"Sales Order" vs "Invoice"... should I even bother using "Sales Orders"?
I have recently started my own clothing manufacturing company and sell my own line of clothing to retail shops at wholesale pricing. I am just now getting my company setup and organized in QuickBooks.When a retail shop places an order I am going to simply send them an "invoice" (showing what they ordered, how it will be shipped, when it will be delivered and how much the cost was etc). Once they have have payed for the items and the sale is final I of course obviously send them a "sales receipt". Very simple.I fail to see the prupose of "sales orders". Plus the "invoice" in QuickBooks looks exactly the same as the "sales order"... am I missing something here?Seems like it would be more logical and simple to use only two forms (invoice and sale receipt) rather than 3 forms (sales order, invoice, and then sales receipt)... unnecessary paper work and clutter...Anybody have any input???Thanks.