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Old 11-26-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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What do you small 1-2 man shops use for statement/invoice pads or forms? I'm talking about what you hand write out and give to the customer when finished with your work. I want something with my info on it. Where do you get yours printed and how much do you pay for them? I currently just use a generic invoice/work order pad and stamp it with my info, but would like something a little more professional.

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Old 11-26-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Lil Lectric, your taking point of use (bird in hand) vs. go home and type it iut on the 'puter?

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I have a pad in the van of generic invoices that I can hand write (no company info, but I'll bet someplace like vistaprint would have them). But I hate my chicken scratch hand writing and avoid using it. I recently started using Invoice2Go with my phone, and added a mobile printer to the van. Professional printed (or emailed) invoices on the spot.
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Most print shops can add your business info to a generic invoice
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Get quickbook online. You won't regret it. We email the invoices.
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We invoice on the spot and get paid on the spot
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I used quickbooks to customize my invoices and estimates. Then I print blank copies for use in my truck on the fly. Most of my customers, I print the invoices or email them.
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Office max can make them for you think I paid $65 or $75 for 500 on 5 different pads so you can keep them in each truck
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Preprinted letterhead with Quickbooks custom templates. Laptop and printer in truck. It takes a few extra minutes at the job but it's worth it.
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Most of my work, I get paid on the spot. I don't want to go home and email it. I want to hand it to them, then get paid.
I don't think Vista Print offers the invoices. They have note pads but I haven't seen anything like a work order or invoice type pad. I suppose I can check with local printers, I just thought there might be an on-line place that some of you are using.
I don't have a smart phone and don't care to pay the monthly data fee associated with them. Well, not yet anyways.
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Most of my work, I get paid on the spot. I don't want to go home and email it. I want to hand it to them, then get paid.
I don't think Vista Print offers the invoices. They have note pads but I haven't seen anything like a work order or invoice type pad. I suppose I can check with local printers, I just thought there might be an on-line place that some of you are using.
I don't have a smart phone and don't care to pay the monthly data fee associated with them. Well, not yet anyways.
A smart phone will allow you to take CC and for the data fee is around 10 bucks a month with ATT. I thought about setting a printer in the vans but realized that meant leaving the customer and I think face time with the customer is more important.
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Just google online printers. There are a 1k online printers that will print whatever you send them in carbonless form paper.
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I thought about setting a printer in the vans but realized that meant leaving the customer and I think face time with the customer is more important.
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Invoice 2 go is a great app for the iphone. Plus they have a free trial version.
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Get an Ipad and invoice 2 go

Or if you really want to get serious about your business get this

http://www.electricalflatrate.com/

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What do you small 1-2 man shops use for statement/invoice pads or forms? I'm talking about what you hand write out and give to the customer when finished with your work. I want something with my info on it. Where do you get yours printed and how much do you pay for them? I currently just use a generic invoice/work order pad and stamp it with my info, but would like something a little more professional.
We have a local printer print custom 2 copy ncr forms in small quantities (I change something every time we print more ). It doesn 't cost much at all, less than $50. Also you can buy NCR (no carbon required) paper on line and print your own forms if you have time. It 's easy to find forms to customize with your logo and info.
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What ever you use make sure you leave a card. Most invoices will be in file 13 by the next day in most cases.
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A smart phone will allow you to take CC and for the data fee is around 10 bucks a month with ATT. I thought about setting a printer in the vans but realized that meant leaving the customer and I think face time with the customer is more important.
So, when you walk out to the van to get materials do you bring the customer with you to maximize "face time"?

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