A lot is said in the online marketing field about how to drive leads to your website, how to convert potential customers and how to sell more. However, online marketing is part of a much wider thing: selling online.
So what happens when people buy your products?
That’s not the end of the story. There’s still a lot to consider in terms of managing your finances, for example, generating invoices.
In this post, we’ll focus on that, specifically WordPress invoice plugins.
We’ll talk about the importance of automating your invoices and list the 9 best WordPress invoice plugins.
Why you should get a WordPress invoice plugin
In the beginning, there were manual invoices. But the manual invoices took a significant amount of time and they all looked different.
So invoice software appeared to allow business owners to focus on what’s important, growing their business.
WordPress plugins generate online invoices and collect payments. They even allow payment scheduling and offer other cool solutions for you and your customers that would be impossible to have with manual invoices.
Of course, they don’t all have the same features and that’s why we’re going to take a look at different plugins so you can find the one for your needs.
Below, you’ll see plugins that work with main payment getaway or multiple, that support Right-to-Left languages or provide language translations, and more.
9 Best WordPress Invoice Plugins
First on our list is Sliced Invoices. This plugin is for those working with clients, not necessarily customers. With it, you can create quotes or estimates that will easily convert into invoices once your clients accept them.
You can also translate the invoices, export them in CSV format ready for Excel and add automatic tax deductions.
The main payment gateway you get is PayPal, however, you can add Stripe and other as extensions.
Sliced Invoices has one free plan and three bundles:
- Free version: unlimited invoices and quotes.
- Freelancer bundle: $79 per year. Includes Additional Tax Extension and WooCommerce Extension.
- Business bundle: $179 per year. Use it on up to 5 sites and get the Partial Payment Extension and the Stripe Payment Gateway.
- Agency bundle: $299 per year. Unlimited sites license, plus priority
- ticket support.
2. Get Paid
Next is Get Paid, a payment and invoice plugin for WordPress that you can get with its sisters products: a WordPress directory and a user profile plugin.
With Get Paid, you can offer different payment options: one-time fees, subscriptions, free trials, name the price and accept donations and tips.
Its official gateway is Stripe, but you can add others for a small price.
There are three premium plans:
- Lifetime license: $995. Use it on up to 100 websites and get premium support.
- Paying each 4 months: $99. You can use it on unlimited websites and get autoupdates. You’ll also get a 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Paying each year: $199. Includes all the features of the previous plan.
Sprout Invoices is the highest rated invoicing plugin for WordPress. And truly the amount of features they have is insane.
You get more than 10 payment integrations, unlimited invoices and estimates as well as Zapier integration.
It’s also cool for developers if you are one since they can create any custom work-flow they need, without modifying core code.
Sprout Invoices offers four plans:
- Basic: $39.50 per year. Accept PayPal and create recurring invoices.
- Plus: $79.50 per year. Accept Stripe payments and more than 10 processors.
- Pro: $149.50 per year. Includes Auto Pay Dates and Single Click payments.
- Agency: $299.50 per year. Use it on unlimited sites.
4. Simple Pay
WP Simple Pay is a user-friendly WordPress Stripe payment form builder.
Amongst its many features, you’ll find the Buy Now, Pay Later option, Charge Setup Fees and Flexible Donation Forms.
Simple Pay also helps you automatically calculate tax based on location
And besides Stripe, Simple Pay also integrates with Apple Pay, Google Pay, Klarna and others.
Simple Pay has four plans:
- Personal: $99 per year. Use it on one site and accept more than 10 payment methods.
- Plus: $199 per year. Use it on 3 sites and accept recurring payments.
- Professional: $399 per year. Use it on 10 sites and offer free trials.
- Elite: $599 per year. Use it on unlimited sites.
This WooCommerce plugin automatically adds a PDF or UBL invoice to the order confirmation emails sent out to your customers. You can generate PDF invoices in bulk and download them.
The plugin is available in multiple languages, including Dutch, English, Spanish and Russian.
Plus, with the premium extensions, you can automatically send new orders or packing slips to your printer, as soon as the customer orders.
You can get this plugin for free or paying for a license:
- 1 Site license: €59.00.
- 3 Site license: €119.00.
- 25 Site license: €249.00
Jetpack CRM has multiple tools for your business to grow, including, very important, invoices.
If you go with the free version, you’ll get a very basic service for creating invoices in PDF and not much more.
However, with the pro versions, you can get paid instantly with Stripe or PayPal, as well as choosing between allowing online payments or only accepting bank transfers.
You can download Jetpack for free or go with one of its premium plans:
- Freelancer: $11 per month. A single site license that allows you to connect with PayPal and Stripe.
- Entrepreneur: $17 per month. Unlock CRM extensions such as Mailchimp and ConvertKit.
- Reseller: $5.40 per site per month. Includes a 10 site license.
This WooCommerce plugin is completely free. It was initially created to provide the users of the Wholesales Prices extension with an invoice payment option for their wholesale customers.
The gateway lets your customers checkout without paying and you can invoice separately via your Xero, Quickbooks, MYOB or other accounting package.
It’s perfect for situations where your customers make a large order but are reluctant to pay it online. The plugin will record the invoice number which gets added to the customer’s WooCommerce invoice email.
Another WordPress invoice plugin that’s also for WooCommerce is Flexible PDF Invoices.
It allows you to create three kinds of invoices: Proforma invoices (for traditional bank transfers), automatic invoices and correction invoices (to handle refunded orders).
Flexible PDF is compatible with EU law and VAT OSS and provides translations for Spanish, Italian, Polish and more languages.
Get it for free or with one of its premium plans:
- Basic: free. Send invoices manually and manage currencies, tax rates and payment methods.
- Flexible Invoices PRO: €59 per year. Updates and support for one site as well as premium support.
- Flexible Invoices All Plugins Bundle: €99 per year. Updates and support for 25 sites and all PRO add-ons.
Finally, Print Invoice and Delivery Notes for WooCommerce.
With it, you can quickly print invoices and delivery notes on the “Orders” page and bulk print invoices and delivery notes. You can also completely customize the invoice and delivery note template.
Print Invoice and Delivery Notes for WooCommerce supports more than 42 languages, including Arabic, Polish, Japanese and Spanish. Users can always contribute with more translations.
It’s completely free!
This final option is best for developers since you won’t find support other than from the public support forums.
So there you have it, our list of the 9 best WordPress invoice plugins. Some are completely dedicated to providing invoices while others offer a wider range of features ideal for more established businesses.
Most of them have demos so if you aren’t quite sure about which one’s best for you and the free version isn’t enough, you can always get a peak at the videos.
Personally, I was really impressed with Sprout Invoices. Their amount of payment methods and level of template customization is really great. Plus, they have more than 5,000 app integrations with Zapier.
But what about you?
Do you use an invoice plugin?
If so, tell us your experience with it in the comments!