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freight/shipping charges



What is the correct entry to record freight/shipping charges?



1. I purchased material/supplies from many vendor and most of them I notice that they bill me and charge my card on file  for only the supplies, once my order is shipped they will charge me for freight.


How do I enter Freight transaction from vendors?

If, I reconciled by using banking > write check on QB DESKTOP  do I write the check to the vendor ? and under which account will it be best to write it off ?  SUPPLIES - EXPENSE  OR ....?


2. I have this account set up in QB = freight cost - cost of goods sold 

but i believe this is for when i pay for something to be shipped to customer. clarification please.


3. I think another question I have is what if I returned back something to vendor/part of machine and I pay shipping which account should this be recorded under?

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freight/shipping charges

Hello there, Eve2019.


We recommend not to include the landed cost for the freight/charges since they have a different amount for the cost of cogs, you can add an expense account for them instead. 


Though, it would be best to reach out to your accountant. They can help you more like what is the right account to set up and provide an accurate explanation with this.


However, if you're using QuickBooks 2020 Enterprise, you have an option to set up a landing cost. You can refer to this article: How to set up landed cost in QuickBooks Enterprise Services.


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