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Save time with recurring payments

Quickly set up credit card payments and switch between automatic and manual billing whenever you want. When the feature is off, we’ll send the invoice for you. When it’s on, we’ll send your customer an email receipt.

Send recurring invoices with total flexibility

Customize your invoices for any day of the week, month, or timezone, and with any frequency. Visit Wave’s invoicing page to learn more.

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Get paid faster when you go automatic

  • Automatic receipts for processed payments
  • Allow saved payment methods
  • Choose preferred payment method
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Time zone control
  • Turn recurring on and off
  • Turn off recurring without deleting your invoice
  • Automatically send invoices to multiple recipients
  • Add your logo and brand colours
  • Drag-and-drop editing
  • Create once and duplicate
  • Change sender or add recipients
  • Add custom messages
  • Filter by invoice status for easier viewing
  • Hover over an invoice to view details on the main page
  • See all invoices created on a recurring schedule

How to (actually) get paid for your work

Read these tips to help make sure you get paid on time, and that you don’t fall victim to unpaid invoices.

How recurring billing helps businesses thrive

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  • How do automatic payments work?

    When you create a recurring invoice and choose to use automatic payments, you will be prompted to enter your customer's credit card details. Once you do, this information will be stored securely on our system for billing each time the invoice generates, until the schedule is completed. For a more detailed explanation of how automatic payments work please see our guide.

  • Why do I need automatic payments?

    When you schedule recurring invoices with automatic payments turned on, not only do you present a more professional image to your customer by ensuring that they are billed on schedule every time, you help to ensure that your cash flow is reliable and steady, and cut down on the manual work that you have to do as your business and client base grow.

  • How do I get paid?

    With recurring invoices, you can use automatic payments—save your customer's credit card information once during invoice create, and they will be billed each time an invoice generates. If you prefer, you can instead use manual payments, where your customer pays the invoice manually each time they receive it, or you can securely save their card information and process the payment on your end each time. For more information, please see Payments details and our Guide to Wave Payments.

  • Will I have to do any manual work each time?

    No! When you create a recurring invoice, you can automate your payments and customize the schedule according to when you'd like your invoices to be generated. If you or your customer would like to make changes, you can choose to end the recurring schedule at any time.

  • Can I use both automatic and manual payments for my business?

    Yes, during the Recurring Invoice Create process, you will be able to choose between Automatic or Manual Payments for this recurring invoice schedule. If you choose Manual Payments, you or your customer will be required to manually enter credit card information once the invoice has generated each time.

  • How do I create a recurring invoice?

    Navigate to Sales > Recurring Invoices in your left menu. Click on Create Recurring Invoice to get started. On this page, you will be able to confirm your business details, enter your invoice details and customer information, set the Schedule, choose your preferred Payment Style, and save or send your invoice. For more information, please see our Guide to Recurring Invoices, and our Recurring Invoice status reference.

  • How do I customize my invoice?

    We understand that it's important for your invoice to both be professional and to reflect your brand. To customize your invoice, you can head to Settings > Invoice Customization in the left navigation menu to adjust your Template, Logo, Accent Color, Payment Terms, and Columns. You can also customize your layout on the fly during the invoice create process, using our drag and drop interface.