How to use purchase order

Purchase orders are easy to use in QuickBooks Online. With just a few steps you can complete the following tasks.

  • Enable a purchase order.
  • Enter a purchase order.
  • Apply a purchase order toward a transaction.
  • Receive or pay part of a purchase order.
  • Run purchase order reports.

What is a purchase order (PO)?

A purchase order (PO) is a document you can send to a vendor. Using a purchase order accomplishes the following:

  • It states your intent to purchase products or services from a vendor.
  • It defines the details of the purchase, such as quantities and prices.
  • If your vendor accepts your PO, it means you have an agreement with them to receive those products or services under the terms given.

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