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Suppliers vs Vendors


Vendors are very simple suppliers imported automatically from your Shopify store to save time. Purchase orders can be placed against both vendors and suppliers but the supplier option gives you a lot more flexibility. In most cases using the **Supplier** option is the best way to go. [block:parameters] { "data": { "h-0": "Vendors", "h-1": "Suppliers", "0-0": "Are created automatically from the \"vendor\" field on your Shopify products", "0-1": "Are created manually within Stocky and only exist within Stocky", "1-0": "Products are assigned to vendors by setting the vendor field within Shopify", "1-1": "Products are assigned to suppliers manually", "2-0": "Products can only belong to one vendor (as Shopify provides only the space to enter one vendor name)", "2-1": "Products can have multiple suppliers and therefore multiple prices associated with them", "3-0": "Vendors can only have prices based on your base currency", "3-1": "Suppliers can have any currency", "4-0": "Vendor products can be ordered in singular units only", "4-1": "Supplier products can be ordered in single units or by using [pack sizes](http://help.stockyhq.com/v1.0/docs/pack-sizes)" }, "cols": 2, "rows": 5 } [/block]