QuickBooks Point of Sale
Add a New Department
Select New Department from the Inventory menu.
Or, if your department list is already displayed, select New Department from the window toolbar.
A blank department form is opened.
Enter a Department name (required).
Enter any additional information in the optional department fields.
Select Save or Save & New (if immediately adding another record).
Dept Code Optional: Enter a 1-3 character code for use in listing a department on an item record and printing on price tags.
Dept Name Required: Enter a descriptive name for the department to assist in easy identification. This name helps you identify the department on reports and in lists. Read about planning your departments.
Enter a default margin percentage for use with a pricing formula. If you do not wish Point of Sale to calculate prices for new items as they are added to inventory, leave this field and the Markup% field at 0. Default = 0%.
Markup percentage is an alternate way to display your desired profit margin, by marking up from item cost. Entering either a margin or a markup will display an automatic calculation in the other field. Default = 0%.
My markup value sometimes changes right after I enter it. Why?
Suggested as the default department tax code specified in company preferences. Select another tax code from the drop-down list, as needed. When a new item is added to inventory with this department code, the tax code specified here is suggested for the item.