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Wanted to see if anyone else is using Shopkey Pro SE and Quickbooks? Basically they want me to take the parts that are suggested in Shopkey and put them in to Quickbooks. I haven't found an easy way to do this other then just type everything else out in Quickbooks. The customer gets the printout from Quickbooks with the parts listing. Anyone else out there using Shopkey Prof SE and Quickbooks at the same time??? Thanks for your help.

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