Whenever a business runs out of something, they usually replenish their supplies using a vendor. For this reason, it is important that they can easily keep track of the vendors they use and the item list for each. In Inventory, users will be able to build and maintain the vendors used by their company.
Creating a new vendor
The vendor setup page will display any previous vendors that have been set up for your organization. To create a new vendor, click Add.
Vendor Name, Vendor Code, and Status will be the first fields you will fill out. If the Vendor is a Service Vendor, check the service vendor option. In Inventory, Service Vendors will provide different services to the business, like lawn care, rather than item orders. You can learn more about how Service Vendors will come into play for users in the Invoice article here.
Next, you will provide the vendor address and ` ledger #. The vendor code and vendor ledger will be used and displayed in later interfaces.
Beneath that will be two fields where you can provide contact information for the vendor.
The last field will be where you can outline the financial terms for the vendor.
Assigning Vendors to Stores
After building your new vendors, they will be assigned to the stores that make up your hierarchy. To do so, click the Assign button at the top right hand corner of the page.
The next page will display all of the Vendors that have been built. You can search for a vendor by using the filter bar. From here, choose the Vendors you would like to add and click Next.
The next page is where you will select the stores you would like to assign the vendors to. Clicking the top-level checkbox for a group will select all of the stores beneath it. You can also select stores individually. The vendors that you are adding will be listed on the left side of the page.
Once you are finished choosing the stores, click Done.