This setting allows a fixed freight charge to be added to every Order and Invoice automatically. The freight charge will be added both to Invoices created directly in the Sales Ledger and to those created from Sales Orders and Deliveries. The freight charge will be shown in the Freight field on the Del. Terms' cards of the Invoice and Order windows.

The freight charge can be calculated using one of two methods:

  1. The freight charge can be a fixed amount. This fixed amount will be the Base Price of the Item that you specify in this setting.

  2. The freight charge can be a variable amount based on the total weight of the Items sold. This variable amount will be calculated using the formula that you specify in the Freight/Weight Calculation setting.
To work with this setting, first ensure you are in the Sales Ledger and then click the [Settings] button in the Navigation Centre or use the Ctrl-S/⌘-S keyboard shortcut. Double-click 'Freight' in the resulting list. The 'Freight: Inspect' window opens. Complete the window as described below the illustration and, when finished, click the [Save] button in the Button Bar to save the changes. To close the window without saving changes, click the close box.

Paste Special    Item register
A record in the Item register for Freight must exist: enter its Item Number here. Usually this will be a Plain or Service Item..Note that the Item must have a Base Price : it cannot have its price calculated by Item Formula. This Base Price will be the freight charge in each Invoice, and the VAT Code and Sales Account will also be taken from the Item.

GP Percentage of Price
Specify the percentage of the Freight price that is to represent the cost of the freight for inclusion in Gross Profit calculations (e.g. in the GP, Invoices report). If you do not enter a figure, Freight will not be included in such calculations, even if you have specified a Cost Price for the Item.

Use Freight/Weight Calculation, not the Percentage
If you do not want to apply a fixed freight charge to all Invoices but instead would like the freight charge to be calculated from the combined weight of the Items, check this box. You should still specify a Freight Item in the field above as this will still be needed for accounting purposes (i.e. to supply the VAT Code and Sales Account). Use the Freight/Weight Calculation setting to configure the freight calculation.

Settings in the Sales Ledger:

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