Managing a business means that you need to provide either a product or a service to your clients. In order to keep track of your business transactions and cash flow, you need to have a document that can serve as an inventory tool.
A sales invoice is a document that serves both as an inventory tool and as a formal request of payment to customers and clients. It contains business transaction details such as the date of purchase of goods or availment of services, the itemized list of products or services availed, corresponding prices the invoice reference number, customer details, payment terms, and etc. This sales invoice is an essential tool, for it smoothens the flow of business operations and it solidifies the professional bond between customers and businesses.
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An invoice layout can vary according to what industry or business it is issued. Also the type of transaction being made is also a determinative factor of an invoice layout. For example, an invoice for a product-based company or business will only need to contain columns for the specific product items and its corresponding price; this is not, however, applicable to service-based businesses. In the latter, the invoice should also contain a column or space for the time and date that the service is rendered and the company staff who provided such services.
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Purposes of an Invoice
By keeping copies of sales invoices in an organized filing system, a business owner can easily track down the cash flow of his business. When compared with the business costs (salaries, utility bills, etc.), it will be easier to manage the financial stability of the business.
- Tax Claims
Tax claims require formal documents as proofs. An invoice is one of such documents since it contains records of taxable and non-taxable items and the amount of money earned by a business, which upon summation will equate to or contributes to the owner’s income. It is apparent therefore that an invoice is useful for tax purposes of:
1. the personal income statement of the business owner
2. the tax claims of a business.
- Improve Marketing Strategies
Sales invoices allows you to examine the patterns of your customer base. In other words, you will be able to know what kinds of events will hire photography services and which season is the peak and lows for the photography business. This way, you can implement the appropriate marketing strategies to lure in more customers, especially during the low seasons.
- Solidifies Customer-Business Establishment Bond
When you send your customers an invoice as a formal request for them to pay their dues, it gives your business an aura of professionalism. And this encourages repeat transactions by previous customers.
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