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Will we ever get actual purchase orders?

QuickBooks Team

Will we ever get actual purchase orders?

There are a couple of scenarios I can think of about managing purchase orders in QuickBooks Online, @mjerkovic.


If you want to print a purchase order, here are the steps how:


  1. Click +New, and then select Purchase order under the Vendors section.
  2. Tap Print at the bottom, and then choose the Print option when you're ready. Alternatively, you may select the Download button so you have a copy of your purchase orders.

  3. Pick all the preferences you wish like the color, pages, etc., and then click Print again to continue.

If you already created one, the following are the steps you can follow:


  1. Go to the Expenses menu, and then select the Vendors tab.
  2. Choose the vendor name from the list associated with the purchase order.
  3. Open the said purchase order, and then follow Steps 2-3 above.

If you wish to do this in bulk, you may perform the steps below:

  1. Tap the Expenses tab.
  2. Select all the purchase orders you want, and then click Print transactions under the Batch actions drop-down.


Also, QuickBooks Online has several reports that will help you keep track of your purchase orders. Here's how to run a report:


  1. Click the Reports menu at the left pane.
  2. From the Standard tab, go to Expense and vendors.
  3. Choose any of the following reports you wish to run or customize:
  • Open Purchase Order List- shows your open purchase orders, grouped by vendor.
  • Open Purchase Order Detail- highlights your open purchase orders, grouped by item and/or account. Includes the total, received, and balance quantities and amounts.
  • Purchases by Product/Service Detail- outlines your purchases, grouped by product or service.
  • Purchases by Vendor Detail- gives information about your purchases, grouped by vendor.


If you mean anything else, just click the Reply button so I can assist you further. I'll be looking forward to your reply. Have a good one.

Level 1

Will we ever get actual purchase orders?

This is the typical, useless, quickbooks reply. You know that you do not actually have purchase orders. Where is the custom form? It simply defaults to your invoice form. 

Why are there no units of measure? Why cant I have ship to addresses for projects? Why can't I subtotal lines? Why isnt there a deposit field? I can go on, but I believe that you can see my point. 

QuickBooks Team

Will we ever get actual purchase orders?

Thanks for the clarification, @mjerkovic.


Being able to customize your purchase orders in QuickBooks Online is an excellent idea. While this isn't an option, I recommend sending your feedback to our product developers. This way, they can review and consider your suggestions to improve your QuickBooks experience. 


Here's how to send feedback:


  1. Click the Gear icon ⚙️ at the top, and then select Feedback.

  2. Enter your comments or product suggestions, like "I want to be able to customize my purchase orders" and then choose Next.
  3. You'll be provided a list of suggested Help articles related to your comment. You can read through them or tap Skip and send message.
  4. From the drop-down, choose the appropriate category, then click Send message.


To track your feature request, you can visit our QuickBooks Online Feature Requests website. For more details, please check out this article: How to send feedback in QuickBooks Online.


Also, I encourage you to visit our  QuickBooks Online Blog to keep up with the recent news and product updates.


You'll want to personalize QuickBooks Online to work the way you want it to. To achieve this, simply modify some preferences on the Account and Settings page. For more insights, please review this resource: Edit company settings.


Stay tuned with our product updates. Feel free to get back here in the Community if you need more help. Have a nice day.

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Will we ever get actual purchase orders?

Again, your instructions on providing feedback is a useless, generic, answer. You message boards are filled with thousands of users that would agree with me. I have provided countless feedback posts without a SINGLE one being addressed. These are not rocket science requests but simple, basic, features, that should have been included at launch.  

As an Intuit investor, I request a that your investor relations team reach out to me and provide an actual update. 

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