Using the Vend Sales Ledger

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What is the Sales Ledger?

The Sales Ledger is a back-office screen in Vend that allows you to manage your sales across all of your channels, whether this is in store at the point of sale, or online using an Ecommerce integration. When viewing the Sales Ledger, you can get an overview of all the closed, parked, layby and pending on account sales that have been processed across your stores.

If you have integrated Xero with Vend, the Sales Ledger is where you can come to manage all of your on account postings to Xero. This includes sales that have and have not posted to Xero.

Tip: Unlike the Sales History, the Sales Ledger does not allow you to conduct any point of sale functions such as continuing parked sales or returning sales.

How is Sales Ledger different from Sales History?

Sales Ledger is the place where the store manager or account administrator can oversee the accuracy of their store’s transactions and make sale-specific adjustments where required.

The Sales Ledger is used to edit or void transactions. It is also used to view which orders the store has received and if a sale has posted to Xero.

Admins or account administrators can use the Sales Ledger to report on individual transactions, view details of each transaction, edit and void transactions, edit payments, view and reprint receipts using a different receipt template, and re-post account sales to Xero.

States of Sales in the Sales Ledger:

There are a number of sale states that you will see in the Sales Ledger. They are as follows:

  • Closed Sales
  • On Account Sales
  • Parked Sales
  • Voided Sales
  • Laybys and Completed Laybys
  • Returns
  • Parked Returns
  • Voided Returns

Some of these sales can be edited within Sales Ledger. We will walk you through which sales types can be edited, and the impacts of making these changes in Vend.

Closed Sales

A Closed Sale is one that has been processed and paid in full. Multiple actions can be taken on Closed Sales, including:

  • Editing the Sale
  • Voiding the Sale
  • Editing Applied Payments/Refunds
  • Viewing and Reprinting Receipt


When a Return is processed within Vend, the original sale is linked to it in the Sales Ledger. You can click on a returned product to view the details of the original sale. Returns can be voided, but when done, the original sale that the return is linked to is not voided.

Finding your way around the Sales Ledger

The Sales Ledger is made up of two main sections; the search filters and the list of sales. More information on these two sections will be discussed below:

Search Filters

The search filters in the Sales Ledger can be beneficial in narrowing down your search for a specific transaction, as you will see all sales records for your store since you began using Vend. Depending on the number of transactions you have processed in your store, you may want to use the search filters to make finding a specific transaction easier.

The search filters allow you to filter by a specific date or date range, by sale type, outlet or register the sale was made on, the receipt number of the sale, the sale amount, the Vend user who processed the sale, or the name of the customer who was attached to the sale.

List of sales

Below the filters are the list of sales. Here is where all of your sales records are found. This list will be adjusted based on the filters you specify in the section above. By default, the list will show the most recent sales transaction first and will show basic information about your sales.

For a more detailed look at the sale, click on the column header. This will expand the sale and provide you with a detailed breakdown of the products involved in the sale and the payments that were applied.

Expanding the sale will also reveal some sale management options.

From here you can edit the sale, review and reprint receipts or void the sale if required. For more information on these actions, when to use them, and how the actions impact your sale, check out the best practices section below.

Best Practices for using the Sales Ledger

Editing Sales

Sometimes, you may need to add a customer to a sale or fill out some extra details after the sale has been processed. The Edit Sale function allows you to add a customer or note to a sale after the sale was created.

The following transaction types can be edited in Vend:

  • Closed Sales
  • Layby Sales
  • Parked Sales
  • Returns
  • Parked Returns

To edit a sale on the Sales Ledger, first, click on the sale you wish to edit, which will expand, showing you more information about the sale.

Next, click the Edit Sale button on the right-hand side of your screen.

This will open the Edit Sale page, where you can add the customer or note to the sale.

Note: You can add a customer to a sale on this screen if you forgot to add them at the time the sale was processed. However, you cannot remove a customer from a sale.

Click Save to apply any changes you have made.

Note: Although additional editing features exist on this screen, we do not recommend using these features unless it is absolutely necessary. By altering sales parameters, such as changing the sale date or time, your daily register closure totals, reports, and related sales reports may adversely be affected.

