How do I send an invoice?

To make sure you get paid on time, it’s important to send your invoices timely and to the right person. How you send an invoice will depend on:

  • how you’ve made the invoice

  • who you’re sending it to.

If you’ve written an invoice by hand, you can post it to your customer or deliver it in person. Remember to write the name of the person you’re sending it to – not just the name of the company. This ensures the invoice gets to the right person.

If you’ve made an invoice using online accounting software, you can:

  • send it as an email attachment

  • send your customer a link to the invoice they can view online.

How you send your invoice might also depend on what your customer wants or expects. Some businesses might prefer electronic invoices. Government agencies might need a physical copy for their records.

 

Related terms:
What is an invoice?
How do I make an invoice?

Related Xero feature:
Get paid faster with online invoicing software

Related Small Business Guide:
12 ways to create an accurate invoice
Find out about invoicing for your small business

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How do I send an invoice?

To make sure you get paid on time, it’s important to send your invoices timely and to the right person. How you send an invoice will depend on:

  • how you’ve made the invoice

  • who you’re sending it to.

If you’ve written an invoice by hand, you can post it to your customer or deliver it in person. Remember to write the name of the person you’re sending it to – not just the name of the company. This ensures the invoice gets to the right person.

If you’ve made an invoice using online accounting software, you can:

  • send it as an email attachment

  • send your customer a link to the invoice they can view online.

How you send your invoice might also depend on what your customer wants or expects. Some businesses might prefer electronic invoices. Government agencies might need a physical copy for their records.

 

Related terms:
What is an invoice?
How do I make an invoice?

Related Xero feature:
Get paid faster with online invoicing software

Related Small Business Guide:
12 ways to create an accurate invoice
Find out about invoicing for your small business

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