What Is a Delivery Note Used For?

A delivery note is used to confirm that a shipment has been received. The delivery note is signed by the buyer or the buyer's representative upon delivery. A copy is then given to the seller and can be used as proof of delivery.

The delivery note generally lists the description and number of items that are included in a shipment. The buyer is typically allowed to inspect the shipment before signing to ensure its condition and that everything is correct. Delivery notes are often used when sending large shipments to stores and other businesses, but they can also be used when sending shipments to individuals.