Back ordered items (Items not in stock): When a customer
purchases a product that you do not have in stock, enter the purchase as a
pending sale. When the product is delivered to the customer and the customer
pays for the order, mark the sale as final.
Order entry: When you receive an order from a customer,
enter the order as a pending sale. When the customer pays for the order, mark
the sale as final.
Draft approval: When you need approval for a billing draft
before you permanently enter it into QuickBooks, enter the draft as a pending
sale. When the draft is approved, mark the sale as final.
Pending sales do not appear in registers, do not affect account balances,
and—with the exception of the pending sales report—do not affect
reports. You cannot mark a transaction which already has payments against it as