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  1. Westley wood
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    Westley wood New EF Member

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    London
    Hey guys...

    I have just started my own company and I was wondering if anyone could help me on a invoice design. The type of invoice I was thinking of was a letter type... What's best?
     
  2. HandySparks
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    HandySparks Trusted Advisor

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    Hampshire
    Business Name:
    Neish Electrical Services
    As you say, I do invoices like a letter.
    Top left:
    Your/company name/logo
    Customer's name
    Customer's address
    Invoice date

    Top right:
    Your/company address
    Phone numbers
    E-mail address

    Centre heading:
    "Invoice"

    Main body:
    A 3 column table: Item No., Description, Cost
    with total invoice cost at bottom of column.
    (Often there are only one or two items.)

    Bottom:
    Payment/bank details
     
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  3. Pat H
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    Pat H Don't ask, get an Electrician in.

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    Ware Herts
    Business Name:
    Sparks of Intelligence
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  4. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    Telectrix
    google quickfile. invoices and all things. free up to a certain level. i use it for all my invoicing, estimates, profit and loss etc.
     
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  5. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    Tyne and Wear
    My invoices and written quotes (often I send simple emails for smaller quotes though) are saved as templates in MS Word. I have my details/logo etc at the top along with client details, then a big table/box with the works done. I normally put materials at the bottom of this box with any breakdown if necessary. With a second narrow box to the right with the costs in it.

    I find it really quick, and can write up to maybe seven invoices in around thirty minutes. That includes saving as a PDF to then email on.

    The formatting has gone all funny on the mock up below, it looks a lot neater than in the piccy. And the main box is a lot bigger than below.

    Screenshot_20161110-193250.png
     
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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2016
  6. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Berkshire
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    Wilko Electrics
    Fantastic post - I've had one of those days, and this just cracked me up. I'm larfin so hard I can hardly type ...
     
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  7. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    Haha! I had a choice of listening to the missus for ten minutes, or do the above whilst pretending to listen....!
     
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  8. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    I emailed the OP an example of mine - so fingers crossed he's got lots of input now!
     
  9. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Berkshire
    Business Name:
    Wilko Electrics
    For those who may be interested : WTFServices.co.uk domain is as yet unclaimed.
     
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  10. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Staffordshire
    Now it isn't mwahahahaaaa
     
  11. Barry White
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    Barry White Guest

    £77 for having a poo and not flushing :D think I will go bankrupt soon. Or mabe stay afloater.
     
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  12. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Shame the op hasn't updated us with feedback. I don't even know if the sample invoice I emailed him arrived.....
     
  13. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    I'm sure they'll be back matey hang in there. Possibly gone out it is Friday. They posted about 6pm yesterday and perhaps he has a better nightlife than us lol
     
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  14. sparksburnout
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    sparksburnout Electrician's Arms

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    Don't you think it looks like What The F**k Services?
     
  15. GMES
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    GMES Chief Gorilla Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Bloody hell Dan, It was my birthday yesterday so I was feeling old enough already but that comment as finished me off, Sat on a Forum talking to people I don't know on a Friday night. :(:(
     
  16. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    OMG happy (belated) birthday dude!!!!!!! 21 again eh?!!?!?
     
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  17. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    That was the gag I think mate lol
     
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  18. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    It was indeed Dan. I would not call my company WTF!
     
  19. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Bristol
    Business Name:
    Ebenezer electrical
    If it did he'll get back to you within 30 days as T+Cs dictate!
     
  20. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    Telectrix
    bloodyhell, you should moan...... i got exactly 7 days till i start on borrowed time according to the bible. as in 3 score years and 10. bugger it if i can't make it till i get most of my taxes back. :(
     
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  21. Barry White
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    Barry White Guest

    Tel you come from an era when men were made of iron and cars made of wood you will be solid for some time yet.
     
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  22. Richard Burns
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    Richard Burns Trusted Advisor

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    Cambridgeshire
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    Richard Burns
    Yes, it is No Damn Good having an inconvenient set of initials for your company!;):)
     
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  23. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    I have been called that once (or was it twice!!) Richard. I occasionally use it to encourage people to remember me, though it's possibly not the best calling card....
     
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  24. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Berkshire
    Business Name:
    Wilko Electrics
    Memorable initials for used to be : Fix Or Repair Daily.
    Or if you were in the Southern Hemisphere : Driver Returns On Foot.
    Probably guess why :(

    I say used to be, because I think things have improved out of sight this century.
     
  25. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    Telectrix
    Our local police had a new initiative to combat burglaries. the set up was called....

    Fast Action Response Team.

    didn't last long.
     
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