How to Make an IT and Software Invoice in Apple (MAC) Pages?
InvoiceBerry reminds us that the faster you invoice, the faster you get paid. So, it is fitting and proper that by now, you must know how to create your business invoice. Sure, there are a lot of invoicing applications or billing software out there, such as Zoho, Xero, and Bitrix24, but it is still best if you customize your invoice. It allows you to freely include the branding of your company. Here are some tips that will help you get the job done efficiently.
1. Launch and Include Business Details
Similar to your receipt or quotation, you must include your business details in your invoice, for example, company logo, name, business address, contact number, website, and email address. Launch the Pages processor, select a blank document, and proceed. Add the business and client details in different paragraphs and draw a table using the 'Table' tool at 5the top of the screen. The table must contain sufficient columns and rows that can hold the unit and composite details of each product or service sold. By including this information, you are marketing your brand not just to your current customers but to their networks as well.
2. Work on the Presentability and Format
Make your invoice not only professional but also presentable by working on its format. The top section of your document must include your business information, the middle should reflect the transaction details, and the bottom should contain additional information, such as VAT amount and payment terms.
3. Check for Computational Errors
Although most of the invoices are done electronically, there are times when incorrect numbers are being inputted. Hence, you must check the document if there are any errors, especially in the prices, before sending it to the client.
4. Choose a Minimalist Design
You are not making an invitation or a card; you are creating a professional, formal document—an invoice—which requires a minimalist design. Indeed, less is more when it comes to designing business documents. If you are not sure whether or not you are overcrowding your invoice, you can create a sample and then check if there are enough white spaces that balance the elements in the document.
Who Issues an Invoice?
The seller creates and issues the invoice to the buyer.
What Is the Difference Between an Invoice and a Receipt?
An invoice is a document in a purchase transaction used to demand payment from the buyer. Meanwhile, a receipt is issued to the buyer after the payment has been made.
What Is the Difference Between a Digital Invoice and an Electronic Invoice?
An electronic invoice is a form of data in a structured format, which is readable through a computer system. It is usually in XML and EDI file formats. Digital invoice, on the other hand, can be processed digitally and comes in PDF or Word file formats. It does not necessarily mean an electronic invoice.
What Makes an Invoice Valid?
It must include the following information:
- Invoice date
- Unique identification number
- Name and address of the seller
- Name and address of the buyer
- List of the goods and/or services provided
- VAT amount
- Amount due
Is an Invoice Considered a Contract?
An invoice does not serve as an agreement between two parties as it is only a one-sided document, in a way that one party (the seller) demands payment from the other (the buyer). Hence, it is not legally binding and not enforceable in court.