway does things you can simply tell uCollect the rates to use and we’ll automatically calculate the commissions and post this to your bank account!  You can specify a fixed rate per transaction, a percentage...

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12 Mar 2015

Integration with PayNow option in Xero

Getting paid with uCollect just got easier! We’re really pleased to announce the release of our “Payment Services” module.  This allow your customers to pay for one or more invoices using the payment gateways you have connected to through uCollect.  And what’s more – they can also authorise you to collect all future invoice amounts as well! The PayNow...

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09 Feb 2015

Release 1.2

We’ve been busy the last few weeks pumping out a range of new features for uCollect.  This release doesn’t change any of the Payment Gateways – it’s pure functionality. Here is what we have rolled out in this release: A Partner/Referral programme List and Suspend Invoices Suspend Contact Installment Plans Multi-user Please a few other bug fixes and tweaks....

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