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What is proforma in shipping?

An abridged or estimated invoice sent by a seller to a buyer in advance of a shipment or delivery of goods. Pro forma invoices are commonly used as preliminary invoices with a quotation, or for customs purposes in importation. They differ from a normal invoice in not being a demand or request for payment.

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Just so, what is a proforma document?

The term pro forma (Latin for "as a matter of form" or "for the sake of form") is most often used to describe a practice or document that is provided as a courtesy or satisfies minimum requirements, conforms to a norm or doctrine, tends to be performed perfunctorily or is considered a formality.

Likewise, why do you need a proforma invoice? A proforma invoice is a document sent to a buyer under certain circumstances – usually before all details of the sale are known. You could also issue a proforma invoice if you need to provide a sales document for goods or services that you have not yet supplied, or to declare the value of goods for customs purposes.

Thereof, what is the difference between a proforma invoice and an invoice?

Proforma invoice is used for the creation of sales, whereas invoice is used for confirmation of sale. Proforma invoice is provided by the seller, on the request of the buyer before the placement of the order. As opposed to invoice, which is issued by the seller to the buyer to request payment of goods delivered.

What is the meaning of Performa?

adjective. according to form; as a matter of form; for the sake of form. Commerce. provided in advance of shipment and merely showing the description and quantity of goods shipped without terms of payment: a pro forma invoice. Accounting.

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