After putting in all the hard yards you set up your Shopify eCommerce store and also manage to get initial traction followed by sales. Now it’s time to generate bill receipts for sales on your store and send it to your customers, but you haven’t figured this out yet as you’re too busy getting more critical things up and running.
Sending Invoices and Bill receipts to your customers is important for any business and more so for online businesses to build trust and credibility. So first let’s understand why this is important. Some of the most important reasons are,
- Your customers need receipts for proof of purchase, return, exchange
- Professional invoicing increased your credibility as a business
- Both you as a business and your customers need it for tax purposes
- Helps you track and manage your financial transactions better
Now that we understand why receipts and invoices are so critical for businesses let’s dive deeper into which one you should be using for your Shopify store.
The amazing Shopify app store offers a lot of options for merchants to choose from with each app slightly different from another and comes with different benefits and drawbacks. This post will focus on apps which help Shopify merchants send smart and interactive receipts and invoices.
1. Printout Designer
The Printer Designer app has a drag and drop template builder that can help merchants build any kind of printouts from invoices to packing slips and barcode labels. You can also include text, barcodes, images, and QR codes in your documents. Some of the key features include,
- Batch Print, Download and Email
- Automatically Print to Any Printer
- Automatically Send Emails and Translate templates into any language
Integrations : Google Cloud Print
Pricing : The pricing starts at $4.99/ month which allows you to process upto 50 Orders & Product per month. The Google Cloud Print feature only comes with $9.99/month plan.They do offer a 30 days free trial.
2. Order Printer
The Order Printer app helps you preview & print all documents in bulk or one at a time, customise templates with your store brand logo and also quickly print custom packing slips, invoices, labels, or receipts for all your orders.
However to make customisations to templates, you’ll need experience with HTML and Liquid. If you don’t have experience with HTML or Liquid you’ll need help with a designer who can assist with minor customisations. Major customisations will need to be done by a third-party app, designer, or developer.
This app serves the very basic needs and does have support issues as we read from the reviews, even though it’s a Shopify branded app.
Pricing : It is completely Free to use.
Sufio will automatically create an invoice and send it your customers via email when an Order is placed on your Shopify store. Sufio – Beautiful Invoices comes with support for lots of different currencies and more than 30 languages, and it’s fully compliant with accounting legislation in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, UK, Ireland and other countries of the European Union.
Some of the key features include, custom design, multiple currencies, bulk print,
Integrations : Coin, Spently, Weglot, Stripe, Kit, Shopify POS
Pricing : The pricing for Sufio is on the expensive side and may not fall in the affordability range for most Shopify stores. Even the basic plan starts at $19 for 50 invoices per month and 1 language and currency. They do offer a 30 days free trial.
4. Easy Invoice+
This app helps you create, print and send invoices automatically for your orders. It also helps create custom shipping labels,return forms, and packing slips with multiple templates to choose from. You can also use the drag and drop designer to build documents easily without technical skills
It also offers wholesales and proforma invoicing where you can create professional looking invoices in no-time and put your corporate identity in the foreground while you are using Shopify Draft Orders.
Integrations : Stripe, PayPal, Product Customizer – Artistry, Product Options – Bold, Infinite Options – ShopPad, Product Customizer – ShopStorm
Pricing : It offers just one price $24.95/month for unlimited “everything”. You can design, send, print or download UNLIMITED invoices, credit notes, packing slips, shipping labels and return forms. For trial it offers a full 7 days to try out the app for FREE.
5. OxeBox (for receipts, abandoned carts, email campaigns)
Most merchants think about getting a sale which is important but it’s the post sales engagement which makes the users come back to your store and do a repeat purchase. OxeBox Digital receipts should be a key component of your Shopify store marketing strategy.
OxeBox helps you send interactive and engaging email receipts which can be easily customised on the fly with promotional offers, social media handles, and video which helps boost sales and retention.
OxeBox also offers complete end to end tracking of your receipts on its dashboard so you can search and find any receipt long after it has been generated.
In addition to receipts OxeBox also helps you send Email Newsletters and create Abandoned Cart email campaigns to recover lost sales and increase user engagement for your Shopify store.
Unlike other apps in similar category OxeBox allows you to send UNLIMITED newsletter campaigns with 15 free templates to choose from which can be further customised on their simple and intuitive tool.
Pricing : OxeBox has a free plan for a fully featured version with NO limitations on features or functionalities.
*Limited Period Promo Offer : OxeBox is completely FREE for the next 30 days. Any Shopify store that signs-up on or before 20th JANUARY 2019 will not be charged for it. The FREE plan being offered is inclusive of all the features.
Concluding Notes: Receipts and Invoices should not just be part of your Shopify store as a standard practice and protocol but should add value to your business and customers. Choose wisely and use it as an engagement medium to reach your customers post sales.