We are starting new in quickbooks. We have our inventory parts in the system, but we do not have the quantities in yet. I wanted to do a physical inventory first and then input the data from there. We have different areas of our shop, so I have bin locations defined. In our old software we used the bin locations to sort the inventory sheets so our guys were doing the inventory for their area. How can I put a default bin location for each item to easily sort for our inventory worksheets.
In premier and pro, you can create a custom field titled Bin for the inventory item, then enter that data in the field. Enterprise with the advanced inventory add on has site/bin locations as an option
How ever you can not print inventory status sheets by bin
Bin can be added to sales forms in customize date layout>columns
IMO the best way to enter starting qty with cost, is to first create a cash type bank account then "buy" each item qty/total cost and use that cash account to pay for it. then you make a deposit in the cash account equal the total spend on inventory and use equity as the source account for the deposit - that zeros out the cash bank for those transactions.