To create a new PO, navigate to the "Drafts" PO list (Active Orders>>Draft), and from there you have two methods for starting a new PO: 1) Create a PO from scratch using the app interface, or 2) import a spreadsheet of items to kickstart a new PO.
To create a new PO from scratch in the app, click the "Create" button above the Drafts list. This will present you with the needed fields to start a new PO. See the intro to building a po for more details on these fields.
After you've filled in all required fields, confirm that the vendor selected is correct and click "Proceed".
The assigned vendor cannot be changed for the order after clicking proceed. All other fields discussed above can be modified until the order is sent.
After clicking proceed, you'll be forwarded to order's edit screen to add the items you want to order. If you want to come back to work on the order later, you'll find it under your Active Orders>>Draft list.
If you choose to import items you'd like to start the PO with, you'll need to a build a CSV spreadsheet of the items you want in the order.
The CSV you build will be imported to a start a single, new order, so you'll want to ensure the items in your spreadsheet are all for one vendor.
To start, visit Active Orders>>Draft and click "Import PO". This will load the popup where you can upload the CSV file you've prepared, but if this is your first import, click "Download CSV Template" to get our example CSV.
Be sure to replace the example item rows (rows #2 and #3) from the template, but leave the header row (row #1; where column names are listed) in place.
Columns that need to be completed for your CSV spreadsheet include:
Provide the full Lightspeed Retail System SKU/ID
(Optional) Enter UPC value from Lightspeed Retail
(Optional) Enter EAN value from Lightspeed Retail
(Optional) Enter Custom SKU from Lightspeed Retail
(Optional) Enter Manu. SKU from Lightspeed Retail
(Optional) Enter Description (aka Title) from Lightspeed Retail
Enter the unique vendor number you've assigned this item/vendor in Lightspeed Retail. This value is used to determine both the item and the vendor this PO import is for.
(Optional) The app will use an item's default cost for it's cost unless you enter another value here.
(Optional) Enter the retail price you sell the item for.
Indicate the amount of the item you'd like to order.
(Optional) Enter the reorder point for the item in Lightspeed Retail.
(Optional) Enter desired level from Lightspeed Retail.
(Optional) Enter current quantity on hand for the imtem in Lightspeed Retail.
(Optional) Enter amount of this item currently backordered.
Enter the name of the shop (as listed in the app) that you're ordering this item for. If you want to order an item for multiple shops, simply generate another row with the same data, but replace the "Needed" value with the amount you want and replace the "Shop" value with the name of the other shop you're wanting to order for.
When you're ready to upload your CSV, complete the following steps:
Once the app has completed the import of your file, a new order will show up in your active Drafts list. From here, you can click the edit icon button for the order to complete the following required fields that were not included in the import spreadsheet:
Descriptions of these required (and other optional) fields are outlined above
Once that is done, there are optional fields in the PO that are also not a part of the import spreadsheet, so check those out to ensure they are set as you'd like, and then proceed with the PO workflow.