Using Tradeshift as a platform for your business interactions almost always starts with e-invoicing. For small businesses, Tradeshift provides a free professional e-invoicing solution that works immediately with all buyers, whether they’re on the system or not. And for the enterprises who work with these suppliers and want them to use it too, Tradeshift sees more uptake than any other alternative.

True e-invoicing is dependent on integration of IT between the sender and receiver through a platform like Tradeshift -- invoices simply emailed in a format like PDF don’t qualify since they aren’t broadly machine readable without OCR, versus open formats like XML and UBL.