Accounting for Shipping Charges

The NC E-Procurement transaction fee is not assessed on freight charges that are clearly broken out on the eRequisition. Unless an entity’s policies indicate otherwise, users should enter freight charges in NC E-Procurement as a separate non-catalog line item. Shipping line items should be assigned the freight commodity code - 962-86 Transportation of Goods and Other Freight Services (Shipping). It is important to use a freight commodity for freight/shipping charges to make sure that it is correctly identified.
Note: If freight/shipping is included in the cost of the goods purchased (e.g., term contract goods), freight charges should not be broken out onto a separate line.