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How to resize receipt images to suit your needs.

We get many inquiries from our users on how to resize their custom receipts after they have created them with our tool.  Our receipts are generated at high resolution and larger than actual size in order to allow you to print and scale accordingly.  Let’s look at two ways to resize these receipt images using Microsoft Word and an online image resizing tool called:

First, open a blank Word document.  Next click “Insert” and choose Photo and the “Picture from File.”  Then pick the receipt .JPG image  you received.

 

Next click the image of the receipt on screen and then grab one of the corners to scale the image accordingly.  Your custom receipt can be sized this way as large or as small as you would like.

 

Once you’ve resized the custom receipt, you are ready to print your receipt.  Here, we’ve scaled the image approximately 30% smaller than the original.

 

 

A few additional tips for making your receipt look good on paper:

  • It sometimes requires resizing and printing the image to determine if it is a good size for your receipt purposes.
  • Remember, a larger receipt is going to be easier to read if you need to scan or fax your receipt output for use in your expense report or tax reimbursement.
  • Many companies now are sending digital receipts to customers via email.  These receipts are meant to be larger because they are digital receipts that were not intended for printing.
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Australia Receipts Available Now

We’re now in Australia!  Need a receipt to / from a popular tourist destination in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth? We’ve got you covered.

You can make taxi receipts, gas receipts, cafe receipts, coffee receipts or any kind of receipt you can possibly imagine.  Customize your receipt using our easy-to-use online receipt generator tool.

Taking a taxi?  Need a taxi receipt? As a rule, the passenger may request a taxi receipt from the driver and the driver must provide a receipt that is legible and contains the following details:

  • signature of the driver
  • number of the taxi
  • driver accreditation number
  • all items which make up the total fare
  • total amount paid
  • payment date
  • driver’s ABN.

Here are the most common tourist attractions in Sydney that travelers may visit and need receipts for:

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Rocks

Circular Quay

Darling Harbour

Queen Victoria Building

Sydney Tower

Bondi Beach

George Street

Royal Botanic Gardens

Kings Cross

Taronga Zoo

Hyde Park

Art Gallery of New South Wales

St Mary’s Cathedral

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New Design Launched

We’ve improved our receipt generator interface and made it easier for you to create custom receipts.   You should notice immediately that the site has a new look and feel. Here are some of the other improvements.

  • Easier to select the receipt template and enter the fields needed to generate the receipt
  • Receipt data is saved during your session to allow you to easier change template and retain your receipt information
  • Paypal payment integration has been added to single receipt and membership payment
  • Bitcoin payment integration has been added to single receipt and membership payment
  • Ability to change password
  • Receipts are now attached to the email instead of linked in-line
  • The site is MUCH faster.  We’ve reduced the CSS, Javascript and image sizes in order to greatly speed page load.  We went from 3.5 seconds to 1 second page load time on the landing page!
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New design coming soon…

We’re in the midst of a full site redesign guaranteed to make it easier to create receipts quickly and easily.  We actually crowdsourced the design from 99Designs.com and had an excellent experience throughout the process.  We had 32 designs submitted and we narrowed the field down to 6 finalists.  We liked the simplicity of this designer’s design and the 1-2-3 flow he incorporated into the receipt making process.  Take a look and let us know what you think!

 

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Special Receipt template added!

 

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We have added another receipt style called “Special” – and we think it is very slick.  It allows for point-to-point taxi service receipt generation.   This one is excellent for limo rides, private vehicle transportation, shared ride services or standard taxi or cab ride receipts.

Simply enter the Starting Location and Destination fields – and the map will update with the path.  You still need to click “generate receipt” – in order to get the pricing to render and for the complete receipt to be created.

Please take a look and let us know your thoughts.  If there are any ways we can improve this template or our service, we would love to hear from you.

 

 

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The Best Invoice Makers and Generators of 2015

For this roundup, we tested 12 online invoice services, most of which didn’t make the cut to be included here as the best players in the invoicing game.  Only 7 made the final round where we detailed the features and provided a side-by-side comparison of their services.

 

419598-side-by-side-comparisonvvvvvvvvvvvvvv  online invoices logo  invoicehome logo  zoho invoice logo        aynax.com  invoiceto.me
invoiced.com  onlineinvoices.com  invoicehome.com  invoice.zoho.com  freeinvoicecreator.com  aynax.com invoiceto.me
Price per month $9.99/month  @ 10k / month 

$29/month @ 25k / month

 

$99/month @ 100k/ month

$9 / month @ 120 invoices, 12 clients, 12 invoice layouts 

$19.95 / month @ 300 invoices, 30 clients, 30 layouts

$39.95 / month @ unlimited invoices, unlimited clients, unlimited layouts

$5 / month – Unlimited $15 / month – 500 contacts, 3 users 

$30 / month –  unlimited users, unlimited contacts

 $9.95 / month – 5 clients 

$19.95 / month – 25 clients

 

$29.99 / month – Unlimited clients – 1 staff user

 

