Shipping Charges (Expense) Management


K

k2ski3

I have entered an item for shipping in MOA 2007 to track customer order
shipping costs which are charged to the customer.

Since it is an item, the "shipping" item is recognized as operating income.

What is the best method to manage the actual shipping expenses so my balance
sheet is accurate? Do I create a customer or vendor for my shipping providers
and invoice myself for each item?

I really hope their is a better way that I can automatically generate the
expense record from the customer order-invoice instead of having to remember
to create a seperate log entry each time.

Thanks for your time & help!
Kevin
 
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D

DL

Shipping could be considered a Cost of Sales as apposed to general expense.
In the creation of the Invoice, in the Products Section add an Account
(Postage & delivery or whatever).
If you want the Balance sheet to reflect sales less Cost of Sales you would
need to add a shipping Account in the Cost of Sales group of your Chart of
Accounts)
 

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