"Bill" or Invoice"

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by houston, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. houston

    houston LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    When you finish providing a service for your customers, do you present them with a bill or invoice? And why do you give a bill instead of an invoice or an invoice instead of a bill?
  2. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    Invoice sounds better. Would you rather have a mailbox full of bills, or invoices? People fear the word bill. Invoice sounds better IMO.

  3. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Agree with Trevor...
    Invoice just sounds better.
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Same damn thing, but use the word "invoice" instead of "bill" just like "service ageement" instead of "contract."
  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    I think an "invoice" is more standard in use.
  6. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    My statements have Invoice printed on the top.
  7. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    It's either an invoice OR a statement - it can't be both!

    I changed to statements this year from invoices, that way I can easily add finance charges and show the clients their payments.

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