Over the weekend, we released a new payment integration feature that works with our good friends over at [FreshBooks](http://freshbooks.com). You can now process online orders collected from your Wufoo form with FreshBooks’ invoices! In addition to having Wufoo collect information that you need from your users through our forms, you can automatically create a Freshbooks client profile and invoice based off of the data that is submitted.
This is great for users that want to collect information, quotes and payments from their users, but don’t want to process a credit card right away after getting that data. Instead, they can use FreshBooks to create customized invoices tailored to each quote or request and then offer those invoices at a more appropriate time in their interaction with the user. You can even have FreshBooks send those invoices via snail mail! Here’s a quick video Chris whipped up showing how that process will feel to the user:
This integration can be found in the [Payment Settings](/docs/merchant/freshbooks/) for your forms along with our other merchants. Just select their service from the list of merchants to process your orders and then assign the prices to your fields just like with our other integrations with PayPal or Authorize.net. Because Wufoo needs to generate a client profile every time we send information for generating an invoice to FreshBooks, your forms will need to collect from your users their name, organization’s name and email address. Additionally, we provide a very easy field matching interface to associate all the different client information FreshBooks accepts with data collected by your forms.
We’re really excited this integration with our friends up in the north and hope you’ll enjoy using Wufoo to help jump start your invoicing journey. For more information about the advantages of using Wufoo’s payment system for creating leads and processing online orders check our our [Wufoo Powered Payments page](/payments/).
We had initially envisioned our Freshbooks integration only being used to create and invoice brand new clients since you can also invoice existing clients through the Freshbooks interface. But as it turns out people want to use the integration for even more than we initially designed.
Effective [December 2, 2009](http://www.wufoo.com/2009/12/02/freshbooks-integration-update-invoice-existing-clients/), any new invoices that are created with an email address already associated with a Freshbooks client will be assigned to the existing client instead of creating a new client. If the email address is not associated with an existing client then a new client will be created and invoiced.