Voiding Sales

If a sale has been made by accident and needs to be removed, you can use the Sales Ledger to void sales. Voiding a sale will send the sold products back into stock and cancel out any payments that were put against this sale.

The following transaction types can be voided in Vend:

  • Closed Sales
  • Parked Sales
  • Layby Sales
  • On Account Sales
  • Returns
  • Parked Returns
  • Gift Cards

To void a sale on the Sales Ledger, first, click on the sale you wish to void, which will expand, showing you more information about the sale.

Next, click the Void button on the right-hand side of your screen.

A message will pop up asking you if you are sure you wish to void the sale. This is because voiding a sale cannot be undone.

Click OK if you still wish to void the sale. This will refresh your Sales Ledger, and the sale will appear as Voided.

You will still be able to see the details of this sale in your Sales Ledger, even after it has been voided. This is for recording purposes in case you need to review voided sales in the future.

Remove a Payment on a Sale

Important: By reapplying the payment to a sale you are essentially reprocessing the sale. Because of this, the stock will be removed again. Before making edits to the payments, be sure to make a note of the current inventory levels of the products involved in these sales. Once you have reapplied the payment, make sure to readjust the stock level of the products involved in the sale.

If a payment has been incorrectly applied to a sale, or the incorrect payment amount has been processed, this will need to be corrected. If this happens, you can edit the payment to correct the payment error.

Deleting, adding, and editing payment details can be processed against the following transaction types:

  • Voided Returns
  • Voided Sales
  • On Account Sales
  • Closed Sales
  • Parked Sales
  • Returns
  • Parked Returns
  • Laybys

Removing an applied payment from a transaction changes the status from ‘Closed’ to ‘Parked’. To do this, expand the sale and make a note of the payment details (including time and date).

Click on the red 'X' icon next to the payment entry.

A screen will pop up asking whether you are sure whether to remove the payment. Click OK.

This will take you back to the record of your sale where you will notice that the payment type has been deleted. Next, click Apply Payment/Refund.

In this screen, complete and edit the payment information as required, and click Save when complete.

Important: If you are are changing the date of payment against a sale on this screen, please ensure it is correct before saving. If you enter a different date, this payment amount may fall under a different register closure.

Xero Postings

To check your Xero postings in the Sales Ledger, look for a blue or red Xero icon next to Account sale. If the icon is blue, it has successfully posted to Xero. Clicking on this blue icon will take you through to the invoice in your connected Xero account.

If the Xero icon is red, the account sale has not posted successfully to Xero. To retry, click on the red icon. If the re-post is successful, the icon will appear blue.

If the re-post is unsuccessful, Vend will generate an error message outlining what's gone wrong. For more information on the most common Xero error messages and how best to fix them, check out this article here.

Reprinting Receipts:

The Sales Ledger allows you to reprint receipts for past sales. You can also reprint receipts using different receipt templates.

To do this, click on the sale to expand it.

To reprint the receipt, click the View Receipt button.

This will take you to a receipt preview screen. Once here, you can go right ahead and click print.

Alternatively, you can use the Select Template drop down to change to a different receipt template before printing.

Exporting a CSV of your Sales

You can choose to export your last 1000 sales into a CSV file if you would like to have your sales data in a spreadsheet. Alternatively, applying filters to the sales list will allow you to export the last 1000 sales based on your filter parameters.

To export your last 1000 sales, navigate to the sales ledger and click the Export CSV button in the top right of the screen.

Sales Ledger and Training Mode

Training mode is an option available in Vend for Mac or PC that allows you to try out Vend without affecting any of your store data. You can return to the Training Mode anytime you want.

Trialling Vend in Training Mode is ideal for processing test sales as all sales processed in Training Mode will not be recorded or synced to Vend. This eliminates the need to edit or void transactions and payments.

After exiting Training Mode confirm that the blue bar has disappeared before processing any real sales. If any sales are processed while Training Mode is still active, they will be treated as dummy sales, and will not be recorded or synced to your store data.

For more information on how to use Training Mode, check out this link here.

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