Deposit Invoice & Multiple Invoices
One project can have a payment schedule with 4 separate payments:
1 - Deposit
2 - 25%
3 - 15%
4 - 10%
Most clients require separate invoices for each payment. At the moment you can't do a single invoice total with 4 different invoices that are tied to that invoice total.
Rob Feeny commented
Most of the folks commenting here could use an Estimate plus Retainer Invoices...
The only thing holding us back from using Zoho Invoice is the way deposits are handled. Check out FreshBooks for how it should be done...
Yes this would be helpful
We offer in house financing with custom payment arrangements. This feature would be perfect. An alternative would also be just one invoice, with multiple recurring payments with custom date and payment amount schedules.
I would really appreciate the ability to collect a deposit on an estimate. As a landscaping company, our estimate can be different from the final invoice at the end of the job. Being able to pay a deposit on an estimate, and converting it to a final invoice at the end of the project would be great.
We would definitely use this and it's really hard to find on any invoicing apps. We collect a deposit on many orders and it's confusing for the customer not to see the amount due now and balance due upon completion in the TOTAL section. I can't believe this hasn't been address since it was originally posted in 2015!
Why cant you give them a statement of accounts or reprint the invoice with the new payment amount. Also if they need 4 invoices. Make 4 invoices keep 3 in draft and convert when time comes.
Would definitely use this. In our case, we need to communicate the total project cost and then collect a deposit. Our workaround is instructing customers to make partial payments on the invoice with the total cost.
This is very important for IT projects because they are usually broken down in steps and payments are made only when the step is completed... We need to keep track of overall budget and what steps have been invoiced and paid. So this functionality is very important for small consulting businesses.
We are hesitating on Zoho for the lack of this feature.
This is something I really need. I am hesitating on going with Zoho because this is not an option.