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Adding Customers

By using QuickBooks to keep track of your customers, you can personalize their billings, send invoices and mailings effortlessly, and see at a glance the status of their accounts. QuickBooks provides you with built-in fields for entering detailed information about each of your customers.

Add Customers

  • yellow-circle-1.jpg Click the Customer Center icon on the toolbar.
  • yellow-circle-2.jpg Click the New Customer & Job button at the top of the Customer Center window, and then click New Customer from the drop-down menu (or press Ctrl+N).
  • yellow-circle-3.jpg Enter all the information you have about this customer, including name, address, billing and shipping addresses, phone and fax numbers, and email address. Note that you can add more than one Ship To address.
  • yellow-circle-4.jpg Clicking the Copy button enables you to quickly transfer address information from the Bill To address field to the Ship To field.
  • yellow-circle-5.jpg Click the Additional Info tab to progress to the next customer information screen.
  • yellow-circle-6.jpg If you plan to track this information, enter the type of referral that led this customer to you.
  • yellow-circle-7.jpg Enter the terms you’ve made available to this customer. You can select Add New to add your own options to this and the other drop-down lists.
  • yellow-circle-8.jpg If your company is required to collect sales tax from this customer, you should identify the type of sales tax that applies to this customer and indicate that the customer is taxable in the Sales Tax Information section of the window.
  • yellow-circle-9.jpg You can use the Custom Fields area to create useful fields of your own. Click the Define Fields button to add your own fields to this area.
  • yellow-circle-10.jpg Click the other tabs to enter information such as credit limit, credit card number, status of job, and so on.
  • yellow-circle-11.jpg Click OK.
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