Zoho Invoice is a free invoicing platform that offers the ability for freelancers and small business owners to manage their accounting in an organized and professional way. Whether you are used to manually creating each invoice, struggling to keep track of payments or simply want to upgrade the level of professionalism in your business, the invoice templates and software Zoho provides—at no cost—is a great tool to achieve all of the above.
Zoho allows you to send up to 1,000 invoices per year. The platform allows you to accept payment, keep a record of invoices sent and received, as well as record off-line payment, view invoice history and keep track of payments. To create an invoice, you can choose between a selection of templates and then customize each one according to your business’s brand and aesthetic—a great way to add a professional touch to your invoicing process. The customization options allow you to change the way the item table looks, create invoices in multiple languages and bill in different currencies, include tax-related information on your invoice and customize different invoices according to clients.
Zoho also comes with the ability to create project estimates, with an overview of details like prices, discounts, terms and conditions. You’ll be able to convert your estimates into an invoice, and keep track of your project estimate history and interaction between clients. Finally, you’ll also be able to send invoicing reminders.
Zoho supports ten payment gateway options including Stripe and PayPal. It allows you to auto-charge customers at recurring intervals, send payment reminders, record off-line payments and collect advanced payments. Payment gateways charge their own separate payment processing fees (usually around 3% for payments by credit card and 1% for payments by ACH bank transfer), but this is standard in the industry.
Zoho Invoice also allows you to track time spent working on projects and bill clients by project or task.