Everyone knows what a receipt is — but often small businesses can get tripped up on how to write a receipt. Here is the why, what and how of writing receipts using Invoice Simple.
Instead of working hard, we should work smart! The smart thing is to use the right tool for the job, a receipt maker! When you use Invoice Simple's receipt maker you save yourself a lot of time and effort. Here are some of the reasons why:
You’ve already seen how the receipt maker can save you time and keep you organized. Writing a receipt using our online generator couldn’t be easier.
There are just five steps to writing a receipt with Invoice Simple:
Firstly, our receipt template has been designed and tweaked by expert user experience designers and graphic designers. People who are paid to make products easy to use and beautiful. This means your receipts will look great on mobile, desktop and paper. We've worked on making sure that receipts are always easy to read. This is done by removing any section that's not filled in from the final receipt PDF, as well as keeping the colorized elements minimal.
You may have heard about using a simple excel or word receipt template to make your receipts. Using those applications is fine at the start but when you get to making your second or third receipt you'll realize that you're wasting a lot of your time on repetitive tasks. For example:
If at the end of the day you still feel like the receipt maker isn't for you, you can always fall back onto traditional methods. We've created a selection of commonly used free receipt templates to help with that. Any questions or comments? Feel free to reach out to us.
Yes. Click on the logo box in the top right corner. From there, you can either upload the logo for your receipt template, or simply drag and drop it into place. JPEG and PNG images are supported.
You can email your receipt, download a PDF copy, or send your receipt as a link, all using our receipt maker. If you email your receipt directly from Invoice Simple, we’ll notify you when your customer views the receipt — useful for following up with them later. If you send a link to your customer, they can download or print the receipt from the link.
Never. Regardless of whether you have a registered account or not, your generated receipts are always 100% unbranded.
Absolutely. The PDF button at the top of the receipt lets you instantly download a PDF receipt that you can save for your records or send to your customer.
Yes. Our receipt maker should detect your currency automatically. However, if you want to make an receipt in a different currency, you can easily change currencies using the Settings panel on the right.
Yes. Your receipts are automatically saved to your receipts list. There is also a clients list where customer information is automatically saved to.
What works well is to put your hours into the quantity field and your hourly rate into the price field. The receipt maker will then calculate the amount for you.
Your first three invoices and receipts are totally free. You do not need an account or a credit card to start sending free invoices or receipts. After your first three invoices and receipts, there is a flat monthly fee of $2.99 USD that allows you to generate unlimited invoices and unlimited receipts.
If you'd like your receipt to include taxes on top of your prices, use the Settings pane on the right to enable taxes. You can also enter a tax rate and label.
If your prices already include tax, and you'd like your receipt to show the amount of tax included, then select the Inclusive? checkbox when enabling taxes.