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An itemized statement or written account of goods sent to a purchaser or consignee by a vendor that indicates the quantity and price of each piece of merchandise shipped.

A consular invoice is one used in foreign trade. It is signed by the consul of the nation to which the merchandise is shipped. Such an invoice facilitates the entry through the destination country, since the quality and value of the shipment are verified prior to its arrival.


(Bill), noun account, account rendered, note, reckoning, statement, statement of account, statement of obligations, statement particularizing debts due, tab


(Itemized list), noun account of goods shipped, account of merchandise, bill of lading, check list, enumeration, inventory, itemized account, libellus, list of goods, list of items, list of items shipped, list of mercantile goods, merchandise specification, schedule, schedule of items and their respective prices
Associated concepts: uniform commercial code
See also: assess, charge, register

INVOICE, commerce. An account of goods or merchandise sent by merchants to their correspondents at home or abroad, in which the marks of each package, with other particulars, are set forth. Marsh. Ins. 408; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t. An invoice ought to contain a detailed statement, which should indicate the nature, quantity, quality, and price of the things sold, deposited, &c. 1 Pardess. Dr. Com. n. 248. Vide Bill of Lading; and 2 Wash. C. C. R. 113; Id. 155.

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Normalizing reasons is key in allowing a more accurate analysis of why debit memos are issued, which is currently a challenge due to the myriad of diverse reason terms used throughout the industry.
What we tend to do, and I think we are getting away from it now, is just redisposition of our backlog of old debit memos.
Put CASH TRANSACTIONS into numerical sequence, followed by ticket exchanges (including even exchanges), refunds, debit memos, recall commissions, credit memos, etc.
We immediately found that at the end of January, she transferred some funds through debit memos.
Speaking at a roundtable debate in Doha hosted by Arabian Travel News , agents revealed that they were regularly forced to pay up out of their own pay checks to make up the shortfall on "shortcollections" (if a client is quoted the wrong fare); or to pay off airline Agency Debit Memos (ADMs).
Be sure to include any credit or debit memos issued against an invoice to improve the success rate.
In addition to time and cost inefficiencies, such errors also resulted in airline debit memos to ticket issuers, the company said.
The most important information for credit and collections are invoices, debit memos, credit memos, payments, receipts, PODs, packing slips, sales orders, purchase orders, contracts, collections logs, deduction forms, dispute logs and write-off approvals.
Upon a more careful audit, one could have seen that debit memos were phony (charged back discounts that customers earned), they recognized a trade discount immediately and not when earned and they discontinued aging the accounts payable.
The other is CashApply, which can apply cash received via lockbox, ACH' or EDI to a company's accounts receivable system and create debit memos that are immediately passed through to DMS.