The "Charge" Code is used to include a special charge or fee levied by the factory on a product. Sometimes this may be outside the lot value provided for the material and using a "Lot" line may not be useful as the product may be unit priced.
Projects and Quotes
In the example below, the $100 "charge" is levied like any other money on the job-- including a cost and sell for resell.
When printing a quote, the charge line will show like a product, although the text "charge" may be added to the "Quantity" column.
Conversion to an order shows the item just like any product line but with a quantity of one.
The value of the charge line becomes apparent on the order, allowing for the following features:
- it has money value and supports commission and resell orders.
- it is shipping agnostic. If the factory sends shipping information, it won't place the order in "manual apply only" mode. If the factory does supply shipping information, it will apply.
- if the factory does ship the charge, it should not trigger outbound messaging to the customer.
- it will not show on any shipping reports, as the item technically does not ship.