Sales orders give you a way to manage the products and services you sell to your customers. You don't need to use sales orders with QuickBooks, but using a sales order provides you with several distinct advantages:
- Sales orders help you keep track of multiple orders that you can combine into a single invoice at a later date.
- You can also use a sales order when fulfilling a portion of a customer's order, or
- When you need to back-order an item.
Using a sales order requires you to first create the sales order, then fulfill it, and finally create an invoice based on the sales order.