What's the difference between vendors and suppliers in POS systems?

WallyS
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Hello, I'm converting from qbpos to shopify pos.  I'm confused about the difference between vendors and suppliers.  We are a garden center and purchase the same plant from different vendors/suppliers.  I've imported my products and the vendors came with each product.  Now I'm trying to create a PO and Stocky is acting like it can only be purchased from the vendor that came over with the product import.  Do i have to make all vendors suppliers?  Looking for someone who's done this.  Thank you.

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hstb
Shopify Partner
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Create another supplier in stocky. Then the next screen you add which
brands that supplier carries. These "brands" are the "vendors" from Shopify
admin. Once you add a brand to a supplier, you will then see that brands
products available to you on the purchase order.
WallyS
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Thank you.  I'm still not clear or didn't ask my question clearly.  For example, a Willow Oak Tree is grown by many different growers (vendors in qbpos) and we purchase them from many.  When I converted my products, the vendor that came over with the product import seems to be the only one I can purchase from.  In Stocky, all of my vendors are listed as vendors and as suppliers.  So, when I complete the PO, should I order from a "Supplier?"  If so, and I need to convert vendors to suppliers, is there a bulk way to do that or must it be done one by one...I have 15K vendors.  Thank you.