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How do I find out where my customer's items came from

I am sort of a middle man so I purchase from one company and sell all the goods directly to the customer. Sometimes this includes multiple invoices from different vendors with the same items. When I look at a customer's invoice, is there anyway I can find out which vendor the items came from or more specifically which vendor invoices they came from? For instance, I have two companies A & B that I purchase from. I used all item lines in invoice 1 from company A and all item lines in invoice 3 from company B to make one customer invoice. Is there any way I can look at that customer invoice and know that it came from company A invoice 1 and company B invoice 3? I'm using Quickbooks destop pro 2020 if that helps. Thank you

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How do I find out where my customer's items came from

Thanks for bringing this with us, @la1139.


Currently, we're unable to locate the customer's invoices where the vendor's item came from in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). Though, we can enter the name of the vendor in the description when recording the item.


Here's how:

  1. Go to the Lists menu.
  2. Select Item List.
  3. At the bottom, click the Item drop-down arrow.
  4. Click New.
  5. Choose the Type of item from the drop-down arrow.
  6. Enter the Item Name and other information.
  7. From the Description on Purchase Transactions, enter the vendor's name.
  8. Click OK once done.

You can check this link about adding, editing, and deleting items in QBDT: Add, edit and delete items.


I've also attached some articles below for reference to customize and save reports in QBDT:

Don't hesitate to drop a comment below if you have other questions. I'm always happy to help. Take care!

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