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Zen Cart Invoice VS Order Details VS Packing Slip

Managing your Zen Cart store, you need to do some piece of accounting for orders made at your store - billing, shipping and payments etc. Each document you create at your store is critical for overall success of your online business. The most common documents you might need in the process of e-commerce store running are the packing slips, invoices and shipping&billing order details.

Their role in accounting is to show where money goes and what a person or store owner receives in exchange for it, bill them clients or the come with goods to show the contents of a package.


Store Manager for Zen Cart offer you the possibility to massively generate all those kind of details and print them directly from your PC.


Order Details

This type of document includes such important info as who has placed the order, where it should be delivered, what products were purchased, order total price and status of the purchase.


Invoice

An invoice is a document issued by a store owner to his customers indicating products, quantities etc. It must have price (unit price, quantity and total price) for each item and then total price with currency in numbers.

Invoice need to be signed by seller, it has really huge significance for buyer, since basically it is the bill for order products.


Packing slip

Packing slips are documents that accompany goods when they are delivered. In most cases, the document is placed inside the pouch, box, or other container that is used for the shipment.

Packing slips allow you to include information on a packages contents without including financial details. These delivery notes can also show a separate delivery address or be renamed to something more appropriate like ‘Thank you for the order’ document for example.


Comparison

CriterionOrder DetailsInvoicePacking slip

Purpose

Inner purposes to track orders

Bill for the bought goods. It shows customers how much they owe, when they must pay it and what they purchased.

Confirmation that all items that were supposed to be included in the shipment have actually arrived.

Recipients

Seller

Buyer (person who pays for it)

Buyer or the person the goods were shipped to

Details Included

Includes shipping&billing details as well as order total.

Contains the total and subtotal of the order.

Enumerates the contents of the package


Summary

Seller uses order details while order is in the process of shipping. Once the recipient has confirmed the contents on the packing slip match the contents of the package, its work is done. Invoices, must usually be kept by the buyers, since they are used for taxes to write off expenses.


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