Introduction to E-invoicing on Xero

What is “E-invoicing”?

Electronic invoicing (E-invoicing) is the ability to send an invoice digitally between the accounting system of business suppliers and buyers.

What are the main benefits of E-invoicing to my business?

  • No lost invoices: Invoices are received directly into your customer’s accounting system.
  • Less manual data entry and risk of errors: Invoices you receive on the e-invoicing network appear automatically as a draft bill in Xero for approval.
  • Get paid faster: E-invoicing can speed up your invoicing process – helping you get paid more quickly.
E-invoicing comes free of charge with all Xero subscriptions.

How does E-invoicing work?

You can connect your Xero organisation to an e-invoicing app: Invoici by Storecove to join the Pan European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) e-invoicing network and receive a unique PEPPOL ID.

  • Give your PEPPOL ID to suppliers who are on the network so they can send invoices directly to your Xero organisation.
  • If a customer is on the PEPPOL network, send an invoice to their PEPPOL ID to deliver it directly to their accounting software.
Invoices are delivered in a standardised format, so even if your customers and suppliers don’t use Xero, they can send and receive invoices.
Want to get started? Here's a guide on How to register for E-invoicing on Xero.

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