Invoicing is how you get paid. Invoice accuracy and completeness is important! A neat and accurate invoice communicates to the customer that your business is well run and professional. Invoice requirements vary from company to company. While some buyers accept simple, hand written, and numbered invoices; many buyers are now moving towards electronic forms of invoicing and payment. Most of the grocers and wholesalers required invoices to be either mailed or delivered with the product.
Both chefs and successful farm-to-restaurant marketers will tell you that direct marketing to restaurants is all about building a relationship of mutual trust and product quality. But that doesn’t mean that you can ignore good business basics—one of the most frequent concerns chefs have about buying local produce and meat was the difficulty many farm producers seem to have in providing clear, timely invoices and tracking the amount purchased by a restaurant.
Below, we have easy-to-use and fill-able invoice examples. You are free to use them and make them your own!