Create invoices quickly
Every invoice paid means more revenue coming into your small business. Create and send professional invoices to your customers in seconds.
Recurring billing for repeat customers
Get paid on time, every time. Set up recurring invoices and automatic credit card payments for your repeat customers and stop chasing payments. Switch between automatic and manual billing whenever you want.
Your bookkeeping is already done
All your invoicing and payment information automatically syncs with the free Wave Accounting software included with your account.
I look at the dashboard and know how many invoices are on the way, when they should be paid, and the average time it takes someone to pay. It keeps me on track and takes a lot out of my hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your software actually free?
Our accounting and invoicing features are currently free. There are no trials, subscriptions, or hidden fees.
Wave's optional paid features include online payment processing, payroll software, and access to personalized bookkeeping services and coaching through Wave Advisors. If you're interested in using payroll software, you can start a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Wave.
What’s the catch—how does Wave make money?
Wave makes money through our optional, paid money management features include online payment processing, payroll software, and access to personalized bookkeeping services and coaching through Wave Advisors. These features help keep our invoicing, and accounting, free.
If you're interested in our payroll software, you can start a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Wave.
Is Wave's software something I need to install?
Wave's money management tools are web-based, so you just need an Internet connection and browser to manage your books. No installation is necessary for our online software!
Is my data secure when I use Wave?
Completely. Our servers are protected physically and electronically. Any connections between you, your bank accounts, and Wave are protected by 256-bit SSL encryption. Wave is a PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider.
Do you provide customer support?
We provide different levels of support for customers who use different features and services from Wave. Full details on how Wave support works are available here.
How can I create an invoice?
Sign up for a free Wave account and send your first invoice right away—it only takes a few minutes! You can also set up recurring payments, auto-reminders, and deposit requests to make sure you always get paid on time.
How can I send my customers an invoice?
With Wave’s web-based invoicing software, you can create and send invoices for your business in just a few clicks from your computer. All you need is an Internet connection and a browser!
If you’re on-the-go, you can also send invoices from your phone or other mobile device using the Wave app.
Can I create and send invoices on the go?
Most definitely! The Wave app lets you easily generate and send invoices to your clients wherever and whenever you need to.
Does Wave offer recurring invoicing?
We sure do! Wave's recurring billing feature automates your business invoicing process, allowing you to schedule everything from invoice creation and sending to payment collection and sending overdue payment reminders to customers.
What payment methods can my customers use?
Your customers can pay the invoices you send them instantly by credit card, secure bank payment (ACH/EFT), or Apple Pay. And by enabling Wave’s payments feature, you can accept credit cards and bank payments for as little as 1%2 per transaction and get paid out in as fast as 1-2 business days1.
How do I calculate taxes on my invoices?
A common issue when invoicing in Microsoft Word, Excel, or other DIY solutions is making calculation errors. Wave's invoicing software for small businesses removes the worry of making these errors because calculations are done for you, including the taxes.
How is a digital invoice different from a paper-based invoice?
Electronic invoices are created with online invoicing software or other cloud-based services, which makes it easy to automate the invoicing process. Electronic invoices also provide small business owners with professional-looking digital invoices that their customers can pay easily online through a system like Wave’s online payments.
On the other hand, paper-based invoicing is a manual process requiring extra time for things like invoice tracking and following up on overdue invoices, which can keep you away from the best parts of running your small business.
What are the benefits of digital invoicing?
Manually creating invoices in Microsoft Word or Excel can be time-consuming and difficult to manage. Digital invoicing empowers your small business by automating invoice processing and saving time by tracking key invoice data like upcoming and outstanding invoices. You can also manage late payments more efficiently through e-invoicing by setting up payment reminders to send to your customers before an invoice due date.
Is invoicing software helpful for freelancers?
How do I know what to charge when invoicing my freelance clients?
The rate that you charge for your freelancing services can vary, so it's important to get a grasp of market trends before sending your clients an invoice or quoting a price. Freelance rates can differ depending on experience level and industry. For example, the rate a freelance web developer charges may be different than that of a freelance graphic designer, because each freelancer specializes in a different area.
1 Payouts are processed in 1-2 business days for credit card payments and 1-7 business days for bank payments. Deposit times may vary due to processing cutoff times, third party delays, or risk reviews.
2 Rates are 1% for bank payments (minimum fee of $1). For information on credit card rates, visit Pricing for details.