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How do I enter an inventory assembly, so the part come out of inventory?

I am trying to sell individual parts as a kit.  What do I need to do to take the individual part and make it part of a kit? 

We sell the same part as itself and part of a kit.  Part "A" inventory to sell by itself.  I made an inventory assembly that contains part "A".  If I try to sell part "A" in as inventory assembly, it does not come out of inventory from selling by itself, to selling under the inventory assembly. 

What am I doing wrong?   I thought QB would have allowed me to take an individual part and sell it as part of a "kit" (inventory assembly).

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Best answer 12-10-2018

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On the home page, under inventory activities is a build a...

On the home page, under inventory activities is a build assembly command, you use that and build the qty of the assembly item want, that removes the items in the assembly BOM from inventory and stocks the assembly.  Then you sell the assembly item.

An assembly is usually used for a unique item you make from other items

A group item is usually used for a kit. a group item is a nickname for items that are sold together, you can set the group item to show or not show in print what items are in the kit.  They always show on screen so use print preview to see how it looks to the customer

You can use either the assembly or the group item, but the preference is for a group item to be kit.  It allows you more flexibility in that you can add and delete items in the kit on screen as you sell, you can not do that with an assembly items easily

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On the home page, under inventory activities is a build a...

On the home page, under inventory activities is a build assembly command, you use that and build the qty of the assembly item want, that removes the items in the assembly BOM from inventory and stocks the assembly.  Then you sell the assembly item.

An assembly is usually used for a unique item you make from other items

A group item is usually used for a kit. a group item is a nickname for items that are sold together, you can set the group item to show or not show in print what items are in the kit.  They always show on screen so use print preview to see how it looks to the customer

You can use either the assembly or the group item, but the preference is for a group item to be kit.  It allows you more flexibility in that you can add and delete items in the kit on screen as you sell, you can not do that with an assembly items easily

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"You can use either the assembly or the group item," That...

"You can use either the assembly or the group item,"

That is a bit broad.

Group is how you sell "stuff together."

 Assembly is how you "Preassemble" from components, to stock it as a Different thing entirely, a new Finished Product, ready to sell.

Assembly still is Inventory. Think of it as a Conversion or Production process.

I think you meant to be using Group Item.


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Re: On the home page, under inventory activities is a build a...

I am setting up Desktop Pro 2019 and have activated in ventory, but nowhere is there a build assembly command. I have activated Inventory and Purchase Orders in Preferences and still no Inventory assembly in the New Item drop down list or anywhere else I can find.

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Re: On the home page, under inventory activities is a build a...

Hello there, jogo1.   

 

The Assembly inventory type feature is only available in QuickBooks Desktop Premier, Accountant and Enterprise version.   

 

You'll want to check this article for more detailed product comparison: Comparison Charts.  

 

Let me know if you have additional concerns.

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