Today we’ve made a couple of enhancements to our GoCardless integration. The basis of these changes is to allow a payment request to be made against a Direct Debit pre-authorisation today but scheduled at a specific date in the future.
One-off collections against an invoice
When you preview an unpaid invoice belonging to a client with whom you have a Direct Debit pre-authorisation, you will see an option in the menu to collect payment via Direct Debit.
A dialogue screen will appear with the options to “Request now” or “Schedule collection for later”. With the latter you can now specify an exact date upon which to request the funds.
Deferring collection on Recurring Invoices
The second part of this update allows you to configure a deferment period in days so that the Direct Debit collection request is made n number of days after any invoice is created from the template.
Previously any collection request was made as soon as the invoice was created. To use this facility change the default value for “Initiate request after” from 0 to your chosen number of days.
We hope this provide greater flexibility to our GoCardless integration and welcome any further feedback.