You can use a purchase order for items you don't stock or resell. When
you write a purchase order for non-inventory items, you can include these types
of items on the purchase order form:
When you write purchase orders for non-inventory items, you can still track
your open purchase orders to see what you have and have not received. However,
QuickBooks excludes non-inventory items from reports that show items on
Important: If you enter a non-inventory or service item in the detail
area of a purchase order, make sure you assign an expense account to the item
(fixed asset account if the item is an asset). If you sell the item you are
ordering, set up the item so that it has both
an income account for sales and an expense account for purchases.
Which item types should I use?