What are Custom Amounts?

A sale for a "Custom Amount" (also referred to as a "Custom Product") is created when a sale is made that is not linked to a particular product. 

For example, rather than selecting and selling a Product that costs $30, the employee at the register would receive $30 into the register. 

Here is how it would appear in the Sales Report:

  • Custom Amounts/Products are always Uncategorized.
  • There may be a Product name, that just means a name was entered at the time of the sale. 
  • There is no way to edit Sales Reports. If a Custom Amount was entered, it will remain there going forward.

Because no Product was selected at the time of the sale, Shopventory has no way to link that sale to any Product in the inventory. Therefore we do NOT recommend using the register's option for custom amounts/Products once Shopventory is connected.


Avoiding Custom Amount sales

Shopventory recommends merchants only sell products that have already been created in the Shopventory inventory. This means selecting from the existing products on the register instead of using a keypad to receive a custom amount.

Once a Custom Amount entry is made on the Sales Report, there is no option to link it to a product for sales history. That product's quantity will need to be updated manually (be sure to leave a note!). Custom Amount sales are uncategorized in the Sales Reports.


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