Why use our invoice generator?
Well as a business owner or someone awaiting to collect your payment, the last thing you need is beat around the bush. That's why we created our simple invoice generator. Why spend a good chuck of your hard earned money on costly accounting software just to send an invoice?
With our invoice maker, you can create professional and beautiful invoices in seconds and email them straight to your customers.
Generate invoices in seconds
Our invoice creator is definitely one of the most fastest invoice generators
around. You can literally customize everything including the labels and even add your very own logo. Just drag and drop it in there and we'll make sure it looks good too. We kept one decent look because let's face it, your client or customer just cares about one thing, what they are paying for, and when they need to pay for it. So we've created a universally professional and friendly layout that does the job just right and fast.
Download your PDF invoice right away or email it
No more waiting around with confusing and dull software
. Create your invoice fast and either download a PDF version right away or email it directly.
Professional invoice template for all your needs
We tested quite a few layouts and after consulting with over 1823 small business owners / freelancers, this was the most successful invoice template. How did it we determine which is the most successful Invoice template? After doing our giant survey, we determined this specific template to be the winning one as it got fulfilled the fastest. That means with this particular invoice template, your chances of getting are the fastest. It code3, we are obsessed with invoicing.
Send an invoice in any currency
By default, you'll see USD but if you want to change it, simply re-type it in with the appropriate currency abbreviation and you're set. It takes seconds and you can then start sending your invoices using the currency that is just right for you.
Never lose your data
One of the worst things that can happen when you're creating an invoice or any document for that matter is forgetting about saving it. How many times has that happened to you? What's worst is when your client needs an invoice and it keeps getting delayed.
Using our invoice maker (Quick Start Guide)
Creating a PDF invoice is very simple with our PDF invoice builder. Just follow the steps below and you'll learn how to create your first invoice in seconds. Everything is auto-calculated by the way.
You can either use our default look or rename the labels yourself. The code3 invoice generator is truly one of the most flexible and easy to use invoice maker out there. You can literally re-label everything and customize The invoice should always be populated from the top and progress to the bottom.
We wanted to make an invoice generator that gets straight tot he point and can help you generate invoices in real-time. After all, the objective is to get paid right away.
So how does it work?
Start from the top and work your way to the bottom.
Enter your client details first. Like the name of their company the address, and contact info.
Add a logo. We highly recommend adding a logo because it will only make your invoice look more professional. You can upload a logo or simply drag and drop it.
Add your Name, address the whole nine yards. After all, you're the one who's getting paid.
Although this is an invoice generator by default, you can literally use our generator as a:
- Receipt Maker
- Estimate Maker
- A Proforma Invoice Maker
- Quote Generator
- and more.
Simply change the title and off you go.
Isn't that great?
Now it's time to add the terms. Such as date of issue, due date, EIN number and so on. What's really cool about our invoice generator is if you don't feel like adding a PO number, just clear the field and once you email or download your PDF invoice, it won't be there. Once you really start playing around with our invoice generator, you'll see it's really flexible.
Now it's time to add the reason (s) for your invoice. Add the item, job or task description here. Along with any other details. As we mentioned before, all the calculations are done automatically. By the way, here you can add you local tax info as well. Just label it as you want and add the tax percentage that applies to your city, state, province or country.
We do the math for you.
No thinking required.
Now you're probably at the notes section. Here we recommend just a simple thank you or if you are trying to get paid through PayPal or something, just add that info here.
Step 8: Email this invoice so your client can get a nice quality PDF invoice. Or you can send it to yourself first as well.
How to make an invoice - A detailed overview
It may look simple but creating an invoice can actually be quite a daunting task. After all, you want to make sure that you did send the product (Or provided the service) and the other party received it.
On the other side of the spectrum, the importance of an invoice is uncanny. Especially when it’s time to get a refund for a faulty product or an item not received in the first place. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you already know the importance of it.
When you’re designing an invoice, you want to make sure that everything is made out clearly for both parties. At least that’s what you should find in a true professional invoice maker. Although there are usually two people involved, the buyer and the seller.
There could be more people involved than that. If so, make sure that anyone who was part of the transactions clearly laid out in your invoice. Make sure the payment break down is all proper. The objective of an invoice is to be clear and it’s usually something given before your payment.
It’s a record that basically means you are owed money and it better be paid fully by your client or customer. As a small business owner or freelancer, the last thing you would want to do is chase your client for your payment. When designing an invoice, you do want to make sure there are certain things that are always there.
