For your convenience, here is a list of questions to ask when considering getting a sample blank invoice. Be aware that there are many legitimate reasons for obtaining sample invoices, so do your research first.
Budget. If you cannot afford to pay for an in-house invoice designer, then you may want to consider outsourcing your invoice requirements. In some cases, even you can get better pricing by having an outside company to create your invoice for you. Many companies offer templates as a part of their services, and these templates are often very good quality.
Quality. Do not just go with a company with cheap, easy to reproduce templates. Make sure the template has been used by many other companies and is very clear. Also, look at the quality of the print material they are using, as well as the quality of the paper on which it is printed.
Pricing. You will not need a thousand invoices to cover all of your customers’ bills. Some companies will help you to create sample invoices, but they will do this at a cost, and at the end of the project, you will have a handful of ready-made invoices present. Before proceeding, try to make sure the price is reasonable for what you will be paying.
Designer. It would be helpful if the designer created a sample invoice that is easy to duplicate. This way, you can make sure the design is original, and the paper is of good quality.
Formatting. Sometimes sample invoices require different formatting than your invoices. If this is the case, make sure the designer will create the invoice format according to your requirements.
Responsibilities. Sample invoices will only be used as a guide. Ask for complete freedom on the selection of the printer, whether it is internal or external, as well as how you will be billed.