keep track of the cost of giving away products for marketing purposes.

keep track of the cost of giving away products for marketing purposes.

Good afternoon,
I am wondering how to deal correctly with products that we give away as samples, for free, for marketing purposes.

I would like to :
• keep track of the products in the inventory (-1 on such or such date)
• keep track of who received products for free (associated with the contact page)
• keep track of the costs of sending products for free in a marketing expense account.

Currently I am treating those items as normal sales with a price list of 100% markdown (creating estimates, sales order, packages, shipment, invoices). It covers my 2 first points, but unfortunately does not keep track of the accumulated cost of give aways in a same marketing expense account.

Where does the money loss go ?
Would you have a way to keep track of that cost in a specific expense account ?

Thank you!

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