Meaning of “pro forma invoice” in the English Dictionary

"pro forma invoice" in Business English

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pro forma invoicenoun [ C ]

also proforma invoice uk us also pro forma ACCOUNTING, COMMERCE

an invoice, usually one sent to a new customer, asking for payment before goods or services are supplied:

To ensure a swift delivery, please complete the details below and pass this pro forma invoice on to your Accounts Department.

an invoice sent to a possible customer to give an example of prices charged:

Large organisations may request a proforma invoice purely for their internal purchasing approval process.

(Definition of “pro forma invoice” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)