How to Manage Your Online Business Invoicing with WordPress
WordPress has been evolving at an incredible rate these last few years, changing from a straight forward blogging platform into a powerful content management system and/or ecommerce system. As a business owner, there may come a time when you will want to be able to handle your online business invoicing. Now you can achieve your business invoicing with WordPress. It’s a lot easier than you might think.
Invoicing with WordPress
WP-Invoice has been around for a number of years in numerous iterations but has consistently become better and better and today, I’m going to share with you some of the excellent functionality you can get when you implement this handy plugin. You create an invoice from you WordPress installation’s admin section, an email with a brief invoice description and a unique link is sent to your client. Your client follows the special link to your blog’s where their invoice is automatically displayed for them. After reviewing the invoice, your client pays their bill using a credit card or PayPal account, and you are immediately notified.
Credit card payments can be accepted via Authorize dot net, MerchantPlus’ NaviGate, PayPal or Google Checkout account. For recurring billing, there is Authorize.net’s ARB API that will allow you to setup payment schedules along with invoices. Subscriptions can also be implemented using PayPal Subscriptions and Google Checkout Subscriptions.
Here is a list of some of the features offered by WP-Invoice:
- Automatically import invoices from Web Invoice plugin.
- WP-CRM Integration
- Brand new user interface for much improved invoicing filtering and searching
- Minimum and Split / Partial Payments
- Invoices can be reassigned to a different recipient
- Receipt Page with Invoice Log
- Per-defined Line Items
- Discount Line Items
- Custom Payment Entry, and administrative adjustments
- Create users directly from WP-Invoice
- Customize billing settings per invoice
and lots more…
This plugin literally turns WordPress into an excellent invoicing and billing system and is something every business owner should take a look into. Even if you decide to go with the premium features, the whole package costs less than $250, which is quite reasonable considering what you get for your dollar.
The good news is that you can use a large amount of the features this plugin offers for free. There is a bundle that offers upgrades such as single page checkout, premium themes and additional plugins but for the most part, the majority of the features within the plugin won’t cost you a dime.
Check out WP-Invoice today in the WordPress Plugin Directory: WP-Invoice
Source: CMS Critic
Originally posted 2013-12-02 08:00:58.