Invoices vs. Sales Receipts vs. Estimates vs. Sales Order
I own a furniture store and I'm not sure if I'm handling the following situation correctly: okay, a customer orders a sofa (a sofa that I will have to order because he wants it in a specific fabric and I do not have one available in my inventory). Normally, the customer pays half down and the remainder when the item is delivered. How should I enter this (I'm pretty sure I don't use a Sales Receipt - I've been using an Invoice for this situation, but my bookkeeper told me that was incorrect and that I should set it up as an Estimate and then convert it to an Invoice was the item arrives and I receive the second and final payment. I'm confused - please help!