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QuickBooks 2013 For Dummies by Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA

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Adding Vendors to Your Vendor List

Adding vendors to your Vendor list works the same basic way as adding customers to your Customer list. Here’s how to get the job done:

1. Choose VendorsVendor Center or click the Vendors icon at the top of the screen.

QuickBooks displays the Vendor Center window. Along with listing your vendors, it lists any sales tax agencies that you identified as part of setting up Sales Tax items.

2. Click the New Vendor button, and then choose the New Vendor command from the menu that appears.

QuickBooks displays the Address Info tab of the New Vendor window, as shown in Figure 3-13. You use this window to describe the vendors and all their little idiosyncrasies.

tip.eps If you click the New Vendor button and choose the Add Multiple Vendors command, QuickBooks displays a worksheet you can use to describe multiple vendors at a time.

3. Enter the vendor name.

The cursor is already in the Vendor Name text box. All you have to do is type the vendor’s name as you want it to appear on the Vendor list. If you want to list your vendors by company name, enter the company name. To list them by the first or last name of the sales representative, enter one of these names. Just remember that the list is going to sort, alphabetically or numerically, by the information you enter in this field, not by the information below.

4. (Optional) Enter the name of your contact.

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