How to Write a Construction Invoice in Apple (MAC) Pages?
Anything that is traded has to be recorded. That is the primary purpose of the invoice: to track the products or services that you provide or receive. Picture this scenario: you have successfully delivered a product or service to a client but haven't written them an invoice, and they decided that since it is not recorded, they would skip the payment. You can avoid this. It would be best if you learned how to write your basic invoice, and below are some tips on how.
1. Launch a Processor
Here, we would suggest you use Apple Pages, that apart from being a word processor gives various advanced features. The features can simplify and complete your task quickly. Choose a template or proceed with a 'Blank' document to make it.
2. Your Invoice Should Look Professional
Let's say that you are a subcontractor that provides product and service and to remain competitive, you must look the part. From your storefront to your services and, yes, even down to your receipts and invoice, they should all look professional. You can have it personalized. If you have your construction company's logo, you should display it in your invoice as well. This can have the effect of showing that you have your own brand. No client would have the confidence of availing the services of an unprofessional place of business.
3. Don't Forget to Include Company and Client Information
Again the purpose of the invoice as a document is to record what products and services you provide and to whom. So make sure that you include the company and client's information when you are writing the invoice. Information like the full name of the client, the name of the company, and their contact details, etc. This way, it'll be easy to track down where your product has to be delivered. Communication with your client will also be possible.
4. Include the Invoice Number and Date
Adding the number and date of the invoice is necessary for record-keeping. This makes it easier to look for in your mountains of records because you can use it as a reference to the specific number and date, in case there is a need to inquire about it. Use tables to specify and present individual detail on each item.
5. Write a Detailed Description of Services
This is the main body of the invoice because it contains the list of products and services provided. Use an itemized format and make sure to write a detailed description of each. Also, when writing the descriptions, you should make sure that they are written in line, along with the corresponding product and services, so that you can avoid confusion later.
6. Don't Forget the Line Dedicated for the Cost
The products and services you provide are not for free, so you have to provide an outline of how much your clients owe you. You can do this by including the prices and place them to correspond to the products accordingly. You can then add up to produce the total money owed to you.
7. Add the Payment Terms and Other Payment Options
Including this on your invoice is essential because you want to make it clear to your client in what way they can deliver payment, whether they choose to pay in cash or card. Also, make sure that this information is simplified. You are issuing an invoice, not a contract, so keep it simple.