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How to Send Automatic Receipts or Invoices in VirtueMart 2.0

The Situation

You want to make your life a little bit easier by having VirtueMart automatically send your customer an invoice or receipt as soon as they have purchased something from you.

VirtueMart will send an automatic email to your customer by default, but if you want to attach a PDF invoice to this email, read on.

The Solution

Go to Components -> VirtueMart

Click on Configuration

Go to the Checkout tab

At the bottom you should see Default Order Status to send an invoice.  Here is where you can set up automated receipts and invoices.  Simply select which Order status(es) you would like to trigger an auto-invoice or auto-receipt (normally this would be Confirmed) and then Save.

VirtueMart automated invoice

To be on the safe side, always do a test run to make sure that your invoices display the information that you would like them to.

Alternatively, if you just want an easy life (or are short on time) I personally love ARTIO’s VirtueMart PDF Invoice Generator which makes sending automatic invoices and automatic delivery notes a doddle.  It’s also great for tailoring your invoice template to be able to look the way you want, as it uses a standard Joomla editor (same as you would use for normal Joomla articles) and therefore no need to get your hands dirty with back end code.  Hurrah!

If you get stuck, or have any questions just pop your comment below or contact us and we’ll get right back to you.

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Sara Thornton

Sara is a Jack (or Jill) of many trades. A web designer and developer, an ethical SEO implementer, an AdWords advocate, as well as being our in house user-guide creator and trainer. In her spare time she loves a bendy/stretchy yoga session, and feels most happy when she's near the ocean (ideally with a ridiculously absorbing book).

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