To our Xero community, 

These are challenging times for everyone. Our purpose is to make life better for small businesses and during these challenging times, this mission is more important than ever.  Millions of customers rely on Xero every day to help run their businesses online, and we are working hard to ensure that Xero stays strong, ensuring our customers have access to their financial information at any time. 

Everyone’s business is being impacted in some way by the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Recently, we shared Xero’s response to the evolving situation, and I’d like to provide an update on a number of initiatives we have added to help you through these challenging times based on direct feedback from our customers and partners.

Dedicated Customer Response Team

For Xero customers needing support, we’ve assembled a Customer Response Team who can be contacted through Xero Central for guidance

Many small businesses are struggling as a result of closures and social distancing practices put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Help Local Small Businesses

If you want to help local small businesses by supporting your favorite local shops, restaurants, and others stay afloat during this time, here are some ways you can do so.

Purchase Gift Certificates

If you can afford it, purchase gift cards from your favorite local businesses during this time. You’ll be supporting their operations when they need it most, and when businesses reopen, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite goods and services that you’ve already paid for.

Order Takeout or Delivery

Restaurants in many states and cities are not open for dining in. However, you may still be able to get your favorite dishes delivered to your door. Or you could try picking up meals from those that

Gift certificates are being touted as a popular way for small businesses to continue earning revenue during the closures and social distancing procedures enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, selling gift certificates can help a variety of businesses increase sales no matter the situation or time of year.

Selling Gift Certificates

If you’re interested in selling gift certificates but don’t know where to start, here’s a guide.

How to Get Gift Certificates

If you want to sell physical gift certificates for your business, you have a few main options — you can design and print them yourself using a program like Photoshop, or you can use a template from a printing service like Vistaprint and order them. Whichever route you choose, just add the essential information like what each card is redeemable for and when it can be used.

You can also get up and running