Add Suppliers to QuickBooks

A great way to start working in QuickBooks is to add your suppliers' contact info. You can import a spreadsheet all at once or add suppliers one at a time.

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Import suppliers from a spreadsheet

Import a supplier spreadsheet

In the Supplier list, click Import suppliers.

Organise Your Spreadsheet

Organise your spreadsheet to match the format of the sample below. Make sure your column titles and the order of your columns match our example.
You can download this sample file here.

Choose Your File

On the Import Supopliers page, click Browse. Select your file and click Open.

Choose Your Excel Columns

For every QuickBooks field, choose one of your Excel columns and that data will be imported into the corresponding QuickBooks field. Click Next.

Import Suppliers

Check off all of your suppliers. Click Import. Now you can access all of your suppliers in QuickBooks.

Add a new supplier

Click New Supplier

Go to the Suppliers list and click New supplier.

Fill out the supplier form

Fill out the form as needed. The only required field is the Display Name.

Locate Businesses in Your Area

If you want QuickBooks to find all of the local businesses in your area, go to the gear menu and click QuickBooks Labs.

Choose the Autocomplete widget

Choose the Autocomplete widget and the next time you enter a supplier (or customer) name in QuickBooks, it will suggest businesses in your area.