If the items are placed with you on consignment, they are not inventory items in QB, inventory is what you own to sell in QB
QB does not do consignment sales since it can not track a payable % for sales nor post it
One workaround is to
create a non inventory item, […]
Resolution for 'Consignment Inventory issue: 'Discount on Consignment Inventory' available: Yes.
The Consignment Inventory 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 Consignment Inventory issue yourself by looking for a resolution described in the article. If it is a complex Consignment Inventory issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other Consignment Inventory support options.
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