We don’t have to tell YOU this: Small business owners are extremely busy people. They often find themselves running around juggling a million tasks. Whether it's customer relations, vendor management, sales, social media, marketing, or accounts payable (AP), these tasks take up a lot of time and attention from anyone running a business.
That’s why mobile apps are an essential part of any busy person’s workflow. Who among us hasn’t used their commute on the train to exchange professional texts or responded to customer emails? Or to post about a new sale on their business’s social media pages? Or send some money to a friend who paid for their lunch the other day when they left their wallet at home?
Now, as a small business owner, you can enjoy the same convenience when handling your business bills with Melio’s new mobile app for iOS users.
Another mobile app, really?
Your phone is probably already swarming with apps in general and payment apps in particular. You use those almost every day to contribute to a friend’s birthday present or to pay your yoga instructor for yesterday’s amazing class.
But, when it comes to business payments you’re either still doing them manually and sending out checks (yikes), or (hopefully) using an online business-to-business (B2B) payment platform like Melio to manage them from your computer.
That’s because business payments are trickier than the average venomed transaction, which is typically a personal expense. Business expenses require:
- Better tracking
- Flexible payment methods to optimize cash flow
- Bill and invoice management processes
But doing things from your computer isn’t always convenient or practical, especially when you’re in a hurry. That’s exactly where the Melio app comes in handy, allowing you to manage AP and any urgent business payment right from your phone, no matter where you are, and without forgoing the most crucial features.
What can I do with Melio’s business payment app?
Melio’s new accounts payable app gives users the main functionalities of its web platform that are required to manage outgoing business payments right from their phones.
Through the Melio app, you can:
- Sign in or sign up for Melio.
- Add payment methods (if you didn’t already add them to the web platform).
- Schedule payments via ACH, debit, or credit card.
- Add invoices by scanning them using the phone’s camera or manually typing in the information.
- Add vendors and their preferred delivery method or ask them to add their own details.
- Review the status of each payment to see whether it’s paid, scheduled, or unpaid. If there was any issue processing your payment, you will also be able to see it, right from the app.
- Receive payment reminders about unpaid bills on the app’s home screen.
Visit our help center for more detailed information on how to use the app.
Who can use the Melio app?
The app is available to new and existing Melio users with an iOS mobile device.
Like Melio’s web platform, it can only be used by U.S. businesses to send payments to other businesses.
What if I’m an Android user?
Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We’re already working on an Android app and it’ll be released on Google Play soon. So, stay tuned.
Start sending payments on the go
The next time you’re away from your desk and remember your bill is due, you can simply reach for your phone and swipe to pay.
Download the Melio payment app for iOS today for advanced business payment tools at your fingertips.
*This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended as financial advice.
**Melio does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice, and you should consult with a professional advisor before making any financial decisions.