Benefits of using Vendors (in Thrive):
Organize and list all your vendors in one place
Assign products to corresponding vendor(s) for reporting
Add contact info and notes
More efficient re-ordering using Purchase Orders
Products must be assigned to a corresponding Vendor in order to create Purchase Orders.
IMPORTANT: We DO NOT export, sync, or receive Vendor info to/from any integration.
Adding a New Vendor
Under Purchase Orders, select Vendors from the sidebar menu. Then, click the "Create Vendor" button and fill in the fields to add a vendor to your list, as shown here:
All available locations will be enabled by default, but you can disable certain locations if you prefer. If a product from the same vendor goes to multiple locations though, make sure both locations are toggled ON.
The contact information fields are optional. Tags allow you to categorize your vendors for easy look-up
Connecting vendors to products
Depending on what you're more comfortable with, there are two options for how to assign a vendor to an existing product.
From the Vendor page
While you're creating a vendor, or editing one, you will be able to assign or edit the products applied to the vendor.
Either way, when you're in a vendor profile, click "Edit Products" as shown here, to edit and add to the list:
Remember to hit "Done" and "Save" when you're finished.
NOTE: Don't forget to hit "Load All" if you want to see all of your products.
Once your products are assigned to their Vendors, Purchase Orders can be created for that vendor.
Via Bulk Upload
Once the spreadsheet is generated, you can assign up to three vendors (and vendor SKUs) to your products.
For more information about bulk upload spreadsheets, click below:
Under the Actions button, you'll have the option to fine-tune or download your vendor list.
Click "Bulk Upload" and you will have the option to bulk-create new vendors or edit existing vendors.
Options to download a copy of your vendor list as either a CSV or PDF are also available as shown below:
Things to Note:
Deleting a vendor will cause that vendor to no longer show up on any reports.
In addition, if a deleted vendor is re-created, it will appear as a new vendor.
Vendor data in Thrive is only held in Thrive. We do not push or pull Vendor info to/from your merchant account provider integration.