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What Types of Invoices Can I Create?

Helcim Invoicing allows you to create many different types of invoices/orders depending on your business needs.

When you are creating an invoice, you will be asked to specify what type of invoice you are making in the Invoice Information screen. Here are the different options and the scenarios when each would be used:

Type Commonly Used For
Estimate If you are doing work or providing a service where you do not have all the details for the job, you might provide your customers with an estimate.
Quote If a customer asks for a quote on a service or an item, you can provide them with a written document referencing what the cost of the work will be.
Order If a customer requests a product either verbally or through a written form, then they are submitting an order. When a customer submits an order, they are expressing their intention to make a purchase.
Purchase Order A purchase order, or "PO," is a formal written document that details a transaction between a customer and your business for the items or services that they are buying. The purchase order is a commercial document and is used to communicate the details of an order to your company.
Invoice Provided to customers when you want to collect payment from them for a product or service that you provided.
Statement A statement is a summary provided to customers that details the services or products they purchased over a specified period, most often a month.
Registration When adding a customer to a subscription service or a recurring billing plan, you would complete a registration.

Use these types as a guideline when creating invoices, each business is unique, and your individual needs may vary.

Related Articles

An Overview of Helcim Invoicing
Creating an Invoice
Editing an Invoice
Viewing Invoice Transactions and Adding Notes
Existing Invoice Actions (View, Print, Create, Email, Duplicate)
Managing Due Invoices
How to Process a Payment for an Invoice
Using the Invoice Theme Designer
How to Import or Export Invoices

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