How to Send Automatic Receipts or Invoices in VirtueMart 2.0
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.
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.
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.
I want to reduce the size of the invoice that the business / vendor gets as they are a fast food business and want the order to print out on their print receipt. Do you know what file I need to do this on?
My apologies for my delayed response. If you’re still looking for a solution for this, can you confirm what version of VirtueMart you’re using, as there have been some improvements made to the invoices in more recent versions.
If you want an easy way to control and tailor your invoice emails and PDF receipts (including sizing), I haven’t found anything yet that beats ARTIO’s Invoice Generator for simplicity and ease of use. Well worth the €34.90.
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