I need massive help! Alright so my company receives about 100+ orders each spring and fall from our showroom rep. Orders placed in fall are fulfilled in late January, and orders placed in spring are fulfilled in late July. My business partner and I painstakingly enter by hand every single item into a spreadsheet that we then send to our manufacturer. It has always been a two day pain in the ass project, but when sales were lower it felt like the only way to get it done. There is a bit of human error, but was nothing that couldn’t be rectified. Then, once we receive our inventory I go through Shopify to recreate our showroom invoice, and bill my stores. This is obviously helpful for accurate reporting. Now that our sales are triple what they have previously been this process will just not work. I had an idea to preload products into Shopify, recreate the invoice, and use the option “payment pending”. If you are familiar with Shopify, you will know that this now designates each product and variant with a negative inventory which I figured I could use to easily populate my spreadsheet, rather than going one by one. It worked!! The only caveat is that Shopify is now attributing that sale to today. I could just call it a wash and do another invoice in July to actually charge each store, but this will really screw with my reporting and I was SO excited to have some great data, and I’m sure our accountant will be thankful, too. I feel like I am majorly just missing something here or don’t know what other companies are doing. People are usually shocked when they find out that our company is really just the two of us working at a kitchen table and shipping out of the garage figuring things out as we go along, due to the professionalism, product, and delivery we put out there. Any idea what the secret sauce is?!