Over the past several months Intuit has been making changes to QuickBooks Online “Plus” to improve features that make tracking Inventory a real possibility.
View/manage/add and search for inventory.
To get started, click Gear > Products and Services.
“New item” drawer.
Clicking New now displays a drawer that lets you create a new product or service, classify it, upload a photo, and enter details. Gear > Lists > Products and Services > New.
Three Item types.
Previously, QuickBooks Online supported two product and service types — items and services. Now there are three Item types:
- Inventory item1: an item you buy and/or sell that you track quantity on hand for.
- Non-inventory item: an item you buy but don’t track quantity on hand for, like the nuts and bolts used in installation.
- Service: a service you provide to customers, like landscaping or tax preparation.
Re-classify multiple items at once.
If you need to change the item type on many items, you can now batch edit them (between service items and non-inventory items only). Gear > Lists > Products and Services > select multiple items > Change type.
To change the type of a single non-inventory or service item, double-click it in the Products and Services list and click Change type at the top of the drawer.
Here’s a summary of the item type changes QuickBooks Online supports: