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Inventory Average Cost

For some reason the cost/item is showing up correct in the system but the average cost is coming out much lower. Do you know how to correct this? QB Premier-Retail Addition
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Level 7

Inventory Average Cost

Hi Mjleblanc


QBO uses FIFO (First in first out) inventory costing, not average cost.  From everything I'm reading, average costing is not currently available in the product, and is not foreseen in the near future.

If you'd like to request the change, dont forget the Feedback button in QBO to submit your feedback asking for enhancements and new features.



Alex M
QuickBooks Team

Inventory Average Cost

Hi there mjleblanc1,


It's vital that your reports show the correct information. QuickBooks Desktop keeps track of various information about expenses so you can see averages as well as totals for product purchases. I can point you in the right direction for assistance with your average cost.


For assistance with an average cost showing incorrectly. I recommend reaching out to the QuickBooks Desktop support team. They'll be able to view your software with you in order to help see the cause of this average cost coming out lower. You can reach out to them using the options provided in the QuickBooks Desktop support policies. 


If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out here.

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