For many importer goods in transit is difficult to track. All Orders has a simple and effective solution to this problem.
In most cases, you take ownership of goods the minute they leave the foreign dock. At that point in time the correct thing to do is to create a Receiving Doc and Send the Bill to QuickBooks to record the liability even though you have not physically received the goods. When you receive an item in All Orders they are available for sale (see understanding quantities). They will also be available to ship UNLESS they are marked as 'In Transit'. To mark a receipt as In Transit, UNCHECK the Received box on the Receiving Doc. When the items are physically received, check the box to remove the In Transit flag.
You can also exclude In Transit from available to sell Inventory Preferences.