When this happens...
XeroNew Contact
Then do this...
FreshBooks ClassicCreate Client

How much time have you wasted adding the same customer data to multiple apps? Activate this integration and Zapier will do all of it for you from now on. The automation will trigger for each new contact you add to Xero and, in response, will create a client on Freshbooks with all the details you need for your accounting.

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Your client must be added with an email, and not just a name, for this integration to work.

If you'd only like to pass customers into Xero (and ignore contacts produced from payments like bills), use Filters to check if the "IsCustomer" field matches "True"

How this Xero-FreshBooks integration works

  1. A new contact is created on Xero
  2. Zapier adds a new client to FreshBooks

Apps involved

  • Xero
  • FreshBooks

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When this happens...
then do this!
New Bill

Triggered when you add a new bill. (Accounts Payable)

Create Sales Invoice

Creates a new sales invoice (Accounts Receivable).

New Sales Invoice

Triggered when you add a new sales invoice. (Accounts Receivable)

Create/Update Contact

Creates a new contact or updates a contact if a contact already exists.

New Contact

Triggered when you add a new contact.

Create Bill

Creates a new bill (Accounts Payable).

New Contact

Triggered when you add a new contact.

Create Payment

Applies a payment to an invoice.

New Client

Triggers when a new client is added.

Create Project

Create a new project automatically.

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Xero is an accounting app that lets you track businesses expenses and accounting with intuitive mobile apps and web interfaces for point-of-sale, ecommerce, time-tracking, and more.

FreshBooks Classic is a simple web-based software for tracking time, organizing expenses and invoicing clients.

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