How is freight-in and freight-out treated in the financial statements?
The key difference to understand is that freight-in is incurred to ship materials to the company’s production facility. Freight-in is part of the production process and will be capitalized into inventory and expensed through cost of goods sold when the product is sold. Freight-in is the cost incurred to ship finished goods to a distributor or retailer. Freight-out is considered a selling expense and is expensed when incurred.
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