I am new to quickbooks and think I am making this way more difficult than it should be... Here are a few examples and how I am doing it now...
1. Sell a product in home that I am drop shipping, ran a credit card in the home for full amount.
On quickbooks I make an invoice for it. When I receive payment from cc company I apply the amount and add lines to deduct cc fees. ( I use square so they do it per transaction)
When my supplier bills me I mark it as an expense for COG sold.
2. Trade show. I sell 9 different products. and receive a combination of cash/card. Customer takes product from my inventory. if sell 100's of said products.
On quickbooks I create 1 invoice with each of the products (9lines) and the number sold for each. Then I assuming I will take the amount deposited from CC company and cash deposited and pay and apply to the invoice?
3. Website orders. I get like 1 or 2 a day. Do I need to make an invoice for each order? and do the whole process?
Or is there an easier way to enter sales.. Seems like a lot of steps for each sale.
I was going to answer your question, but then found this video which I think will answer your question much better! The handy chart they provide is awesome.