I read the discussion in multiple warehouses in QBO. A client has this problem now. As I look at creating a new inventory part in the desktop version, I see that we can pick "Subitem of". Perhaps we can make an item called Warehouse 2 and create duplicate items necessary with the subitem box checked. Or would it be better to make all new items with a different first letter identifier? I am thinking ahead for reports and sales invoice item picking. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.
I'd like to help guide you in the right direction with your inventory tracking.
The Online and Desktop version may vary when it comes to inventory. For tracking inventory sites/location, you can use the Advance Inventory feature for QuickBooks Desktop. This will help you store inventory at different warehouses and other locations. You may check this helpful article for information: Set up Advanced Inventory.
However, this feature is only available if you're using the Enterprise version.
Creating an item as a sub-item is one way to easily organize reports for a group of similar items. Your accounting data is not affected by having or not having items as sub-items. You may refer to this article for details: Add, edit, and delete items.