Assembly and invoicing

I am trying to create an assembly on 2018 Desktop Pro that I purchase ITEM X and contract a separate company to Finish/Ship the item.  For this example, ITEM X costs $5.00/Each and Finishing/Shipping costs $1.00/Each.  What is the best way to build this assembly, invoice the items, and properly enter bills from the suppliers?  Please help!  Thank you for your efforts.


An Assembly Item = something you Keep in stock, finished and ready to ship or sell from your location.

What you describe is not Assembly item.

Do you even stock Item X, as inhouse and ready to sell, as inventory?

Because I would recommend something like this:

None of this is on my shelf, ever. I use Two Sided Noninventory item for "Item X" and I list on the Purchase transaction that this is for that customer name = Job Tracking. Then, Billable or not, depending on if I charge that same thing to the customer or not.

Finishing and Shipping is part of your COGS. It isn't part of your inventory value if it isn't In Stock with you. Example of Inventory Item:

I keep Wheels and Tires in stock (inventory item parts) and I make trailers. But, if I don't put a trailer together until you order one, and each is custom sized, there is No Assembly item here. For the Customer, I would list on the estimate the Scope of work:

qty and size of axles and tires and wheels (1 or 2 axles, 2 or 4 tires on wheels) and the size of the trailer. I might need to send it out for Painting or Powdercoat, and they deliver it from there. That means I never have a Trailer in stock = never inventory or Assembly item, which simply is my own End Production of inventory. I enter the purchase details for what it costs me as a Two Sided Labor item for the Painting, and the Fright/Delivery is a Two Sided Other Charge item, all of which are Job Tracked, but marked Not Billable.

Because I already charged you the "noninventory item = Custom Trailer to Specs."

So what I have is the Direct Costs tracked against your Revenue. Now my Job profit reporting and the item profit reports work just fine.

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