Do you have a WordPress blog or WooCommerce store? In this article, you will learn how to set up billing & invoicing in WordPress & WooCommerce with a free plugin! Learn how easy it is to start invoicing in WordPress and WooCommerce. Have everything under control in one place & spend more time growing your business!
In this article, you will read how to:
- Get your billing in WordPress with a free plugin (Quick Guide)
- Use WordPress & invoicing
- Manage WooCommerce billing fields
- Set up WooCommerce billing with the same plugin
- Automate invoicing in WooCommerce
WordPress billing & invoicing with a free plugin
As mentioned, WordPress has a lot of plugins to improve your site. The same applies to billing. Let me show you how to start invoicing in WordPress in a matter of minutes. For free!
- Install and activate Flexible PDF Invoices for WooCommerce & WordPress from the WordPress plugin repository.
- Enter your company details and logo.
- Add an invoice with necessary data (client, products, payment info, dates, etc.).
- Create, download, and send a PDF invoice to your customer.
- Read the plugin documentation to learn more about the features and settings.
Flexible Invoices in action
So, as you see, you may start billing in WordPress really fast from one place. It means, billing and invoicing directly in your WordPress.
Flexible Invoices features and benefits
- A lot of features are built in the free version
- Working with WooCommerce, also with WooCommerce Subscriptions
- The possible customization of the invoice template
- Well documented, improved & compatible with the latest version of WordPress and WooCommerce
- Fast support in the WordPress forum and priority e-mail (for PRO)
- The upgrade to the PRO version is available when you need more features
- EU VAT validation, OSS (formerly MOSS), conversion table on invoices (PRO) – when you sell to EU customers
Why use a billing plugin for WordPress and WooCommerce?
Because you can start invoicing in WordPress and continue with WooCommerce too. And when your store grows, use the PRO to gain automatic invoices in WooCommerce, 3 types of documents, EU VAT validation, OSS support, and more.
WordPress & How to invoice in WordPress
WordPress is an open-source software to run blogs, company sites, stores, and all kinds of online platforms.
If you’re starting a business or would like to start a blog, choose WordPress.
WordPress is the most popular CMS platform (41% of websites use this software).
So, it is easy for you to build your website with a lot of online courses and video tutorials. Thanks to the growing number of extensions (plugins), graphical designs (themes) you will be able to customize the site to your needs and the project’s requirements. Of course, there are a lot of web creators, designers, and programmers too.
What about invoicing in WordPress
The basic WordPress you get, by default, has no invoicing option.
You will need a plugin to do that. There are a lot of them, mainly to use with WooCommerce (a plugin to run your online store).
If you use a vanilla WordPress (for your blog and business portfolio), you can use Flexible PDF Invoices. The great benefit of the plugin is that it will grow with you. As it works well with a basic WordPress, as well as for manual invoicing for WooCommerce.
You can also automate invoicing for WooCommerce orders in the PRO version.
Manage WooCommerce billing fields
About WooCommerce orders
In short, WooCommerce lets you run an online store.
When placing an order (in the checkout) customers leave their billing information.
If the customer enters a different delivery address, you will get the shipping address as well.
The data is then visible for the specific order.
Manage WooCommerce billing and shipping address
You may edit the order billing and shipping address easily.
The Flexible PDF Invoices will get the billing data when you create a WooCommerce invoice (PDF).
The WooCommerce invoice is ready!
You may also edit the billing information on the invoice in the Invoices → All Invoices → by selecting the one you need to. You will find the billing address of the customer there and all invoice data.
Of course, you may download and send an invoice now to your customer too.
If you want to create, download, and send PDF invoices faster, you can do that on the WooCommerce Orders screen!
WordPress & WooCommerce billing with one plugin!
Now, imagine that your services and demand for your time are growing. So, you decide to install the WooCommerce plugin. You want to sell your services & extra niche products automatically.
And with the free version of the Flexible Invoices plugin, you’re “covered”. You may use it for both WordPress & WooCommerce billing and invoicing. See the below video to learn how to issue invoices for WooCommerce orders.
Upgrade to PRO to automate your WooCommerce invoicing
After some time there are more and more orders. So, you would like to speed up the whole process. The previously installed plugin has the PRO version with a lot of great features.
Compare the free and the PRO version of the plugin. Also, read more about how to create, download, send, and print invoices in WordPress and WooCommerce.
Boost your invoicing system with the plugin’s add-ons
The PRO version of the plugin has also a few helpful extensions. Check them if you need more. They will be very useful when you’ll want to adjust the invoicing system to, for example:
- manage your invoices with filters to view interesting ones
- create CSV and HTML reports with invoices, e.g. of a date range
- automate sending invoices on regular basis to yourself & the accounting office
- customize the invoice layout, colors, fonts, and desired information
Check all add-ons for Flexible Invoices PRO.
WordPress & WooCommerce billing plugin for free
In this article, you learned about billing and invoicing in WordPress and WooCommerce with a free plugin.
If you want to try the PRO version of the plugin (and its addons), create a free demo.
Finally, if you have any questions, let me know. I will advise you on how to set up invoicing in your WordPress and WooCommerce most effectively for you.
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