pro forma invoice

  

Definition

An abridged or estimated invoice sent by a seller to a buyer in advance of a shipment or delivery of goods. It notes the kind and quantity of goods, their value, and other important information such as weight and transportation charges. Pro forma invoices are commonly used as preliminary invoices with a quotation, or for customs purposes in importation. They differ from a normal invoice in not being a demand or request for payment.

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  • You should always make sure that any pro forma invoice fully and accurately breaks down everything that needs to be known.

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  • We received our pro forma invoice that day and it made everyone really happy and also really relieved because we could finally get going.

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  • You need to make sure that you fully understand everything in a pro forma invoice before you go about signing it.

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