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Convert a non-inventory part item into an inventory part item

You can convert a non-inventory part item into an inventory part item. Be aware, however, that this change is not reversible. You cannot change an inventory part item back into a non-inventory part item.

Note: You can't do this if you use Advanced Inventory (only available in Enterprise Solutions. Additional fees may apply. For more information, visit www.qbes.com/inventory).

To do this task

  1. Make sure inventory tracking is turned on.

    "Turning inventory on and setting preferences" goes here
  2. Click Home.

  3. In the Company section, click Items & Services. Shortcut

  4. Double-click the non-inventory part item you want to change to open it in the Edit Item window.

  5. Click the Type drop-down arrow and click Inventory Part.

    The Edit Item form changes and any information you filled in when you created the non-inventory part item is carried over into the inventory part item form.

  6. Fill in or change the Purchase Information fields as needed.

    "Fill in the Purchase Information fields" goes here
  7. Fill in or change the Sales Information fields.

    Important: The account you selected for the non-inventory part item is carried over as the Income Account in the Sales Information area. If the selected account is not an income account, you'll need to change it to one that is.

    To do this task

    1. (Optional) Enter a brief description of the item in the Description on Sales Transactions field. Keep in mind that this is the item description your customers will see.

      Note: What you enter in the Description on Sales Transactions field, Sales Price field, and Tax Code field (if applicable) will appear by default whenever you add this item to a sales form. If you need to, you can change any of this default information when you're filling out the form.

    2. In the Sales Price field, enter the price you will most often charge customers for this item.

      If you've set a default markup percentage and entered a cost in the Purchase Information area, QuickBooks calculates and enters the sales price for you. You can change this price if you need to.

    3. If you charge sales tax, click the Tax Code drop-down list and choose a tax code for this item.

      If you don't charge sales tax, you won't see the Tax Code field.

    4. Click the Income Account drop-down list and choose the account where you want income from the sale of this item recorded.

  8. Fill in the Inventory Information fields.

    To do this task

    1. The Inventory Asset account is preselected in the Asset Account field to track the current value of your inventory. You can choose a different account if you want to.

      Note: If you use the same account for all your inventory items, the current balance of this account represents the current total value of your inventory.

    2. (Optional) When the quantity of this item gets down to the number you enter in the Reorder Point field, QuickBooks reminds you to order more.

      Note: The Inventory to Reorder option must be selected in reminders preferences for this feature to work.

      If you track inventory at multiple sites, the reorder point represents the global reorder point across all sites. You can track multiple inventory sites with the Advanced Inventory add-on which is only available in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions (additional fees may apply). Learn more at www.qbes.com/inventory.

    3. (If Advanced Inventory is turned on) Click Inventory Site Info to enter the reorder points and quantity on hand for each site. You can also enter reorder points for multiple items in one window.

    4. If you already have some of this item in inventory, enter the quantity in the On Hand field. Otherwise, leave the quantity at zero.

    5. The total value of an item is its cost multiplied by the quantity on hand. If you already entered both a cost and the initial quantity on hand for this item, QuickBooks enters the total value for you. If you don't have any of this item in inventory yet, leave the value at zero.

    6. The As of date applies to the On Hand and Total Value information. Today's date is pre-selected, but you can choose a different date if you need to.

      Important: If you're converting a non-inventory part item or other charge item into an inventory part item, the "As of" date must be after the date the non-inventory part or other charge item was last used in a transaction.

      How can I tell when the item was last used in a transaction?
      1. Click Home.

      2. In the Company section, click Items & Services. Shortcut

      3. Click anywhere in the line containing the item.

      4. Click Reports at the bottom of the Item List window and click QuickReport.

      5. Scan the report for the latest transaction date.

  9. Click OK.

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