Non-inventory items have no description or prices


The Purchase and Sell option is not set for your item.


Within QuickBooks, edit the item and check the Purchase and Selloption. After you have checked the Purchase and Sell option, you will seePurchase Description, Cost, Preferred Vendor and Expense Account. The Expense account reflects the nature of the expenditure. If you onlysell the item or service, the expense account will never be used.

Each type of item has a different description for Purchase andSell option as follows:

Item Type

Purchase and Sell Option


This service is performed by a subcontractor, owner or partner

Non-inventory Part

This item is purchased for and sold to a specific customer: job

Other charge

This is a reimbursable charge

After you have finished editing the items in QuickBooksre-synchronize with NumberCruncher.