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Difference Between Invoice and Delivery Note - Distinguish

square 1. Meaning ↓

Invoice is a bill of a sale transaction showing the amount to be paid by the buyer.

Delivery note is a note sent by the seller to the buyer informing about the despatch and delivery of goods.

difference between invoice and delivery note

square 2. Contents ↓

Invoice gives details of a sale transaction i.e. description of goods supplied, rate, expenses, amount payable, etc.

Delivery note only gives details of quantity supplied.

square 3. When Sent?

Invoice is normally sent after the despatch of goods or along with the goods.

Delivery note is sent along with the despatch of parcel.

square 4. Who Prepares?

Invoice is prepared by accounts department.

Delivery note is prepared by despatch department.

square 5. Acknowledgement ↓

In case of invoice, there is no need for any acknowledgement from the buyer.

Delivery note needs to be acknowledged.

square 6. Accounting Entries ↓

Invoice forms the basis for accounting entries in sales and purchase books.

Delivery note cannot be the basis for making entries in the books of accounts.


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