$39.99/ month – Unlimited clients – 5 staff users

$9.95 / monthFREE for 21-days of unlimited use FREE – No paid versions available
Free Version YES – FREE 60-day trail subscription (up to $10k in invoices) YES – 30 invoices per month, watermarked invoices YES – Free up to $1k per month in invoices  YES – 1 User, 5 Customers  YES – 1 Customer  YES YES
Custom Logo  YES – Upload  YES, upload  YES – Upload or existing symbols  YES  YES YES  NO
Number of Invoice Templates  1 – (expert users can modify CSS of template for custom looks)  3 Over 300  7  2  1 NO
Save / Review Invoices YES YES YES YES  YES  YES NO
Languages  English  English  English, French, Spanish, German  English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish  English, Spanish, French  English  English
Login Connectivity  Email  Email  Google, Facebook, Windows, Yahoo, Email  Email  Email  Email  Email
Payment Gateways  Paypal, Stripe  Paypal, Paymate, eWay  PayPal, Authorize.Net, Stripe  Paypal, Paypal Pro, Authorize.net, Stripe, 2Checkout, Braintree, forte, worldpay  Paypal, Stripe, Freshbooks  Paypal  NONE
Payment Types  Credit, Bitcoin, Paypal  Credit, Paypal  Credit, Paypal  Credit, Bitcoin, Paypal  Credit, Paypal  Credit, Paypal  NONE
Email Invoice  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  NO
Customer Database  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  NO
Payment Tracking  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  NO
Secure  YES – 256-bit SSL  NO  YES – 256-bit SSL  YES – 128-bit SSL   YES – 128-bit SSL  YES – 128-bit SSL  NO
Item Inventory  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES  YES NO
Personalized Website for Invoices  YES  YES  NO  YES  YES  NO  NO
Recurring Billing  YES  YES  NO  YES  YES  NO  NO
Reporting  YES  YES  YES YES – extensive  YES  VERY LIMITED  NO
Chasing Reminders  NO  YES  NO  YES  YES  NO NO
Discounts, Promos  YES  NO  NO  YES  YES  YES  NO
Dashboard  YES – Shows billing metrics, Ave time to pay, collections efficiency, recent activity, charting of payments/invoices  YES – Invoice search, client search, overdue invoices, charting of payments/invoices  YES – Lists of invoices, overdue invoices, customers  YES – Total receivables, overdue invoices, top expenses and more  YES  – Total receivables, overdue invoices, top expenses  YES – List of invoices  NO
 Currency  AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more   AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more  AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more  AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more  AUS, CAD, CNY,EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, USD, ZAR…many more  USD  USD
 Multiple  Organizations  NO  NO  NO  YES  NO  NO  NO
Multiple Users  YES  NO  NO  YES  YES  NO  NO

 

Here are some additional notes on the online invoicing services we reviewed.

Invoiced.com

  • Smooth navigation. Excellent design.
  • Allows export of invoices to CSV format.
  • Mobile friendly website.

OnlineInvoices.com

  • Complicated setup and administration.  Too many options and settings to choose from.
  • Not secure.  No SSL encryption means your data and customers information is being exposed.

Invoicehome.com

  • Best option for custom template look/feel – with over 100 beautifully designed templates to choose from.
  • Export invoice information to XLS

Zoho.com

  • Nice wizard on startup to gather important info.
  • Smart wizards on each section to guide you through first time use and setup.
  • Professional interface.  Easy to use.
  • CRM connectivity between Zoho CRM system
  • Excellent

Freshbooks.com

  • Login process is a little strange.  You need to login to you own subdomain account only visible from an email that Freshbooks sends you upon sign-up.
  • Excellent Import/Export support of clients, invoices..etc.
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Top 5 List – Unusual Expensed Items

These are great! Here are a few very interesting things that have been expensed using our services at ExpressExpense.  Perhaps these were just for fun, but otherwise we would love to know what kind of job entails these types of expensed items!  Thanks for making us all laugh!

1. Clown Services – $250
2. $457 worth of Church’s Chicken
3. 1/8 of High Grade – Kush – Terrapin Care Station, Boulder Colorado (must have lost receipt!)
4. 1 Black Dong, 1 EZ Cuffs, 2 12oz Astrolube – really hoping this was a Bachelorette Party receipt
5. $13,000 Golf Membership

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View all Receipt Template Styles

You’ve spoken.  We’ve listened.  We added the ability to easily view the variety of template styles we offer.  It’s simple.  Pick a receipt style.  Enter the receipt information.  Save or Email the receipt.

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Generic Receipt Template added

We’ve added another template to our collection.  The Generic Receipt template can be used for any kind of transaction.  It is a good option for news stands, ice cream shops, toll booths and many other receipt applications.  Use it for small purchases or large ones.  It includes all of the standard fields from the normal receipts – date, time, location, amount, payment type, cost, tax.  Generice Receipt Template

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Free receipt templates!

We’re offering a free receipt template each month!  That’s right, completely free – gratis – zero – zilch.  Simply take a look at the receipt Styles available and one of them will be marked “FREE.”  Enter your receipt information, click Generate Receipt – and you’ll have what you need.   Enjoy!