In This Chapter
Using the Item list to track inventory
Keeping inventory as you purchase and sell items
Using purchase orders to help track inventory
Adjusting inventory records to reflect what’s really in stock
Dealing with multiple inventory locations
Taking the lazy person’s approach to inventory
For small and growing businesses, inventory is one of the toughest assets to manage. First, of course, you need to physically care for stuff. Second, you have to make sure that you don’t run out of some item or have too much of some other item.
QuickBooks (fortunately) provides elegant sophistication in its inventory management features, making inventory management easy. With a little jiggering, you can probably get it to work in any simple case — and even in many complex cases.