Not accepting courier ‘Network’ invoices

I don’t see how you can complain that they all look similar. If everyone was to stop using ‘Network’ invoices and starts using Quickbooks you’d have the same situation.

Agreed that it’s a total ballache having the same company issuing two different invoices, pure stupidity really. If they’re going to send their own invoice then why raise the ‘Network’ invoice to start with? It’s easy to avoid the double payment problem though – just match the invoice against jour job reference or purchase order when the invoice comes in. You can only pay for each jon once, so the second invoice goes in the shredder.

I’m not sure what the “not technically legal” refers to, apart from the absence of correct business names on some of them. That’s just as common with companies’ own invoices though.

Posted under Accounting Systems, Courier and Freight Exchanges, Courier Basics, Courier Financial Issues

Posted by Alec at 9:50 am, June 25, 2008

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  1. Alec added on  June 25th, 2008 at 11:16

    The ‘Network’ invoice number IS a sequential number and anyway that rule only applies to invoices with VAT on them.

    It’s perfectly legal to have more than one sequence of numbers operating at the same time as well. So it’s allowable to operate your own invoicing system alongside ‘Network’s.

    What you should NEVER do though is issue a ‘Network’ generated invoice and then issue an invoice off your own system for the same job. Apart from being ANNOYING and confusing to the customer it creates a (theoretical) double VAT liability if you’re VAT registered.

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