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Old 22.02.2012, 16:40
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Saying "Thanks" in an Invoice

hello fellow invoicers,

I am currently reviewing my invoice templates and would like to add a nice line with thanks (and maybe also "looking forward to doing business again with you") for the customer after the indication of payment terms (as I do in my german invoices).

so I have two questions to english speakers:

- is it usual pratice to thank in the invoice?
- I have only found examples of the sentence "thank you for your business" which sounds very american and maybe better for selling/buying rather than publishing service.
- as my foreign clients are in a UK speaking area, is there a "british" way of thanking?

thanks very much in advance for telling me how to thank!
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Old 22.02.2012, 16:56
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About 40% of the invoices received by an organisation that I belong to as a Treasurer have the "thanks" on them. ( Rechnung )

For till receipts, it is more common.
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Re: Saying "Thanks" in an Invoice

thanks jrspet, I meant actually in english invoices.
my "template" is a personalised quark xpress document with of my digital business paper, so I can write freely on it.
it looks more like a letter than like an automated machine produced invoice, since my business is rather small
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Old 22.02.2012, 17:03
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thanks jrspet, I meant actually in english invoices.
my "template" is a personalised quark xpress document with of my digital business paper, so I can write freely on it.
it looks more like a letter than like an automated machine produced invoice, since my business is rather small
What kind of business do you have..if I might ask?
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Old 22.02.2012, 17:06
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you're right, it helps understand
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Re: Saying "Thanks" in an Invoice

It depends how personal you want to be....

If you are working with non corporate small boutique companies and wish also to be seen as a personal service it can simply say

Very personal... "Many thanks! We look forward to working with you again (soon)"

or

less personal... "Thank you for your business"
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Re: Saying "Thanks" in an Invoice

thank you very much saint7uk!
the first solution seems the most adequate in my case.

of course I feel a bit embarrassed that it was so easy, I could have thought of myself...
I love this possibility of the english language that makes even business relationships so straightforward but at the same time friendly and polite, whereas italians and germans need whole sentences and complicated rituals

no wonder english is the latin of today!!!


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If you are working with non corporate small boutique companies and wish also to be seen as a personal service it can simply say

Very personal... "Many thanks! We look forward to working with you again (soon)"

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less personal... "Thank you for your business"
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Old 22.02.2012, 18:35
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Re: Saying "Thanks" in an Invoice

No worries!

It has to be right for your business and there are as you know subtle differences between UK, USA, SA and Aussie Englishness... As for the "translated" German and Swiss differences, I agree! wow!!

We are often having inter discussions about this; usually with our lot explaining to others why they can't send that mail without it really offending that Californian client! Lol
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