Did you read our setup guide about how to to create invoices in different languages? If you haven’t read it yet, please click here to read it before reading this guide.
When you install Simple Invoice, it automatically creates a “default” invoice template for your store. The language of the default template is English. All text fields of the default template are inline editable and you can translate it into your own language.
If you are selling products in just one country, it is better to use just the default template, it simplifies all the invoicing workflow. If you are selling globally, you can use the “Multi-Language” functionality of Simple Invoice to send invoices according to the language of your customer.
Let’s say that you have activated English and German in your Simple Invoice account:
According to this setup:
You have a default invoice template in English. You have an invoice template for Germany in German. You have an invoice template for the United States and the United Kingdom in English.
- Customers from Germany will automatically receive their invoices in German.
- Customers from the United States will automatically receive their invoices in English.
- The rest of the world will receive their invoices in English since your “Default” template is also English.
As stated above, all text fields are inline editable and the default template can be translated into any language. For example, you can quickly translate it into German by replacing the words. You can also separately customize your English and German invoice templates from the “Customize Templates” section.
What about countries like Luxembourg?
Luxembourg has 3 national languages. Luxembourgish, German and French. It is not technically possible for us to detect the visitor’s native language. Because of this reason, your customers from Luxembourg will receive the default template as an invoice.
Why I’m not able to send invoices from my Shopify dashboard in different languages?
If you have added multiple languages and trying to send invoices from the “Orders” page of your Shopify dashboard, Simple Invoice can only send the “default” template. Shopify offers a limited amount of slots for the “More Action” button and apps can only add basic actions into the “More Actions” button. You can only Print, Download or Send the default template from the “Orders” page of your Shopify dashboard.
If you wish to manually send invoices in different languages, you can send it from the “Orders” page of Simple Invoice. Open Simple Invoice from the Apps section of your Shopify dashboard and you’ll be automatically redirected to the orders page of Simple Invoice. You can send your invoices according to the screenshot below.
Can I send invoices automatically in the language of my customers?
If you have activated the automatic invoice delivery functionality of Simple Invoice, your customers will receive their invoices according to their country they select during the checkout. For example, if your customers are from Germany. They will automatically receive their invoice in German.
A highly detailed tutorial about sending invoices can be reached from there: How to send invoices?