Shopventory can be used to track units (pounds, milliliters, kilograms, ounces, etc.) using the Bundles function and by creating Bundle Variants. 

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Bundle Variants Visualized:

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Using Bundle Variants

For example, let's say we sell Olive Oil in Various quantities.

First, we'll create a regular Item called "Olive Oil" with a Variant of "1 liter". So it will display as:

Item: Olive Oil 

  • Variant: 1 Liter

Notice there is a quantity of 12.75 in stock.
Shopventory tracks
partial quantities for any Item.

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Once the Regular Item is created in the Items & Variants tab...

We can create a new Bundle Variant of the Olive Oil item from the existing 1 Liter Variant.

To create a Bundle Variant, we just have to click on the existing Item Name and use the Add Bundle Variant option. 

The components for the Bundle Variant will be .5 units of Olive Oil (1 Liter). We will call this Variant 'Half-Liter'. Watch closely:

Note: More than one piece of inventory can be added to a Bundle Variant.

So, what we have done is create a 1 Liter Variant of Olive Oil, then create a Half-Liter Variant of Olive Oil based on that original 1 Liter Variant. 

So our point of sale will show:

Item: Olive Oil

  • Variant: 1 Liter
  • Variant: Half-Liter

Whichever Variant I sell, it's drawing from the same components in my inventory.

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The same can be done with packs to singles, bottles to pours, pounds to ounces, and a whole lot more! 

Things to keep in mind:

  • Shopventory does NOT do standard unit conversion. In other words, Shopventory does not know that 1000 milliliters go into 1 liter or that 16oz are the same thing as 1lb... unless you tell it.
  • Changing the Bundle Item Name, Category, tax rate, or Active toggle will change the component Item in the Items & Variants tab, and vice versa.

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