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Can i add a vendor as a customer ?

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Can i add a vendor as a customer ?

Hello there, @userthanhnguyen1.


Yes, you can add your customer as your vendor. However, you need to add a character or symbol to one of the names so you can save it without any error. You can follow the steps below.


 To add a customer:

  1. Click Sales on the left menu and select the Customers tab.
  2. Click New customer on the upper-right corner. Then, type the name, address, and other necessary information and click Save.


To add a vendor:

  1. Click Expenses on the left menu and select the Vendors tab.
  2. Click New vendor on the upper-right corner and type the name, address, and other necessary information. Make sure to add a character or symbol if you're adding the name as our customer.
  3. Once completed, click Save.


Please know that when a customer is also your vendor, these types of transactions between two parties are called Barter Transactions. You may refer to this article to learn more on how to record a barter transaction: Barter transactions.


That should get you pointed in the right direction. For additional information, check out these articles:



Keep me posted on how everything goes after following these steps. I'll be here should you need anything else. Have a good day.

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