Locksmith invoice template

You use your experience and skill to keep people and businesses safe by installing effective, strong locks – you don’t have time to spare for administrative tasks, like invoicing. Get paid properly and promptly for your hard work by using one of our easy-to-use, fully customizable invoice templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets – and get back out there helping your customers protect their homes and their possessions.

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Choose the best invoice template for your locksmith business

Locksmith

Whether you are installing locks, helping someone who has been locked out, or advising on a security system – this invoice template can be used for all of your clients. Simply add lines of the work you’ve done and you’ll get paid without question.

Corporate

Download, customize, and send this invoice to all your corporate clients no matter how big or small their locksmith needs are. It can be modified to include multiple jobs or retainer services, or a fee for a rush job.

Municipal

When cities and municipalities rely on your locksmith services to keep publicly owned buildings secure – you can rely on this invoice template to ensure you bill properly for your expertise and hard work.

Other services

This invoice template is as versatile as you are. If you are a locksmith who also has expertise in other areas, such as electrical home security or surveillance – this template has room to describe all you do for your customers.

Emergency services

When customers need your expert locksmith services in a hurry to fix broken locks, or to open up locked homes or buildings – you come to the rescue. Use this free invoice template for all those times you respond to emergency situations.

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Why locksmiths should send professional invoices

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As a locksmith you have a highly specialized skill, which requires up-to-date knowledge of all the latest products, as well as installation expertise. Your customers also look to you for advice on how to keep their homes, cars, and businesses safe. That means you need an invoice template that clearly details your labor, as well as all the associated costs for installing different kinds of strong, secure locks.

On top of that, no two locksmith jobs are alike – so your invoice needs to be flexible enough to capture the specific requirements needed by each customer.

You also want your invoices to look as polished and professional as your work. A great-looking, well-organized invoice adds to your outstanding reputation for getting the job done.

What should be included on an invoice for a locksmith

Unlock the secret to a great invoice by capturing the incredible skill and experience you put into every job with these important steps.

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  • Look through our interesting array of beautifully designed invoice templates created especially for locksmiths, and pick the one that meets your needs
  • Download the invoice template in your preferred format – Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, or Google Sheets. It’s free!
  • Insert your business name, address, phone number, and email address. If you offer emergency lock repair or lock-out services – you can mention it here
  • Add in your locksmith company logo, website address, and any locksmith graphics you use
  • Insert your client’s name and contact information
  • Insert a unique invoice number
  • Add the date of the invoice and the payment due date
  • Include a detailed list of your locksmith services, along with a description of each, and the hourly or flat rate
  • Include a list of locks, keys, and any other items or materials to be billed to the customer, with descriptions and costs for each
  • If you include other services, such as consulting, or general repair, add or subtract lines to include all the important details. This template is easily customized to make sure you cover all the services you provide
  • If you are including a discount for a high volume of work for a corporate or municipal client, add a line highlighting the discount so your client knows they are receiving a lower price for your locksmith expertise
  • Calculate the total price, including all applicable taxes, and enter the total
  • Include your payment terms, including the methods of payment you accept
  • If you like, there’s room to add lines for a personal note to thank the customer for their business, and to ask them to refer you to their family and friends for their locksmith needs
  • Save a copy – and give a copy to your customer

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When is the right time to send an invoice to your locksmith customers

Your locksmith jobs might range from repairing one single house lock, to installing a complex locking system in an office tower or factory. If it is a big job that requires a lot of supplies and labor, many locksmiths ask for a percentage of the cost up front, with the remainder when the job is completely finished.

But if it’s a smaller job, most ask for payment upon completion. If you are on retainer to a corporate client, or to a city or municipality, you should invoice at regular intervals to keep the revenue coming in.

Whatever payment method you choose, make sure it’s clearly noted on each invoice, and clarify what portion of the final ‘cost’ has been paid to date.

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Quick invoicing tips for locksmiths

Include professional recommendations

Include a few lines to describe any future locksmith services you think would be beneficial to your client, especially if you notice an area of their house or building that should be updated for safety. It shows you are thinking about their best interests and are providing them with your expert knowledge.

Include a payment due date

A payment due date can help you get paid promptly for your locksmith services. It also reinforces your professionalism, as your customers will see you have an established system in place.

Keep an up-to-date timesheet

If you are providing your locksmith services at an hourly rate to a client that has hired you on retainer, accurately track your billable hours and include your timesheet as an attachment to your invoice so your client knows exactly how much work you have done. If your retainer agreement specifies a maximum number of hours, a timesheet will indicate when extra charges need to be included.

Be flexible by accepting different payment methods

Get paid faster by letting your customers pay in the way that is most convenient for them. If you can, accept e-Transfers, debit cards, direct bank deposits, and other online methods of payment.

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