Purchase Return

ERPNext has an option for products that are need to be returned to the supplier. This may be on account of a number of reasons like defects in goods, quality not matching, the buyer not needing the stock, etc.

1. How to create a Purchase Return

A Purchase Return can be created by simply making a Purchase Receipt with negative quantity.

  1. First open the original Purchase Receipt, against which supplier delivered the items.

    Original Purchase Receipt

  2. Click on "Make Purchase Return", it will open a new Purchase Receipt with "Is Return" checked, items and taxes with negative amount.

    Return Against Purchase Receipt

On submission of Return Purchase Return, system will decrease item quantity from the mentioned warehouse. To maintain correct stock valuation, stock balance will also go up according to the original purchase rate of the returned items.

Return Stock Ledger

If Perpetual Inventory enabled, system will also post accounting entry against warehouse account to sync warehouse account balance with stock balance as per Stock Ledger.

Return Stock Ledger

  1. Purchase Receipt
  2. Perpetual Inventory
  3. Sales Return