E-bill for invoice issuers

Send invoices electronically

Send your invoices electronically to your customers. E-bill and eBill – for a sustainable, efficient invoicing process.

E-bill: automated, digital and sustainable

    • Send electronic invoices to both private customers and business customers 
    • Higher delivery rate and quicker payment receipt
    • No printing and shipping costs
    • Better data quality of incoming payment information
    • Unchanged credit processes
  • Various invoicing methods ranging from simple online entry to fully integrated software solutions

E-bill – the perfect solution for invoicing business customers

Make things easy for yourself: use e-bill to send electronic invoices directly to the accounting software of your business customers, and benefit from PostFinance’s extensive network plus its over 20 years experience as an e-invoicing provider.

eBill – the perfect solution for invoicing private customers

Send your invoices to where they are paid: to the e-banking accounts of your customers. Over 2 million people in Switzerland already use eBill and receive their invoices digitally.

  • PostFinance offers the right solution for all invoice issuers: send all your invoices either as e-bills to the accounting software of your business customers, or as eBills to the e-banking accounts of your private customers. It’s that easy: you can send your invoices directly from your business software, or use the PostFinance eInvoicing portal.

    Integrated e-bill solution

    Our integrated solution is ideal if you already have business software with a PostFinance interface and want to optimize your payment collection. Issue your invoices in your software as usual. The invoice data is transferred to PostFinance from your system as a data file before being processed and forwarded to the recipient automatically in electronic format.

    Software companies with a standardized e-bill interface

    eInvoicing portal

    You can send and receive invoices electronically via the eInvoicing portal, and manage your data and settings for e-bill yourself. New e-bill customers can register for the service directly online.

    E-bill light

    E-bill light is ideal if you only send a few invoices each year or if you do not have your own business software. Registration and invoice recording are done online.

  • The price level depends on the number of e-bills sent/received per customer and per month.

    Number of invoices per monthDelivery to eBill per invoiceB2B delivery per invoiceB2B receipt per invoice
    Number of invoices per month
    Up to 1,000
    Delivery to eBill per invoice
    CHF 0.40
    B2B delivery per invoice
    CHF 0.50
    B2B receipt per invoice
    CHF 0.50
    Number of invoices per month
    Up to 5,000
    Delivery to eBill per invoice
    CHF 0.35
    B2B delivery per invoice
    CHF 0.45
    B2B receipt per invoice
    CHF 0.45
    Number of invoices per month
    Up to 10,000
    Delivery to eBill per invoice
    CHF 0.30
    B2B delivery per invoice
    CHF 0.40
    B2B receipt per invoice
    CHF 0.40
    Number of invoices per month
    From 10,000
    Delivery to eBill per invoice
    On request
    B2B delivery per invoice
    On request
    B2B receipt per invoice
    On request

    Transactions amounting to CHF 8 are included free of charge each month in the price level of up to 1,000 invoices.

    Value-added servicesPrice
    Value-added services
    Surcharge for sending to or receiving from third-party system subject to a surcharge (Interconnect)
    Price
    CHF 0.10 per invoice
  • E-bill subscriber directory

    The e-bill subscriber directory eDirectory.ch lists companies and organizations domiciled in Switzerland that want to exchange invoices with their business partners in electronic format and that work with an e-bill provider participating in eDirectory.ch for this purpose.

    Attract eBill recipients

    How to attract customers to eBill. The more customers receive their invoices via eBill, the better it is for everyone. But how can an invoice issuer attract more eBill users? In our best practice documents, we’ve set out a highly promising range of measures for you.

  • Software partners

    Our software partners are vital to the digital invoicing process. Find out here whether your software is also connected to PostFinance’s interface.

