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Set up your store departments in QuickBooks Point of Sale

Learn how to set up your store departments in QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale.

In QuickBooks Point of Sale, you can organize your inventory and track what you sell by department. This makes it easy to see each of your store department’s sales performance and inventory health.

You can add a new department anytime. However, the best time to do this is before you set up your inventory in Point of Sale. This way, you can organize all your products by department before you start selling.

Add a new department

  1. Go to Inventory, then select New Department.
  2. Enter a Dept code and Department name.
  3. Select the Tax ▼ dropdown menu, then choose if the items for this department are taxable or not.
  4. You can add a Markup or Margin percentage. When you assign a product to this department later, it will automatically use the markup or margin that you add here.
  5. Select Save.

Next steps: Set up your inventory and run reports by department

Set up your inventory

After you set up your departments, you can start adding what you sell and organizing them by department.

You can import your existing inventory items all at once. Or you can set up your products directly in QuickBooks Point of Sale.

Run reports by department

To run reports in Point of Sale, go to the Reports menu. Then, to see how each store department is doing, you can filter your report by department.

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