illustration entry for freight-out and -in

, the purchaser is responsible for paying freight costs incurred in transporting the merchandise from the point of shipment to its destination. Freight cost incurred by a purchaser is called freight-in, and is added to purchases in calculating net purchases:

Purchased $8,000 of inventory, terms F.O.B. shipping point, and paid the shipping freight bill of $1,500

, the seller is responsible for costs incurred in moving the goods to their desired destination. Freight cost incurred by the seller is called freight-out, and is reported as a selling expense which is subtracted from gross profit in calculating net income.