Xero has launched a new version of the GoCardless integration as of the 7th of April 2021.
If these guides do not reflect your experience please switch to the new support guide here
If you've not enabled Automated payments collection, you can instead manually request invoices for collection.
To manually request one or more invoices for collection...
1. Navigate to the Invoices page via the left menu bar
2. Ensure that you're viewing Pending invoices
Providing the customer(s) have an existing mandate, you're able to manually request collection of their invoice(s). You can do this for an individual customer or in bulk.
3. You can now manually request invoice collection
a). To request collection of an individual invoice, simply click Collect Now in the status column of the customer you would like to request payment for. This will create the payment in GoCardless and it will be charged as soon as possible, based on the payment's scheme timings.
b). To request collection of multiple invoices, select the invoices using the checkbox to the left of each invoice row, click the Bulk Action button in the top right;
... and choose either Collect now or Collect on Due Date.