QuickBooks – Using a Group Item to Include Shipping
Several readers have asked how to include shipping in a QuickBooks item price in a way that doesn’t show shipping as a separate line on the sales transaction form. They want their P & L reports to show the item income and shipping income separately.
You can do this by creating a Group in QuickBooks. For example, create an item (Gadget, with a price of $10.00, linked to an Income account for sales) and create an item for shipping (Shipping, with a price of $2.00, linked to an Income account for shipping). Then Create a Group Item named Gadgets, with a price of $12.00. Use the Group in your sales transactions.