QB Issue Resolution:

See this for a How To Receive Inventory Items. (desktop) – the screen shots are from desktop, but the process is the same in QBO, use the item detail part of the expense (about ha;f way down the left side)
http://onsale-apparel.com/Rustler/tag/how2-rcv-inven

Resolution for Issue 'I created a purchase order for inventory but that is not reflected in the purchases category. Instead it’s showing in COGS?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

I created a purchase order for inventory but that is not reflected in the purchases category. Instead it’s showing in COGS?: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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