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Old 07-23-2013, 05:08 PM
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Statements vs. Invoices

I've always sent out invoices to customers. Wasn't until I was looking at my loan statement that it hit me to send out statements to customers.

Curious to see who uses statements and who uses invoices. What are the benefits of each? Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:39 PM
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I always send my customers an invoice. A statement is basically a summary of an account, and contains such information as previous balance, payments applied, current charges, and balance forward. Generally speaking, invoices are used for service companies.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:39 PM
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Invoices for everything.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:45 PM
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I send both at same time each month
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:22 PM
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I used to use statements but it got confusing to some people. Now invoice everything. One at the end of each month - it says the account balance, and if it's a higher amount, then they must have not paid their prior one. Plus our current software invoices everything.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:45 PM
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I use Quickbooks; kinda new to it that's why I was asking. Like I said I also send out invoices. I found out today that I could go in & customize the invoices. So I chose to have an "Account Summary" on the Invoice. So it's basically like a statement in an invoice. It shows the transactions they've paid and what not. Also, do you guys ever send out or use sales receipts? I saw this option and figured and invoice was basically the same thing.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:51 PM
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You do not have to pay "statements".
Invoices you have to pay.
Anybody getting my drift between the two documents?
(Clue) As in look at all your bills you pay every month.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:54 PM
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Many bills that I get are in Statement form.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:46 PM
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You do not have to pay "statements".
Invoices you have to pay.
Anybody getting my drift between the two documents?
(Clue) As in look at all your bills you pay every month.
Statements = what they have paid, etc.

Invoices = what they owe

Most commercial accounts will not pay from a statement, they have to have an invoice.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:10 PM
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Correct, invoices are for requesting payment, statements are for giving an account summary.
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