Digital Payments make it quick and easy for your customers to pay your invoices. In this article we explain how to set up this option for digital payments in Rentman.
Rentman allows you to add digital payment options to your invoices, so customers can pay with just a few clicks. All common payment methods are supported, including credit card, bank transfer and PayPal.
Why would you use digital payments in Rentman?
Digital payments make it easier and quicker for your customer to pay you. Digital payments are ideal to use especially if you work with a lot of private persons or smaller companies.
How does it work?
In Rentman you add a digital payment button to your invoice similar to the digital sign button on your quotation or contract. Your customer clicks on this button and can directly pay the invoice amount with the preferred payment methods on the payment portal (Mollie). The payment portal which choose for this is “Mollie” (https://www.mollie.com/en/). The payment methods your customer can choose from, are selected by you. The following payment methods are supported in Mollie:
When your customer pays the amount it is transferred directly to your Mollie account. Mollie transfers the money regularly back to your own bank account based on your settings.
What does it cost?
The Rentman connection is included in your license. Mollie charges prices for each transaction depending on the payment method. You can look up all prices here: https://www.mollie.com/en/pricing/ .
Why did we choose Mollie to connect with?
Internationally there are multiple providers but we have chosen Mollie because it is very easy to set-up and connect. The pricing of Mollie is good for the payment methods used by most of our users. Mollie is an international provider offering good rates in the European Union. For countries outside of the EU we will connect to another provider in the future. Through rigorous security checks, safe data storage, employee screenings and compliance with every available regulation, Mollie ensures the safety, stability and reliability for every transaction.
How can I set it up ?
Setting up digital payment for Rentman consists of three basic steps:
- Sign-up and activate your Mollie account
- Connect Rentman to your Mollie account
- Add a digital payment button to your template
Set up and activate Mollie
Creating an Mollie account is free of charge and consist of the following steps:
- Click this link.
- Fill in your name, email address and password and click on
- Choose to activate account and fill in all requested company information. Including the information of the stakeholders.
- Select the payment options you would like to use and follow the steps to activate them on your account.
- Sent a small amount to verify your bank account.
You have successfully created and activated your Mollie account.
Connect Rentman with Mollie
The connection between Rentman and Mollie is generated with a so called "api key", which you can obtain from Mollie. This key needs to be linked to your Rentman account in the configuration.
How to obtain your API-Key from Mollie
Follow the steps to obtain your Mollie api-key:
1. Go to your Mollie account
2. Go to settings
3. Click on "Copy" at the "Live API Key"
Link your Rentman account to Mollie
Follow the steps to link your Mollie account to your Rentman account:
1. Go to your Rentman account.
2. Go to the configuration module.
3. Open the tab.
4. Set online payments to "yes".
5. Enter the Mollie API key.
- Set the "Payment method" to "Mollie" to automatically set invoices to paid in the invoices module when an invoice has been paid online.
- Enter your e-mail address for notifications when payments are completed.
After entering this information your Rentman account is connected to your Mollie account.
Add digital payment button to invoices
By default Rentman does not add the option for digital payments. You can easily add the digital payment module by drag and dropping it into your template. See this article on how to add the digital payment module to your invoice template.
Frequently asked questions
Can I add the digital payment button also to quotations or contracts?
No, you can only use the digital payments in invoices. The digital payment option is only connected to invoices as the invoice amount is a specific amount carefully calculated and processed in Rentman. The invoice amounts can differ from the project amount shown on the quotations and contracts.