Free Sales Receipt Template for Excel 2007 – 2016

Creating sales receipts belongs to the canon of standard business practices, just as with writing invoices. Issuing a sales receipt can be a lot easier than issuing an invoice and with the correct template, it’s like child’s play. But what needs to be considered when creating a sales receipt there goes our sales recipe templet!

Our free sales receipt templet is an acknowledgment confirming the payment for a service or a product. The document typically shows the date and time that the purchase was made, the items purchased, the amount, the method of payment and the store details if the item was purchased from a brick and mortar store as opposed to over the internet.

Sales Receipt Template

Use for MS Word, OpenOffice, and Google Docs



By law, the electronic receipts issued by vendors must comply with the regulations in the location that the sales receipt was issued i.e. where the vendor is located. The regulations of the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) must be adhered to and in many cases, this means that the vendor has to indicate the card or bank used on the sales receipt as well as the transaction date and the authorization number. The signatures of both the vendor and the customer need to be present as well as a description of the products, a description of the transaction type, and the amount of tax paid. If the customer used a different currency then the conversion needs to be shown.

An invoice is a request for payment. It is generally a list of the products ordered or the services obtained and also features prices, credits, discounts, taxes, and the total amount. Many invoices state when the customer has to pay by (usually around 30 days), and whether there’s a discount if they are able to settle the bill earlier. You will most often find information related to the business such as the address, telephone number, fax number, and website address provided on an invoice. A sales receipt shows that payment has been made and that a sale has been finalized. It can act as proof of ownership should something go awry. They are similar to invoices in that they include the goods or services, prices, credits, discounts, taxes, the total amount paid, and the method of payment. There’s also the vendor’s contact information, but not much customer information since this acts as a receipt i.e. the customer’s proof of purchase.