How to Create an Invoice Using Your PayPal Account
If you have an online business and you give quotes to your customers for custom jobs then you probably use some form of an invoicing system to collect the money from the customers.
You have most probably used or are currently using PayPal in some capacity to receive payments for your products or services. PayPal is the most popular payment gateway for online merchants and consumers alike and is used by tens of millions of people to sell products from their websites.
Apart from giving you the ability to accept payments from customers via “Add to Cart” or “Buy Now” buttons on your site, PayPal also has functionality which makes it possible for you to create and send invoices directly from your PayPal account.
The invoice functionality offered by PayPal is free and is a somewhat overlooked and seemingly little known feature.
PayPal’s invoicing feature can be a very useful tool for anybody who wishes to request a payment from someone in a professional manner. This is in contrast to the simpler “Request Money” feature which is also available from your PayPal account and which allows for a basic message requesting payment to be sent to anybody with an email address.
As we’ll see in the example below, with the PayPal invoicing feature, you can tailor your invoices to look official and professional and hence add that extra touch of quality to how you request payments from your clients.
The added beauty of using PayPal’s invoices is that they not only allow people to pay you using their PayPal account, but they also make it possible for people to send money even if they don’t have an account with PayPal but they simply want to pay using their credit or debit card.