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Purchase Order Screen – Basics

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Your PayGo software is designed to keep all aspects of your business running smoothly, and naturally that extends to your ordering. With PayGo, you are able to create & commit purchase orders, add new inventory, and ensure that your store is always stocked with your most important items, all in one simple-to-use place. 

Accessing your Purchase Orders

All information on purchase orders can be found on your central Purchase Orders screen, accessed via the Menu button. You can create a new purchase order by clicking the New Purchase Order button, or you can click the Plus button next to the Purchase Orders button on your Menu. Both methods will open the Order Creation – Purchase Order screen. If you’re looking for a previously-created purchase order, you can search for it in the Purchase Orders screen by clicking the List Open POs button at the top of the screen, or by searching for the purchase order in the Search bars to the left of the screen. You can also search for purchase orders by clicking the Magnifying Glass button next to the Purchase Orders button on your Menu, which will open a search window.

Note: For more information on creating and committing a purchase order through PayGo, see Creating a Purchase Order.


Close: This button will exit out of the screen and bring you back to your central screens. Your work will be saved automatically.

PO Central: Clicking this will open your central Purchase Orders screen.

New Vendor: Clicking this button will bring you to the Vendor/Consignor/Manufacturer Entry screen, where you can add a new vendor to your PayGo software.

New Inventory: This button will bring you to the Inventory Quick Add Screen, where you can add new inventory to PayGo.

For more information on adding items, see Adding Inventory to PayGo with the Inventory Quick Add Screen

Items Needed: If you have added a vendor to the Vendor Information box, this button will open the Find Screen where you can check if you have any items from this vender that need to be reordered, as based on their set minimum and maximum inventory counts. This can be changed or added via each inventory item’s Product Screen.

For more information on the product screen, see Product Screen – Basics

All Items: If you have added a vendor to the Vendor Information box, this button will open the Inventory Items search screen, where you can see a list of every inventory item you purchase from that vendor.

Import File: This will open the Import PO Buddy screen, where you can upload an inventory spreadsheet. Recommended files include:

  • Tab-separated text document (.tab or .txt)
  • Comma-separated text document (.csv or .txt)
  • Microsoft Excel document, preferably single sheet (.xls)

 Commit PO: This will post the purchase order and change its status to Waiting to Receive Order.


Vendor Information box

In the Vendor Information box, you will see two tabs: Name and Summary. In the Name tab, enter the vendor name and information.

  • If you are ordering through a vendor that you have already added to your PayGo software, that vendor’s information will auto-populate when you choose their name in the drop-down menu that appears when you click in the Vendor Name field.
  • If you have chosen a vendor that you would like to change basic information for, you can click the pencil button next to the Vendor Name field. This will take you to the Vendor/Consignor/Manufacturer Entry screen, where you can change or update your records.
  • If you are ordering from a new vendor and need to enter their information into your software, click the New Vendor button at the top of the screen. This will take you to the Vendor/Consignor/Manufacturer Entry screen.

In the Summary tab, you can view the Account NumberPayment Terms, and On Order Balance associated with the vendor selected. Both the Account Number and Payment Terms fields are populated by the information provided in the Vendor/Consignor/Manufacturer Entry screen. To view the On Order Balance for the specified vendor, click on the word Set next to the field.

Order Information Box

In the Order Information box, you are able to enter shipping and payment information for this purchase order under three tabs: Order InfoShip To, and Bill To.

The Order Info tab is where you can enter details about when the order has been placed, when it should arrive, which store the order is for, and information on any possible order cancellation. In the Ship To tab, you are able to set where the purchase order is being sent. And in the Bill To tab, you can set who will be paying for the purchase order. If you have an invoice through PayGo that you’d like to link to the purchase order, you can add a link to that in the Invoice Link field by clicking the blue Check Mark icon to the right of the field. When an invoice ID is added to this field, you can click on it to automatically open the invoice in a new window.

 Totals Box

The Totals box is where you will set all cost information, from discounts to shipping and handling costs to any possible insurance paid on the shipment.

Search for Item Box

To find an item that you have previously ordered using PayGo’s Purchase Order tools, enter the item’s information in the Item field, located in the Search For Item box. To perform a search, click anywhere outside of the field and you will be taken to the Inventory Items screen where all items meeting your search terms will be listed. On this screen, you can click the Omit Discontnd button to omit all discontinued items from the search. You can also sort the item list by clicking the Sort button, which will take you to a pop-up screen where you can choose how you would like to sort.

From there, you can add items to your purchase order in a few ways:

  • To add all items in the list to your purchase order, click the Set All to PO button.
  • To add one item on the list to your purchase order, click the plus sign to the left of each item.
  • To add a certain amount of each item, type in the number you would like to add in the Set Qty field, and then click the Add button at the top right of the screen.
  • To add an item to the purchase order that you have not previously had in your store, click the New Inventory button at the top of the Purchase Order Screen. This will take you to the Inventory Quick Add screen.

The items on your purchase order will appear in the list below.

Item List

Items that have been added to your purchase order will appear in the item list at the bottom of your screen. Items are organized by:

Qty: How many of the item you would like to order.

OnHand: How many of the item you already have onhand.

OnHold: How many of the item you have on hold.

QO (Quantity Ordering On?): This will indicate if you have quantity ordering for the item on. This feature can be set in the item’s Inventory Screen.

Item ID: This is the item’s ID number.

Matrix: if you have set the style in the Style column, clicking the Matrix button in this column will create a matrix displaying all items in your software within that style. You are able to add items to your item list from the matrix.

Style/Size/Color: These three columns will indicate the item’s style, size and color.

Vendor SKU: This is the SKU the vendor has specified for ordering.

Item Name: The inventory item’s name.

Cost: This is the vendor’s cost for the item.

Disc (Discount) %: If you get a discount for this item, you can enter it here in the form of a percentage.

Disc: This will show your adjusted cost based on the percentage discount.

Ext Cost: This will display the extended cost of the item based on how many you are ordering.

Retail: This is how much you sell the item for in your store.

Notes: If you have any notes for this item, click the Speech Bubble icon in this column to add them to the purchase order. Clicking this will open a pop-up box with a field for the Note, as well as a field for the Date Item Expected.

Trash Icon: If you decide not to order an item in the list, click the Trash icon at the end of each line item to delete it from the list.

Note: If you would like to delete all items from this list, click the Delete All PO Lines button above the item list.

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