    Service providers

    Invoice issuers can deliver invoice data to PostFinance directly or via a service provider. PostFinance works with the following service providers:

    Service providersPartner to PostFinancePostFinance to partner
    Service providers
    Abacus Research AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

    Service providers
    Abraxas Informatik AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

    Service providers
    Arcplace AG
    Partner to PostFinance

     

    PostFinance to partner

    Service providers
    Avaloq Outline AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

     

    Service providers
    Business Gateway AG
    Partner to PostFinance

     

    PostFinance to partner

    Service providers
    Ciges SA
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

     

    Service providers
    COUVERTiC AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

    Service providers
    DATA UNIT AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

     

    Service providers
    IGH Interessengemeinschaft Datenverbund
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

    Service providers
    Koelliker Büroautomation AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

     

    Service providers
    Nexmart Schweiz AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

     

    Service providers
    Perfect SA
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

    Service providers
    PENTAG Informatik AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

     

    Service providers
    Winarco AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to partner

     

    eInvoicing partners (Interconnect)

    PostFinance also works with partners who offer equivalent e-bill services. The following service companies maintain Interconnect connections that allow digitally signed e-bills (B2B) to be sent from one network to another.

    Interconnect partnerPartner to PostFinancePostFinance to Partner
    Interconnect partner
    Abacus Research AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

    Interconnect partner
    AirPlus International AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

     

    Interconnect partner
    Basware Corporation 
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

    Interconnect partner
    Comarch AG 
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

     

    Interconnect partner
    crossinx GmbH 
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

     

    Interconnect partner
    Descartes (Schweiz) AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

    Interconnect partner
    EDICOM 
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

    Interconnect partner
    io-market AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

    Interconnect partner
    Markant Services International GmbH
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

     

    Interconnect partner
    Pagero AB 
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

     

    Interconnect partner
    PENTAG Informatik AG
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

    Interconnect partner
    Swisscom (Schweiz) AG, Handelsplatz Conextrade
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

    Interconnect partner
    TrueCommerce APS 
    Partner to PostFinance

    PostFinance to Partner

     

    A special process applies to partners PENTAG Informatik AG and Swisscom IT Services AG. From the dates given, these partners may digitally sign invoice data on behalf of PostFinance’s invoice issuer. For all other network partners, data is digitally signed by the invoice issuer’s provider.

  • Below you will find the most important resources and links for switching to PostFinance e-bill:

    The manual provides information on formats and channels (from page 24, section 11.1) and on the new login screen (p. 41, section 13.2).

    PostFinance eInvoicing portal

    If you use Paynet Upload, you can upload your QR-bills (including alternative procedure) as a PDF in the PostFinance eInvoicing portal and send them directly as an e-bill.

    Conditions of use

    • E-bills come with the benefits of standardization and automation, and save you time and money. You do not have to manually enter invoice data, and you can view all invoices to be issued in the digital archive at any time. Payment transactions are carried out using existing processes, and it is very easy to trace all actions thanks to electronic storage.

      • You benefit from free advice and our support. In the price bracket covering up to 1,000 invoices per month, no costs are charged for monthly transactions worth 8 francs.
      • The eInvoicing portal is free to use.
      • PostFinance helps you free of charge to attract new eBill recipients using the “Look-up” and “Invoice issuer registration” web services.
    • You can send digital invoices as eBills directly to your customers’ e-banking accounts, or send them directly as e-bills to your business customers’ accounting software.

    • Ideally you should have business software you can use to create your invoices, which you can then send to PostFinance via an interface. Alternatively, you can also create QR-bills and send these in PDF format via the eInvoicing portal.

    • Raise awareness: boost the profile of eBill among your customers by talking about eBill on your own channels, whether on sent invoices or in your newsletter.

      Make an impact: make sure that as many customers as possible register for eBill. A simple registration form is a key requirement. A registration check ensures a smooth registration process.

      Harness potential: simply get all customers on board who would prefer to receive their invoices via eBill. There are useful functions available for this purpose, such as Look-up and your own sales processes.

      Find out more in our The link will open in a new window best practice guidelines.

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