Invoice References

Invoice References

Whenever DoubleAgent creates an invoice in FreeAgent to go with a Stripe payment from one of your customers, a reference number for the invoice is allocated.

You have three options for the FreeAgent invoice reference number:

  • If you leave Invoice reference blank, FreeAgent will allocate the reference number according to its rules about global or contact-level invoice sequencing.
  • If you set Invoice reference to {{stripe}}, Stripe's invoice number will be used on the corresponding FreeAgent invoice (assuming the payment has an invoice).
  • You can set up a per-Stripe-account sequence based on what you put in Invoice reference. This is handy if you want your invoices numbered with a product- or service-specific reference.

Here are some examples:

Invoice reference fieldFirst three references in the sequence
 <FreeAgent decides the reference>
{{stripe}}<Stripe's invoice number is used>
WIDGETWIDGET1, WIDGET2, WIDGET3
WIDGET1WIDGET1, WIDGET2, WIDGET3
WIDGET001WIDGET001, WIDGET002, WIDGET003
WIDGET 456WIDGET 456, WIDGET 457, WIDGET 458

Please note that changing the invoice starting reference starts a new sequence.