Assembly Item Type in QB POS

An assembly item is an item that is itself composed of two or more other inventory items and sold as a set. For example, a "Ski Slope Package" could be defined as an assembly item made up of a pair of skis, bindings, and boots, all of which already exist in your inventory as individual items. Assembly items are often used to sell a set of items at a discount.

You "build" assembly items from the existing items in inventory, which are referred to as the component items. An assembly item can also be a component item of another assembly. When you build an assembly, the on-hand quantity of each component item is reduced by the quantity of the item included in the assembly and the on-hand quantity of the assembly item is increased by one. The number of assemblies you can build is dependent on the on-hand quantity of the component items. Assemblies can also be broken, thus freeing the component items to be sold individually again.

The assembled item has a single associated tax code; the entire assembly is taxed or not based on this code. Use judgement and observe local tax regulations if mixing taxable and non-taxable items in an assembly. Consider listing a non-taxable component as a separate service or non-inventory item on the receipt or use a group item instead. You can even include an assembly item in a group item.

Once an assembly is defined and built, it can be listed on documents in the same manner as other items. Sales reports include assembly items as unique items and do not report on the component items that are included. Keep reporting needs in mind when you assign a department, vendor, and descriptions to your assembly items.

(Multi-store) Only Headquarters can define assembly items, but remote stores can build and break assemblies as necessary to meet local sales demand.

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