Sample Invoice - What is an invoice ? What To Put On It And Sample Invoices
What is the Invoice for and when to use it ?
The business invoice is an essential legal document given to the customer or client to serve as a record of goods or services sold to the customer or client. You the vendor or service provider need to retain a copy as a record of your sales. The customer or client needs to retain a copy as a record of their purchases or expenses. It indicates to the customer how much is due or how much has been paid by the customer.
You would normally send it together with the delivery of the goods or on completion of services you rendered. Or you may also send it separately in the mail after delivery of goods or services.
How To Write An Invoice And What To Include On It
Basically you can divide the Invoice into 3 main parts : The Header, Body and Footer.
1. Invoice Header (Top Part)
2. Invoice Body (Middle Part)
3. Invoice Footer (Bottom)
Tools For Creating An Invoice
You can use any word processor or spreadsheet software program to create an in invoice. However these programs have limitations in that you cannot easily generate a sales report or track who paid and who hasn't. Also searching for an invoice means searching files in your hard disk and opening them one at a time. You can overcome these limitations by using a designated invoicing or billing software product such as our own Instant Invoice 2007 or Ezy Invoice 7.
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(Published : 15th/Oct/2005, Updated : 07/Jul/2007)
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