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Setting up a Vendor with Multiple Brands as a Manufacturer and Distributor

In a few simple steps, you can set a vendor with multiple brands as a Manufacturer/Distributor, which allows you to generate one (1) Purchase Order for all the brands saving you time and shipping cost.

In the steps below, we used the brands Cherokee and ClassRoom by Cherokee as examples.

Step 1

  1. Go to File > Vendor /Mfg
  2. Locate Cherokee in your Vendor List and double click to open.
  3. On the bottom right-hand corner under “Vendor Type”, change the setting from “Manufacturer” to “Manufacturer and Distributor.”

    NOTE: Selecting this option means that the vendor manufacturers its own merchandise and distributes another vendor’s merchandise.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Step 2

  1. Locate ClassRoom by Cherokee in the vendor list double click to open.
  2. Click on the Purchasing tab to bring to the forefront and under “Inventory Ordering Method” select “Distributor” then click on the down arrow and select CHE.

    NOTE: Selecting this option tells the software that the merchandise under this vendor is purchased through the distributor.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.

Follow these steps to set up all brands listed under one Vendor. When the Vendor has been set as a “Manufacturer and Distributor” the Vendor will be listed in “Green” on the Vendor List.

Screenshot of a Purchase Order with five (5) brands pull onto it.

Updated on June 7, 2019

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