Definition of an Invoice
So what’s the definition of an invoice anyway?
Well, this what Webster’s Dictionary Online has to say about it,
An invoice is an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped, or services rendered. A written account of the particulars of merchandise shipped or sent to a purchaser, consignee, factor, etc., with the value or prices and charges annexed.
The lot or set of goods as shipped or received; as the merchant receives a large invoice of goods.
Send a bill to; “She invoiced the company for her expenses.” To make a written list or account of, as goods to be sent to a consignee; to insert in a priced list; to write or enter in an invoice. The base verb from the following inflections: invoicing, invoiced, invoices, invoicer, and invoiced.
The word can be used as a Noun: as in “the invoice is ready.”
Or it can be used as a Verb: as in, are you invoicing the customer?
Today; however, with the advent of computers, it’s possible to send them to customers directly by email.
In the past, much of this was done on paper. Today that’s no longer the case.
Why use snail mail when It’s much easier to use your Smartphone All you’ll need is an app on your phone that allows you to send it to customer’s right from your phone.
So how is this accomplished? When you create the job file, that data is saved and when your ready to send an invoice that information is brought over and builds the invoice that you’re sending to your customer. Then the app just uses the email account that you have set up on your phone, so it will show up as coming from you.
Most of us today receive our invoices right on our phones anyway, gone are the days when we needed to go to our home computers to receive our emails.
We recommend to people that you use an app to invoice since this creates a record for you, as well as a copy for your customer.
Please consider using the Profit Pal Mobile Invoicing App as it does all of the above.