If you are running a food business performing multiple tasks such as providing a delicious menu, organizing events, and you have no time left for administrative tasks such as invoicing. Then there are customizable invoice templates available online or you can use invoicing softwares to shift the entire system to automation.
You need an invoicing system that can keep every detail and information about the price of the food, instructions, delivery requirements and can be easy for the customers to read. Your invoice should appear professional and well-organized conforming to your great catering standards to add more value to your business.
If you are operating a catering business in Australia, make sure you choose an Australian GST invoice template for your business. Some invoicing tips are compiled here that pays you off for all your hard work.
The invoice must look professional
After providing and serving delicious food to the customers, comes the time to present your invoice and that must not be a handwritten one. After having a great meal, customers must be presented with a professional-looking invoice.††
This is the great way to end your work creating a good impression of your service, so for the next time your good reputation will precede your name.
There are plenty of invoice templates available online. You can design your own invoice templates following the Australian GST invoice template standards and requirements.
Invoice template must have†
You can get all the information and details about what your invoice templates must have from the Australian Government Business website and the Australian Tax office website.
The following features must be included in the invoice:
- ††A unique identifier
A unique identifier is an invoice number that appears with each invoice made for the customer.
- The date of the invoice – This is the date of issue of the invoice and not always the date of the products supplied to the customers.
- ††Your information – It includes:
- †Your customerís information – This is not necessary to add the information about your customer, just add the name.
But if the sales is of $1000 or more (with GST) then it is important to include the customerís information.
- Details of the goods/services bought –
In case if you are designing the invoice templates for your business, then it is important to include a list items and services with their prices and quantities with the GST. The services tax (GST) has to be mentioned separately on the invoice.
If your invoice is a non-tax one then it must have a statement that says No GST has been charged. You can also include discounts when there is a sale on the product while generating your invoice, this is optional.
Invoice Templates make everything easy
If the invoice templates are designed by you then make sure the payment methods are included i.e. your bank account details and the way customers can make payment through credit or debit card. Remember it should be user friendly.