When you want to accept payments from clients by using payment methods that aren’t integrated with Pike13, like Square and Quickbooks Online, you can add an external payment method in your Pike13 business. Any external payment method that you add appears in checkout as an option with other payment methods that you offer, like cash, check, or credit card.
Pike13 treats any payment that you’ve accepted with an external payment method much like a cash transaction. That is, to track the transaction in your Pike13 business, you record the amount during checkout as well as a transaction number, if applicable.
Unlike credit card payments, which are integrated and automatically reported in your Pike13 business, external payment methods are a way of reporting payments that you take outside of your Pike13 business rather than of accepting them.
External payment methods don’t allow recurring payments, and only your staff can accept client payments using an external payment method—your clients can’t pay using one by themselves on your Pike13website.
Before you can use an external payment method during checkout, first add it as a payment option in your Pike13 business.
Add an external payment method to your Pike13 business
- At the top of any Pike13 page, tap Settings, and then tap Advanced Settings.
- In the right menu under Checkout, tap Accepted Payments.
- On the Accepted Payments page, tap External Payment Systems, and then tap + Add Payment Method.
- Enter the name of the external payment method (like “Square” or “Groupon”), choose whether to show a field for entering a transaction number for each use of this payment method during checkout, and then tap + Create.