Purchasing inventory using ‘New Payment’ in the ‘Receipts & Payments’ tab currently assumes that the inventory is received immediately and thus the ‘Qty on hand’ column in the ‘Inventory Items’ tab is automatically updated to reflect the newly purchased inventory.
However I pay upfront, the goods are then shipped after payment and received in the future, is there any way to reflect this so adding ‘New Payment’ records for inventory purchases updates the ‘Qty to receive’ column instead upon payment, and only once goods are physically received is the ‘Qty on hand’ column updated?
The reason both Steps 1 and 2 are necessary is that, as you’ve noticed, Manager considers purchases recorded via payment forms alone to imply contemporaneous receipt of goods. You cannot mix use of goods receipts with cash payments. This is because businesses rarely pay for goods not yet received.