Choose the best invoice template for your business
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An effective and versatile invoice template is just the beginning of what Wave can do for you and your business. Save even more of your valuable time by trying our free automated invoicing and powerful accounting software.
"Thank you @WaveHQ for taking the pain out of accounting & invoicing. Simplicity of use meets perfect design - kudos to your UX team ! Saving me from Quickbooks, Xero, Zoho."
Quick invoicing tips from Wave customers
We’ve asked our Wave customers to share some of the tried and true invoicing tips that have helped make their business a success. Take advantage of the great benefits of using an invoice template by incorporating these helpful tips into all of your invoices.
I suggest small business owners use automated invoicing. As a small business owner you often don't have a large staff to do things for you and automating activities can save a lot of time. It can also reduce the number of things that get missed on your "to do" list.
Generating and sending out invoices is key but follow-up is also important. Cash flow is extremely important to businesses and with invoicing you'll get the necessary inflow of cash; however, if for some reason your clients don't pay on time you are denied that inflow to match your cash outflows.
As a sole trader, I need invoices that are professional, no-fuss and absolutely clear to my clients. Using Wave achieves that and saves me time - I record my units as I go so they’re ready to send at month end.
As an SME business owner, I have to do many things myself, and the ability to issue invoice right from my handphone or any web browser means being timely in collection and also never forgetting to issue invoices.
Setting up recurring invoicing, and not having to send individual emails each month saves dozens of hours per year on it's own! Let recurring invoices be part of your business.
Take advantage of the customizable templates provided in wave. Adding your company logo and selecting colours in synch with your brand is a nice way to give your invoices a professional pop. It's much better than using spread sheets for invoicing.
Having a professionally designed invoice is so essential these days. It's the difference between getting paid on time and being paid late. Something mobile-friendly, integrated with all major credit cards and offers online payment is fantastic. I've had numerous clients comment on the ease of payment. There's no excuse not to be paid!
When is the right time to send an invoice to your clients?
Depending on the business you are in and the products and services you provide, the right time to send your invoice can vary. If you are a small business owner who sells products, you’ll give the invoice to your customer at the time of purchase. If you provide services, you might want to give your invoice to the customer when the service is completed.
Since you are self-employed, you need to keep the revenue flowing. If you are providing services over a long period of time, you can customize your invoice template to bill for a percentage of the payment up front, with the remainder being paid upon completion, or send in bi-weekly or monthly invoices.
Whatever payment cadence you choose, make sure it’s clearly noted on each invoice, and clarify what portion of the final ‘cost’ has been paid to date.
Consider working with an automated invoice software as there are a number of advantages of using it over invoice templates.
Customized templates for various occupations
Wave has a wide range of invoice templates specially designed for specific occupations. These templates have all the details you need to properly invoice your customers and make sure you are paid properly and promptly for your specialized expertise.
Powerful invoicing, and more!
Invoicing is great, but it’s even greater when used with the rest of Wave.
Free Invoice Template vs. Wave Invoicing Software
Make your business even more successful by using our free Wave invoicing software in addition to our free invoice templates. Save more time and take even more work off your hands with features such as automated late payment reminders, sales tracking, and year-end reporting.