Obviously no one knows it all about all software.
But I believe QuickBooks will let you rename the "invoices" to "receipt", if
you want to burn through that much paper. My guess is that other software
will allow the name on the report to be altered.
For a business with a small number of customers, that would work fine, but
if you're selling 25 cent bubble gum to 30,000 customers, why bother.
The reason I asked was because I will be doing mailorder/e-commerce
It would be nice to find a way to send an order confirmation through
the software too.
As far as the receipts, it is required by law in my state to give a
receipt to the customer showing the sales tax.
I have a copy of Bookkeeper 2006 but it limits you when trying to edit
the invoice. You can not change the name from "invoice" to "receipt".
It doesn't even allow you to add custom graphics. It is a very basic
program. Not bad but basic and maybe not the best for what I will be
I thought about just using the invoice and in the terms section typing
"paid in full" and use a custom row to type "customer receipt". I
think this might work and pass off as a receipt for local residents.
The only problem with Bookkeeper 2006 is it will not let you export
the invoice into any file format like .txt, .html, etc. It only allows
you to print and thats it.
I did find a free pdf creation program that will let you print to a pdf
print driver. I thought about just emailing the invoice in pdf format
but then I wondered about customers who may not be very hi-tech and
couldn't open it. This is where it would be nice to have the invoice
exported into some type of text format.
Someone suggested that for receipts since most accounting software
doesn't seem to support receipts that I will have to use Excel or a
seperate program to generate sales slips or receipts.
If anyone out there has any better advice please let me know.
Thank You :-)
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