Go to Account and Settings, Sales, Products and services and turn-on Show SKU column. You will also need to make sure that you have turned on "Show Items table on expense and purchase forms" which is under Expenses, Bills and expenses under Account and Settings.
The sku number comes from the item screen, enter the sku on each item in the sku block in the products & services list.
Good point, Rustler
I had not realized that they were trying to manually enter the SKU number in the PO, I assumed that they had added it to the product and service item and it was not showing up on the PO.
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Answering with no additional comment related to Purchase Order form customization status in QBO. Just Ridiculous as said.
Where there is a will there is a way.
While I agree that Intuit should allow users to customize what "prints" on a Purchase Order form and don't agree that you can add the SKU field to a PO and yet it will not print on paper, you can always "right-click" and print to PDF while you are in the Purchase Order that "does" show the SKU number and then print that to paper if it is absolutely necessary to do so. I personally don't print things out on paper anymore, I PDF everything. And while it is not pretty, the snip-it of the PDF copy of the PO I created attached does include the SKU number.
We'll keep working to improve your experience using QBO, @Vespucci.
Currently, the SKU column will not print on a PO regardless on the number of pages. I suggest adding the SKU information to the Description field so it appears on the printed purchase order. You can check out the screenshot below for your future reference.
Please know that we're taking note of all your requests. I'd make sure to pass these along to our Product Development Team. These help us improve our products and services. To help you stay current on all the program news and updates, see this helpful link: QBO Blog.
For more details about how purchase order works for your business, you can read through this article: How To Use Purchase Order. I'd suggest running any PO reports to help keep track of your vendor balances.
Keep me in the loop if there's anything else you need. Have an awesome day.
I followed these instructions and the SKUs are showing on the PO, but do not print on the paper PO.
Thanks for joining this thread, @Tom2400.
I appreciate you for following the instructions given by my colleague RaymondJayO. As he stated above, printing the purchase order doesn't include the SKU column.
I understand how this option would benefit you and other users. I'll submit this feature request on your behalf to our product engineers so they'll include this in the future.
In the meantime, you can consider the workaround provide by colleague on adding the SKU information to the Description field. I've added some images below for visual reference.
You can also visit our QuickBooks Online Blog page to learn some news and updates on what's new in QuickBooks Online.
Then, in case you want to learn how to record a retainer or a deposit in your QBO account, you can read this great article for reference: Record a Retainer or Deposit.
Also, visit our Income and expenses page for QBO to learn some tips on managing your expenses.
As always, visit our Help articles page for QuickBooks Online to learn and read some helpful articles for future reference.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have other concerns or questions. We're always here to help. Take care!
I entered my SKU numbers and the show in a column on the purchase order, Great!. When I print, they do not. Only the descriptions print out. I need the SKUs printed on the paper PO. How do I do this.
Thanks for getting back to this thread, @Tom2400.
I'm glad that you can now finally entered the SKU number on your purchase order transaction. Currently, printing the purchase order with the SKU column is unavailable.
In the meantime, I suggest adding the SKU information to the Description field so it will appear on the printed purchase order.
Finding new ways to adapt to our customers’ needs is how QuickBooks gets even better. I'll take note of your request, and will update you once we received product enhancement about the availability of this option.
Your feedback helps our Product Development team decide which feature will be implemented in the future update.
For future reference, you may want to visit this article on how to personalize your forms, change the design, and add an info: Customize your invoices, estimates, and sales receipts in QuickBooks Online.
Please know that you're always welcome to post if you have any other concerns. Have a good day!