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The following article outlines three order item types: One-time orders, recurring orders and blanket orders.
A one-time order item type is a non-recurring purchase order for a specific quantity of items at a set price, with a defined delivery date. It's typically used for standalone purchases that don't form part of a regular requirement. Once the items are delivered and paid for, the transaction is complete. Learn more about submitting a one-time order
Recurring order allows you to track recurring spend like software subscriptions and services on a monthly or annual basis. For recurring orders, the set amount spent on a monthly or annual basis is fixed. Learn how to submit a recurring order.
Blanket purchase orders allow you to procure goods or services multiple times over a set period of time. You can specify a total quantity/cost, unit price, and other relevant terms and conditions for the ongoing/repeated purchase. It allows you to draw against a single purchase as goods or services are delivered and billed. Learn how to submit Blanket Orders.
Examples of services for Blanket Orders:
- contractors (consultants, laborers, etc.)
- recurring but variable services (landscapers, cleaners, security, etc.)
- software where the price/usage might be variable
- server fees
Physical goods where you won't know the exact quantity needed:
- construction materials
- production materials