UK Accounting Glossary
A document issued by a supplier of goods that advises the customer that the goods have been sent.
An advice note is a document issued by a supplier of goods that advises the customer that the goods have been sent.
An advice note is typically received before the goods themselves and usually provides details such as the quantity of goods and how they have been sent.
Alternative terms used for an advice note is ‘advice of acceptance‘ or ‘advice of shipment.‘
An advice note is a type of business document that affirms that an order placed by a customer has in fact been received and cleared for shipment, and is now on the way.
Sometimes referred to as advice of shipment, the intent of the document is to keep the client aware of the current status of the order, and also to ensure that the customer knows in advance when to expect the order to arrive.
It had been over a month since Paul had received the advice-note from the marine merchant that stated the goods had been delivered.
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This glossary post was last updated: 3rd May 2019.