In addition to specifying a primary vendor, Springboard Retail allows users to associate multiple vendors, vendor item numbers and costs on an item. If you purchase the same item from multiple vendors, this feature will help you buy merchandise from these vendors more efficiently.
Adding New Vendors
When an item is created, a Primary Vendor can be specified on the Details tab of the item using the "Set" link. See below:
In addition to specifying a Primary Vendor on the Details tab of the item, you can now add more vendors to the item on the Vendors tab. Each vendor can have its own item # and default cost. Each item # you create on the Vendors tab will be a scannable at the POS.
You can also change the Primary Vendor of an item on the Vendors tab of the item by clicking the "Make primary vendor" button.
Multiple Vendors and Purchase Orders
One of the goals of the multiple vendors feature is to help make the buying process from multiple vendors as easy as possible.
Now, depending on which vendor you are buying the item from, the purchase order will automatically pull in the vendor's default cost and the vendor item #.
For example, see the Lines table below:
Because you are buying this blouse from the Chic Season vendor, Springboard Retail knows to display the item # and cost that corresponds with that vendor. When you export a PO from Springboard Retail, it will automatically pull in the vendor item #.
If you add an item to a PO for a vendor that has not been added to the item record, Springboard Retail will default to the item # and default cost that appears on the Details tab of the item.