How to fill out an invoice.

Learn how to create a comprehensive invoice, plus use digital signatures to help you get paid faster.

Whether you sell crafts you make as a hobby, work as a freelancer, or are a small business owner, invoices are a vital part of your operation. But writing an invoice for the first time can be daunting. Read on to learn how to fill out an invoice and how e-signatures can help you get paid faster.

What to include on an invoice.

There are numerous free invoice templates available online, from generic billing to pro forma invoices. You can use them as-is or reference them to create your own invoice template. Whichever is the case, make sure your invoice includes:

  1. The name and contact information of the vendor and customer.
  2. An invoice number for payment tracking.
  3. The date of the transaction and date of invoice.
  4. The payment due date.
  5. A list of sold products or services with prices.
  6. Any pre-payments or discounts.
  7. Any appropriate taxes, such as sales tax or VAT.
  8. Applicable fees, like service or late fees.

Keep in mind that this is only a basic list. Check your local laws and regulations to see whether you need to include additional details on the invoice.

Get your money faster with e-signatures.

Once you’ve written the invoice, you and your customer may have to sign it. Electronic signatures can make the signing process smoother than mailing paper invoices. E-signatures are legally binding and save you time and money in printing and postage.

Adobe Acrobat Sign lets you add and request e-signatures for invoices on computers, mobile devices, and online. You can track signatures, secure invoices with digital certificates, and much more.

Discover all the ways Acrobat Sign can help your workflow move faster.