Differences between the Two Purchasing Documents

 Differences between the Two Purchasing Documents

Although the receipt and the invoice seem to be the same, there is a slight difference between the two. These can be printed from both mobiles and computers by clicking on Print a receipt (พิมพ์ใบเสร็จ, which is the term in Thai) option. Most of the time, the common people think these documents to be the same. So, here is being provided clear-cut details regarding the two.

Some Important Facts:

Invoice

Definition: It is a particular document that enlists the items the buyer wants to purchase. It also includes within it the quantity and the price.

Difference

  • The name of the selling company
  • Their address, contact number
  • G.S.T Number of the store or shop
  • The name, quantity, and price of the items
  • VAT number, store number, etc

Moreover, there are columns regarding the total price and the discounted price. Also, terms and conditions, if any, are mentioned at the very bottom of the invoices.

Receipt

Definition: It is a particular piece of paper that is used as proof of receiving the payment and delivering the products or items safely. It consists of the quantity and price only.

Difference

You can hardly see the below listed things:

  • The name of the store
  • The address
  • Mobile number
  • Price of the items
  • Date of selling and delivery etc.

In most of the cases, the stores which are not authorized or associated with any particular company, provide handmade Receipt (ใบเสร็จรับเงิน, term in Thai) to the buyers. Even, some stores do not have the necessary tax-paying IDs, PAN number and G.S.T Id number.

The first one means that you can pay even in the future and used for both online and offline delivery and it can only be generated through computers or laptops, whereas the second one means that you have already paid and is used only in case of offline delivery and can be made by both computer and laptops as well as by hand.

Conclusion 

Though it is not necessary to look for such minor details if you are there only to buy, use and throw the items always. But for the guarantee or warranty of any product, we must take care of such documents. Because these are the only proof of the date of purchasing the item which will help you to claim for any free services, warranty or repairing of the products.

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