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BoldingCPA
Level 1

One Product with multiple variables

Trying to figure out the best way to setup a new SimpleStart client using Products. Client sells different types of apparel and is not tech savvy so I need to setup by apparel, color and size easily for them. It seems I can only prioritize by 2 of the 3 without having to create a bunch of categories and products. Is there a best practice/strategy anyone can recommend? Would appreciate some advice.

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Best answer February 02, 2021

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jamespaul
QuickBooks Team

One Product with multiple variables

Hello, BoldingCPA.

 

I'll give a brief overview on the Inventory feature. Also, I'll throw in some details on how you can record the apparel variations. 

 

The inventory module is only available in the Plus and Advanced versions. Since your client sells the apparel as products, you'll want to upgrade their subscription

 

QuickBooks Online's inventory feature offers basic functions. We're unable to set up the apparel by size and color. So, you'll want to add the items as separate items (after upgrading the subscription). 

 

To add an item: 

 

  1. Click Sales, then click the Products and Services tab.
  2. Hit the New or Add a product or service button
  3. Select Inventory.
  4. Enter the details of the apparel. 
  5. Click Save and close

 

Do this until all apparel variations are added individually. 

 

For more details about QuickBooks Online's inventory feature, you can check these articles:

 

 

However, a third-party inventory management app might be able to add variations for a single item. I recommend browsing for one in the App Center. Simply click the Apps tab in the navigation panel, then use the search bar

 

appstab.PNG

 

We're working on improving the features for QuickBooks Online. Our developers might add item variations in the future without having to use an app. For now, I suggest checking our QuickBooks Blog from time to time for updates about the program. 

 

Need to set up your client's lists, accounts or other settings? Our articles can help you out. Check out a variety of topics in the general help page. Select one then look for an article of your choice. 

 

You can ask me any other questions if you need more help with your client's QuickBooks Online account. Always here to assist. 

 

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jamespaul
QuickBooks Team

One Product with multiple variables

Hello, BoldingCPA.

 

I'll give a brief overview on the Inventory feature. Also, I'll throw in some details on how you can record the apparel variations. 

 

The inventory module is only available in the Plus and Advanced versions. Since your client sells the apparel as products, you'll want to upgrade their subscription

 

QuickBooks Online's inventory feature offers basic functions. We're unable to set up the apparel by size and color. So, you'll want to add the items as separate items (after upgrading the subscription). 

 

To add an item: 

 

  1. Click Sales, then click the Products and Services tab.
  2. Hit the New or Add a product or service button
  3. Select Inventory.
  4. Enter the details of the apparel. 
  5. Click Save and close

 

Do this until all apparel variations are added individually. 

 

For more details about QuickBooks Online's inventory feature, you can check these articles:

 

 

However, a third-party inventory management app might be able to add variations for a single item. I recommend browsing for one in the App Center. Simply click the Apps tab in the navigation panel, then use the search bar

 

appstab.PNG

 

We're working on improving the features for QuickBooks Online. Our developers might add item variations in the future without having to use an app. For now, I suggest checking our QuickBooks Blog from time to time for updates about the program. 

 

Need to set up your client's lists, accounts or other settings? Our articles can help you out. Check out a variety of topics in the general help page. Select one then look for an article of your choice. 

 

You can ask me any other questions if you need more help with your client's QuickBooks Online account. Always here to assist. 

 

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BoldingCPA
Level 1

One Product with multiple variables

Thanks for the quick reply. My client is very new and does not want to upgrade right away but you've been very helpful information

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

One Product with multiple variables


@BoldingCPA wrote:

Trying to figure out the best way to setup a new SimpleStart client using Products. Client sells different types of apparel and is not tech savvy so I need to setup by apparel, color and size easily for them. It seems I can only prioritize by 2 of the 3 without having to create a bunch of categories and products. Is there a best practice/strategy anyone can recommend? Would appreciate some advice.


 

@BoldingCPA 

They should consider having an additional app with the matrix inventory feature.

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