Inventory and cogs
I sell soundbars and we include brackets in the box so that the customer can use the bracket to hang the soundbar on the wall. I buy the brackets in 72" lengths. Its hard to track as inventory as sometimes we cut the bracket into 4 pieces, sometimes into 3 of we need longer brackets. And to allocate the brackets as an inventory item cogs would be cumbersome as we dont sell the entire 72" long bracket all at one time. We cut into pieces per order of various lengths. Can i just setup the purchase of the brackets as an expense not cogs and not track as inventory?
We dont charge extra for the mounting brackets. I would need to charge extra for them and track if i setup as inventory to reduce the stock on hand which would again be difficult as we use them up at different speeds and we never sell all 72" on one job