James Weaver
James Weaver
Head of Marketing and Digital
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Free invoice template | Download and customise

January 26, 2021 | 7 minutes

Download our free, customisable invoice template and start sending beautifully constructed, professional-looking invoices to your customers.

Click here to download the invoice template

What to include on your invoice

Here’s what you need to include on your invoice to give yourself the best chance of being paid promptly. Make sure the information is displayed clearly, so your customer can easily read and understand it.

  • Your company name and address.
  • Your contact details.
  • Unique invoice number.
  • Invoice issue date.
  • Invoice due date.
  • Name and address of the company or person you are invoicing.
  • Description of what the invoice is for.
  • Supply date — when the goods or services were completed/delivered.
  • Amount being charged.
  • VAT.
  • Total amount owed.
  • Your payment details.
  • Your payment terms.

If you charge interest (late fees) on overdue invoices, be sure to include this information on your invoice.

How to get your invoices paid on time

Unfortunately, sending your customers professional-looking invoices is only half the battle. To make sure you’re paid on time, you’ll need to follow up with payment reminders.

You should start sending payment reminders to customers seven days before payment is due. For best results, click here to access our free payment reminder email templates.

If your invoice becomes overdue, you are legally allowed to charge your customers late fees in line with the Bank of England’s interest rates. Click here to read our full article on what to do when an invoice becomes overdue.

Automate your invoice chasing

Keeping on top of invoice reminders can quickly become a full-time job. So, if you’d prefer not to spend hours of your day sending manual payment reminders, you can automate the process with Satago.

Satago connects to your accounting software and chases invoices so you don’t have to. The platform integrates seamlessly with your email provider and sends automated payment reminders, monthly statements and thank you emails to your customers. Making sure you’re paid on time, without the hassle.

Click here to try two weeks of Satago free and see how much faster you get paid.

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