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Due Date on Purchase Orders

How can I change the default due date on purchase orders (not the terms for payment, but the date the ordered items are due)? I don't want to have to change it every time a PO is created.

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Best answer 07-16-2019

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Due Date on Purchase Orders

Thanks for the prompt response, @ckennedy1.


The purchase order due date is based on the set payment terms. For example, if you want the transaction due within a specific number of days from the PO date, create a term with that setting. 


Here's how:

  1. Go to the Lists menu.
  2. Select Customer & Vendor Profile Lists and choose Terms List.
  3. Click the Terms drop-down and choose New.
  4. On the Terms field, enter the term name.
  5. Fill out all necessary information.
  6. Hit OK.

Term 1.PNG Term 2.PNG Term 3.PNG

For more information, take a look at this article: Set up payment terms.

 

Now, create a purchase order and try switching the terms. It will change the PO's due date as well. Check out the screenshots below for visual reference:

 

 

 


Reach out to me if you have any other concern. I’m more than happy to help. Take care!
 

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Due Date on Purchase Orders

Glad to see you again in the Community, @ckennedy1.

Setting a default due date on purchase orders is currently unavailable. I’m passing it along to the right department for consideration in the near future.


For more information about this type of transaction, refer to this article: Create a purchase order.


In the meantime, you have to manually change it each time when creating PO. Suggestions like this help us determine what enhancements and improvements are needed to make the product more effective and convenient to use.

 

While we continue to make your experience with us even better, I recommend checking the newest features of QuickBooks Desktop by following the steps below:

  1. Go to the Help menu.
  2. Click New Features.
  3. Choose either New Feature Tour or What's New.

Please let me know if you have any other concerns. I’m always here to help. Have a good one!
 

Level 2

Re: Due Date on Purchase Orders

That's interesting. For some of my vendors the date automatically sets 30 days in the future, but some it sets to the next day.

QuickBooks Team

Re: Due Date on Purchase Orders

Thanks for the prompt response, @ckennedy1.


The purchase order due date is based on the set payment terms. For example, if you want the transaction due within a specific number of days from the PO date, create a term with that setting. 


Here's how:

  1. Go to the Lists menu.
  2. Select Customer & Vendor Profile Lists and choose Terms List.
  3. Click the Terms drop-down and choose New.
  4. On the Terms field, enter the term name.
  5. Fill out all necessary information.
  6. Hit OK.

Term 1.PNG Term 2.PNG Term 3.PNG

For more information, take a look at this article: Set up payment terms.

 

Now, create a purchase order and try switching the terms. It will change the PO's due date as well. Check out the screenshots below for visual reference:

 

 

 


Reach out to me if you have any other concern. I’m more than happy to help. Take care!
 

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Level 2

Re: Due Date on Purchase Orders

Thank you so much! It didn't click in my mind that the due date was the date that payment was due, no the date we expected delivery before.

QuickBooks Team

Re: Due Date on Purchase Orders

You're welcome, @ckennedy1.

 

I'm glad to come across this post and address your concern regarding PO's due date. 

 

If you have any other concerns, let me know. I'm always here and ready to help. Have a great day!

Level 1

Re: Due Date on Purchase Orders

I would like to have the option of either no date or "TBD" for open blanket orders.

QuickBooks Team

Re: Due Date on Purchase Orders

Thanks for joining the thread, @LoyeH.

 

The option to select either No Date or TBD for open blanket purchase orders is currently unavailable. QuickBooks will only process the blanket purchase orders with specific dates.

 

But I want to let you know that your voice matter and we're taking note of your feedback and suggestions to improve the experience we're providing. 

 

For now, you can visit our Blog to learn what new updates are being released, as well as additional references while working with QuickBooks. 

 

Please don't hesitate to get back to me if you have any additional questions about QuickBooks. Have a great day.

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