Yes, it's possible to do this from the Sales settings by following the below steps:
1. Navigate to the Settings icon in the top right of your QuickBooks file
2. Choose Account and Settings
3. Select Sales
4. Under Sales Form Content select Preferred Delivery Method
5. From here you can set the invoices to send later and Save
This will set your future invoices to default to Send Later.
Thanks for your response.
I already have this setting changed, but when I create a new invoice for an existing customer, I still have to either manually tick Send Later, or edit the preferred delivery method property and update it from "None" to "Send Later" for that customer.
Thanks for the update,
It appears there is also a way to edit this under the customer themselves which is great news!
1. Navigate to Sales - Customers
2. Select your Customer and Edit
3. Under Payment and Billing set the Preferred Delivery Method to Send Later and Save.
Thanks for actively responding, @J-J-M. The option to set the Preferred Delivery Method to Send Later and Save for all the customers at once is currently available in QuickBooks.
I know how this type of functionality would greatly help you and your business. I'll share your feedback with our developers for further review in the future updates.
For future reference, read through this article to help you learn about setting up automatic invoice reminders: Automate invoice reminders in QuickBooks Online.
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Hi Linfo Go,
Thanks for reaching out, allow me to clarify this. Changing this in your file's Settings (by accessing Settings > Account and Settings > Sales) will update it for all new customers created after you have made the change. It does not update the settings for existing customers on the file - this is not available at this time and you would need to update this for the individual customer by following the steps:
Navigate to Sales > Customers.
Select your Customer and Edit.
Under Payment and Billing, set the Preferred Delivery Method to Send Later and Save.
I realize this is an old thread, but still hadn't found an answer to this question - how to change Preferred Send Method for multiple customers. The work-around I found (I'm using QB Desktop) was to go to Add Multiple Customer Jobs from the Custom Center. From there, Customize Columns to add Preferred Send Method. While you still need to change each, significantly easier than editing each individual customer.
I appreciate the effort in looking for a work around, jbrooks7676.
The option to change the Preferred Send to Method for multiple customers is currently unavailable in QuickBooks Desktop.
However, you can also export your customer lists to an excel file. This way, you can easily change multiple customer information such as Preferred Send to Method.
To export customer list:
Here's an article for more information about the export and import process: Import/export CSV files.
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It's great to see you here today, @davisfarm. I’ll share some steps you can try to get the details you need.
We can run the Sales by Customer Type Detail report and print it. From there, we can filter it so we’ll be able to include the delivery method. You can also pull up the Transaction List by Customer report if you’d like to show the shipping details.
If you’re using QuickBooks Online, go to Reports on the left pane and enter Sales by Customer Type Detail or Transaction List by Customer. After that, proceed with the steps below:
However, if you’re using QuickBooks Desktop, please follow the steps below:
The Ship via option in QuickBooks Online is an open text field and there isn't yet a way to create drop-down fields for shipping type. On the other hand, the Ship details column in QuickBooks Desktop is used to manage the shipping details from the new Sales Order Fulfillment Worksheet dashboard.
For more tips about personalising the style and details of your reports, you can visit these articles:
Once done, you can save the report so you won’t have to go through the same process again and track the sales order seamlessly:
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I would like lto set a preferred delivery method for all new invoices to send immediately. We use a 3rd party platform for invoice creation, which then sends the invoice to QBO. Currently, we then have to go into QBO and email the customer.
I know a way how you can set a preferred delivery method in QuickBooks Online.
Yes, we can set a preferred delivery method for your customers in the Customer information window. However, the program will still offer us all the important functions from printing to emailing an invoice when we create an invoice for our customers. This way, we'll no longer have to go to another menu or page just perform a specific task for the invoice.
Here's how to set a preferred delivery method:
I encourage checking out this article that will help you in personalizing and designing your invoices.
I'm still here if you have any other concerns or further questions. Assistance is just a post away.
I have steps to set your customer's preferred delivery method in QuickBooks Desktop, @TommyJr. And I'm happy to outline the detailed steps with you.
Let's visit the Send Forms preferences menu to set the delivery method. Let me show you how:
Once done, you can close and then reopen QuickBooks. It will refresh the program and implement all changes to your sales forms accordingly.
If it's time to send sales forms to customers, you can follow the easy steps in this article to achieve your task: Email sales forms, invoices, and statements in QuickBooks Desktop.
Additionally, check out these articles below to help you personalize sales forms and fix some email issues in QuickBooks:
You can always count on me whenever you need help managing your customer's transactions in QuickBooks. I'm always here to back you up. Keep safe.