Sending an invoice? Well one of the first things and the downright necessary ones is putting on a date. After all, if your client doesn’t know when to pay you, that is just another excuse for them to delay your payment. Trust us, the last thing you want to do is giving a reason for them to delay your payment. So make sure you put the date of issue. You’d be surprised some of the tricks clients can pull to avoid paying you. Never mess around when it come to your money.
Invoice Due Date
When it comes to receiving your invoice in a timely manner, nothing will force your customer or client to pay faster than a due date. If you were smart, you probably mentioned a late fee charge if the payment wasn’t sent on time etc. Remember this is business. You are not there to be friends or are doing someone a favor. Someone specifically hired you or got sold in your product or service because you deliver. Be very vigilant when it comes to getting paid. So adding a due date is a must.
Most business owners, the self employed or freelancers use our invoice generator to look professional. Well if you don’t add a logo, that’s like going to a “white party” without wearing anything white. Nobody will take you seriously and you’d look unprofessional.
Using our invoice generator, you can add your logo by simply clicking on the logo box and uploading one, or you can drag and drop one. Our invoice generator will automatically resize it at 200px. This will keep your invoice lightweight (Won’t take any space when you email it) and it will make you look like a true pro business.
Next thing you want to do is add these three specific things about your company.
- Company Name
- Company’s Address
- Company’s contact info
Under your company name, you need to add the exact name your client or customer knows you by or the same one used on the contract. That is what will make your invoice a “legal” document. Most freelancers are unaware of this simple fact and end up losing when the client decides to not follow through on their promises.
Remember this simple lesson ...
If it’s not I the contract, it doesn’t exist.
So make sure you use the exact name, address and contact info as used in the contract.
In addition, for contact info, make sure an email and phone number (Can be company’s or your personal one) here.
You can leave this as it is unless you want to call it like “John’s Invoice” or “Tara’s Invoice”.
Something a lot of freelancers do but we highly discourage it. It looks unprofessional and your potential client might be dealing with a whole bunch of people with the same name.
Unless it’s something casual that you are sending to a friend then avoid this practice like the plague.
It’s more of a standard practice and further enforces that your invoice is nothing to mess with. We suggest you don’t call it invoice 0001 even if they are your first client ever. Change that number to whatever you see fit but make sure you record it. In case you may need it in the future.
An address on an invoice solidifies it’s authenticity. Plus when someone is fulfilling a lot of invoices or are just plain busy, the last thing they want to do is spend extra time when releasing your payment.
If the client remembers your address, they can quickly just glance at the payment and boom! Your invoices just got fulfilled. So where should you put your address? Well, right under your business name.
Drum roll please... and the most important element on an invoice award goes to ... you guessed it, it’s the name of your business.
After all, you can charge the client whatever you want but if your business name isn’t there? Who the heck are the sending their payment to right?
So no matter what, your business name is essential. If you take a look at our invoice maker, you’ll see what we are talking about.
We made sure your business name stands out right away.
If you are serious about looking professional, you need to have an invoice logo. There is no other way around it. No matter how detailed your invoice is, if it’s missing your logo, It’s just going to look amateur as you know what.
Believe it or not, the more professional your invoice looks, the faster it’s going to get fulfilled. To add your logo on our Invoice Maker, simply tap on it, or dragon drop your logo on there. Our logo maker will automatically resize it and make your logo look just right.
No matter who your client is, make sure you show your EIN number. In fact, if your client is asking you for one, that is a major red flag. The main reason is every business that is legit, and, legal always ask for an EIN number. Also don’t forget to actually have one yourself. If you’re getting into business, to pay your taxes you don’t need your EIN number. Obviously were just giving some general advice on taxes but please refer to your lawyer for more.
What is an invoice generator?
An invoice generator is a tool that allows you to make professional invoices. You can download them or email them right away.
How to make an invoice?
There are many ways of making an invoice. You can use excel, Google Docs or MS Word. The fastest and most popular way right now is to generate these invoice online. You can do that with our invoice generator.
Are taxes necessary to show on an invoice?
This really depends but in most cases yes. If you are charging someone tax, then rule of thumb is to show them.
How do I make a PDF invoice?
You can use Adobe PDF or the usual go to tools like Google Docs, MS Word or even Open Office. Or after making your invoice here, you can simply press the download PDF button and you’ll get a PDF version of your invoice.