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What is the journal entry to record freight-out?

Freight-out is considered a selling expense and is expensed when incurred. When a company hires a 3rd party transportation company to transport inventory to a customer, the company would debit freight-out expense (selling expense) and credit cash (cash outflow to pay shipping company). Alternatively, the credit would be to accounts payable if they paid on credit.

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