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Vendor Purchase orders discount

I have many vendors that offer me a discount off list.  

Is it possible to have a column on the PO to reflect the discount amount?

Is it possible to have a line at the bottom to reflect the discount amount?

When i receive/enter the bill on the discounted PO, I need the discounted amount to show.

I have large orders with many line items. if i have to figure out my discount on each line item it will take me hours to do a PO.


thanks for any help

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Vendor Purchase orders discount

Let me share some information on how to customize your purchase order template, @dek1119.


At this time, the feature to customize your purchase order by adding a column for the discount amount is unavailable in QuickBooks Desktop. 


That feature will really save your time in figuring out the discount per item. I'll be sure to take note of it and send them to our Product Development team. 


Here's more information on how to create purchase orders in QuickBooks Desktop. To know more about the A/P workflow in QuickBooks Desktop.


I'm always here if you need more help tracking the money you owe to your vendors. Have a wonderful day!

Level 2

Vendor Purchase orders discount

Soooooo, if i dont figure out the discount on my PO I'll have to do it when I receive the bill?

is there anyway I can set up a vendor with an across the board discount on all po's?


Vendor Purchase orders discount

Hello @dek1119,


You can manually create a service item with a negative amount as the discount of your bill when receiving the item.

  1. Go to Lists.
  2. Select Item List.
  3. Under Item, select New.
  4. Choose Service.
  5. Enter Discount as the name of your service item.
  6. Click OK.

I've got these income and expenses articles about vendor transactions and other related tasks.


I'll be here to assist if you have any other questions.

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