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Combining multiple items into a single line item on an invoice

Hello,

Apologies if this question has already been discussed, but I could not find the answer.  In my company, I build custom doors.  I have created an inventory item for each type of door, for invoicing purposes, however they show negative in my inventory when I add them to the invoice because I build them as I receive orders for them, and don't keep extra doors on hand. 

 

I want to be able to inventory the amount of wood I have in stock, but have it reflect in the door I made.  Is there a way to do this, short of going into the inventory list and deducting the amount of wood I used to make that door?  Or is there a way to tie the amount of wood needed for making a door, and when I add the door SKU to the invoice, it automatically deducts that much wood from my inventory supply? 

 

I hope this question makes sense.  Thank you!

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Re: Combining multiple items into a single line item on an invoice

inventory is what you have on hand to sell.
If you build doors to order and do not stock them, then those doors are not inventory, use a service item to record the sale of the door you made on demand

QBO is simple business accounting, it is designed to buy, stock, and sell a widget, nothing else.

Assuming you stock all the different wood and hardware you need to make a door, there are a couple of options in QBO - none of which is very elegant

a bundle item - is a nick name for items sold together, so you could list all items used to make the door in a bundle item, and sell the bundle on an invoice, set it to not print the items so the customer does not see all the specifics

or use inventor adjust, set the adjusting account to COGS, lower the qty of items used, save - and use a service item to record the sale of the door

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