Invoices are important pieces of document which are important to all businesses that want to survive or progress in the business world. Invoices equate to flow of money into the company; cash flow is important for the business to function healthily.
Since invoices are used in all profit making businesses, it can have a generic structure. A generic invoice will list all important information that showcase the business agreement between the two parties. A generic invoice is usually sent to collect payment for any goods sold or services rendered.
A generic invoice template header may list:
* Company’s name and logo
* Company’s full mailing address & contact number
* Customer / Recipient’s full name
* Customer / Recipient’s full address and contact information
* Invoice Number
* Delivery Order Number Reference
* Customer’s Identification Code
* Shipping information
* Delivery information
Whereas, the generic invoice body template records:
* Quantity of Items sold/purchased
* Item number
* Unit Price
* Line Total
* Taxes applicable
* Due Date for Payment
* Mode of Payment (Terms: 30 days, Cash)
* Check payable to (Company name)
* Terms and conditions
Special instructions and comments by either the customer or supplier can be recorded at the bottom of the invoice as a reminder to either party of the delivery arrangement. Sometimes, the generic invoice also refers to the purchase order of the client to reiterate the client’s request for the items.
Consider the attached sample template for your convenience.