Have you ever wondered which area of your business brings in the majority of your income? To see where most of your income is coming from, you must properly categorize sales and expenses. QuickBooks settings and preferences allow for in-depth categorization, for example with the help of classes and locations. With Synder, you can assign locations to transactions automatically, allowing you to categorize more efficiently, this allows you to make important business decisions more easily. Let’s find out how to assign locations, so we can help your business!

Overview:

  1. What’s a location and how it can be used
  2. How to apply a location for a connected platform
  3. How to apply several locations for one connected platform with the help of Smart Rules

What’s a location and how can it be used?

QuickBooks locations are best for tracking large categories of your business, helping to clearly see which area of the business is thriving, and which isn’t. Location tracking is used to categorize data from different locations, offices, regions, outlets, or departments of the same company. This feature lets you see all the payments for one location and deposit them as a group. To start using locations in Synder, you need to enable locations in QuickBooks Online first

Note: Please double-check if locations are available on your QuickBooks plan.

How to apply a location for a connected platform

Once you’ve enabled location tracking in QuickBooks and created desired locations there, you need to enable locations tracking in Synder:

1. Open Synder Settings by tapping the gear button on the left side menu and hit the Configure button under a payment platform.

2. In the general tab of the settings, set the “Apply location” ON and select a location in the dropdown.

set the “Apply location” ON and select a location in the dropdown

3. Hit the Update button to save the settings. 

How to apply different locations for one connected platform with the help of Smart Rules

If you need to use different locations for one sales channel or payment platform, you can achieve that with the help of the Smart Rules feature. First of all, you’ll need to find a way to differentiate between your various locations. For example, you can build a rule to assign a location to a transaction depending on the shipping address of that transaction. 

1. Go to Smart RulesRulesCreate Rule.

2. Choose the trigger that starts your rule. For example: Sales Receipt → Created. It means that each time Synder creates a Sales Receipt in your QuickBooks, this Rule will fire.

3. Choose the condition to differentiate the transactions: if Shipping Address → a suitable option from the dropdown → Contains → Yes. In this way, you tell Synder to check if this condition is met and apply the rule accordingly.

4. Finally choose the action: QuickBooks action → Sales Receipt→ Update current → Set QuickBooks entity data. This will tell Synder that it should update the exact sales receipt which has triggered the rule.

5. Choose the location in the dropdown, click → Submit

6. Hit the Save Rule button. 

Note: you can create several conditions within one rule by tapping the No button. 

 create several conditions within one rule by tapping the No button
tell Synder that it should update the exact sales receipt which has triggered the rule

That’s it. You can check the results now: 

– Go to the Transactions tab.

– Sync a few Ready to Sync transactions.

– Hit the Show Details button  → scroll down to the Sync Log  hit the Show in QB button.

Check the results of applied locations in Synder
Synder explanatory - check your transaction with applied transaction

Now that you know the most important things regarding location tracking with Synder, it’s time to see it in action!

Contact our support to get in touch with the Synder team via online chat, phone, or email with any questions you might have so far – we are always happy to help you!


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