How do I track external manufacturing costs on my products?

If your product is completely manufactured by an external party, your products should not be considered handmade for the purposes of using Craftybase. While it is possible to track non-handmade items in Craftybase, we are designed specifically for in-house manufacturing so the workflow is not as optimal. Details on potential workarounds can be found here: 

I don't handmake my products, will Craftybase work for me?

If you make your products but have a sub-process manufacture that is handled by an external party (e.g. electroplating for jewellery pieces) then this may be best to be tracked as an external labor cost rather than incorporating the cost into your materials. If categorised separately to your other expenses, this tally can then optionally be included into your Cost of Goods Sold calculations as your Labor Cost

Note: This article should be considered a general guide only. Please ask your financial adviser for specific details on how you should track your sub-process external costs as exact advice can differ between countries and states.

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