If you manually enter sales summaries directly into QuickBooks, or if you
use an external POS software application (other than QuickBooks POS) that
interfaces with QuickBooks to automatically enter your sales summaries,
you'll need to set up each Item to be tracked in QuickBooks.
Items are what you enter on QuickBooks sales forms to represent things you
sell. For each product, service, or other charge, you want to track, you should
create either an inventory part
item, a non-inventory
part item, a service item,
or an other charge
Also if you want to track your sales tax in QuickBooks, you must
set up sales tax in
QuickBooks so you can summarize your daily sales tax collections.
Here's a sample Item list, with the types of items you would use in
QuickBooks to summarize daily sales:
AM/FM Radio (inventory part item)
Cordless Phone (inventory part item)
Phone cord (non-inventory part item)
Service call (service item)
Shipping (other charge item)
Overage (other charge item)
Shortage (other charge item)
Bayshore County Sales Tax (sales tax item for your location)
You'll use these items when you enter a sales summary invoice.