If you sell your handicraft gift (items) on a teaching class, wholesale basis, and do other forms of business you may have been asked to send an invoice message. An invoice is a notice that you send to your clients or customers to notify them that payments are due for the services that you have performed. An invoice should outline how much the clients owe, what services you have performed, and where they should send your payment. It will make your hard works of handicraft business easy.
Before starting, let’s know why send an invoice?
It is a tool used to get paid for your goods and services. It encourages customers to pay you on time and makes your business look more professional. It can be sent in an email as an attachment, in a physical paper copy, and even through various websites. After the transaction is finished, keep a copy for yourself and one give to your customer for record-keeping purposes.
Also, know what should be included on the invoice?
Every invoice is different but some elements should be included. The invoice sends should include their:
- Business name
- Contact person
- Phone number
Also details about the order including:
Invoice number: you should generate it yourself and remember don’t reuse the same number.
Remember the same information of the customer should be included in a send to or bill to the area. Below these sections detail the items or services, your customers are paying for, typically in a row and column format. You can organize them by the following:
- Item number
- Quantity of item
- Description of item
- Unit price
- Line total
- Then don’t forget to add spaces in the corner for:
- Sales tax
- Total amount due
- Due date
You can also include other information like processing time, accepted payment methods, and any other details that your customer needs.
What about the templates?
There is no one exact way to create an invoice, but it is perfect for you if you just start an online template. You can search for a free template website to get great services and guide. You can make your invoice more attractive with a perfect template, so choose your templates wisely.
To make an invoice, can you use a payment processing system?
Yes, through the payment processing systems you can also make an invoice, like square, PayPal, and even QuickBooks, to name a few. You’ll have to subscribe or register to this kind of system or site, but remember once you’ve set up an account it’s really easy to make one. This process is great to send an invoice over email to customers who are far away as well as local orders also. The online invoice can also be canceled and edited by the sender before they get payments.
This is the way you can make your handicrafts business work easy. It will help you to work smarter and easier. Stay connected to us to get more ideas and tips for your handicraft business.