Post P&L to QuickBooks in Summary

This feature posts the sum totals of orders’ P&L to their specified accounts in Quickbooks. The totals are summed according to the QB journal entry types shown below.

The P&L summary is an alternative to posting every order individually with the Post Detailed Sales Order To QuickBooks feature. Posting in summary is often preferred, as too many transaction details can lock up your QuickBooks installation.

To post the P&L in summary, you must:

  1. Map the journal entries.
  2. Post the P&L from QuickBridge.

Mapping journal entry types to QuickBooks accounts

Journal entry types can be mapped to specified Credit and Debit accounts in QuickBooks, as well as associating the entry with a specified customer or vendor name. This mapping should be set up by the client’s accounting department. Please see these Mapping Tips.

The following journal entry types can be mapped to QB accounts:

  • COGS
  • Commission
  • Posting Fees
  • Promotions
  • Refunds
  • Sales
  • Shipping
  • Tax
  • Transaction Fees

Mapping journal entries is a company-level configuration with a separate mapping for each channel.

  1. Go to Settings > Company Settings >  Toolbox > QB Settings > Journal Entry Mappings.
  2. Select the Channel and Journal Entry Type > map the account and name fields > Save.
  3. Repeat for all journal entry types for that channel.
  4. Repeat for all channels.

Mapping tips

  • All names used when mapping journal entry types to QuickBooks accounts must match exactly to their corresponding names in QuickBooks; otherwise, an error will occur on export.
  • Debit Name and Credit Name refers to either a customer name or a vendor name associated with the transaction. Because this feature posts order P&L in summary, use a generic name for the sales channels; for example, Amazon Customer.
  • Generic customer and vendor names should be set up in QuickBooks before posting P&L in summary.
  • When posting to an Accounts Payable account type, the QBCustomerFullName must be set up as a vendor in Quickbooks, not as a customer.

Posting P&L in Summary to Quickbooks

  1. Ensure that QuickBooks is open and running on the same computer as QuickBridge.
  2. In QuickBridge, click QuickBooks Posting Options > Post P&L to QuickBooks in Summary.
  3. Select a date range, a Company, and a Channel, then press Get Company P&L. The grid will load with individual orders. However, only the journal entry totals will post to QuickBooks.
  4. Under the “Posting Information” section, press the Accounts button to view the the account mapping and the total that will be posted to each account. The account fields are editable and can be saved back to SellerCloud.
  5. The “Posting Accounts” section displays the totals of journal entries that will be posted.
  6. Click Post P&L to QuickBooks button to export to QuickBooks.

Post general journal entries

As of Version,  Post P&L to QuickBooks in Summary was replaced with Post General Journal Entries.

Post General Journal Entries works the same as Post P&L to QuickBooks in Summary; however, it is transaction-based, which accounts for each transaction independently.

In addition, the following features simplify reconciling with the channel payment:

  • Transactions that are related to a settlement can be filtered by Settlement ID. (Currently only relevant to Amazon and FBA.) Entering a Settlement ID will override the Trans Start Date and Trans End Date.
  • Additional journal entry types for Amazon non-order-related transactions, which can be mapped to specified Credit and Debit accounts in QuickBooks, such as FBA Inbound Transportation Fee, Storage Fee, RemovalComplete, ServiceFee, Subscription Fee, etc.
  • Filter by order-related fees and non-order related fees. (Currently only relevant to Amazon and FBA). This can be useful to bring in non-order related fees when using Post Detailed Shipped Orders to QuickBooks.
  • A checkbox exists for each line in order to include/exclude a transaction(s) in an export. The checkbox in the header will check/uncheck all (by default, all transactions are checked). This is useful if you want one journal entry type mapped to two different QB Accounts. You can separate the transactions and make a second posting with the specified mappings.


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