Thrive Inventory by Shopventory refers to selling products by units of measurement as 'Per Unit' pricing. Thrive Inventory only manages 'Fixed' pricing from our interface. 

Here is the main difference:

  • 'Per Unit' pricing refers to selling things by standard units (e.g. per gallon, per ounce, per kilogram, etc.) so I can sell partial quantities (e.g. 1.255 lbs).

  • Fixed pricing is the "usual" setup where a product has a standard price and only whole quantities are sold. 

Thrive Inventory only has options to manage Fixed pricing from our system, but 'Per Unit' pricing designations can be imported. Clover and Square are currently the only integrations that Thrive Inventory supports importing Per Unit pricing information from.


'Per Unit' pricing in Clover

To set 'Per Unit' pricing on simple products, take these steps:

  1. Go to your Clover Dashboard and click into your product. Choose your pricing type and opt for 'Per Unit' on those select products. 

  2. Go to the Locations and Integrations page of Thrive Inventory and import the inventory catalog only.

To set 'Per Unit" pricing on a new product with variants, follow these steps:

  1. Create the new product in your Clover POS directly and set the 'per unit' pricing for each variant.

  2. Go to the Locations and Integrations page of Thrive Inventory and import. Since it's a new product, you can bring over the catalog, costs, and quantities.


'Per Unit' pricing in Square

To set 'Per Unit' pricing on products, take these steps:

  1. Go to your Square Dashboard and click into your product. Select the corresponding unit of measurement the product is set up within Thrive Inventory. set the pricing type to 'Per Unit' on those products.

  2. Go to the Locations and Integrations page of Thrive Inventory and import the inventory catalog only.


Multiple Locations

For accounts that have multiple Clovers connected, or a Square account with multiple locations, the 'per unit' pricing will sync out automatically to enabled integrations when the change is made and the import (Step 2) is complete.

  • NOTE: If you are setting up 'per unit' pricing for a new product with variants (on Clover) there is one more step. After following steps 1 & 2 (see steps above), you will need to enable the new product at the other Clovers you want the product to appear.

To be clear, if you make a 'per unit' pricing update in Clover, we will update all your other Clovers on the account if the product is enabled for them. If you also have a Square account connected, you will need to follow the Square steps for the 'per unit' pricing to be correctly reflected and vice versa.


Things to Note:

  • By following the steps above, it will prevent Thrive Inventory from changing back to Fixed pricing.

  • Ensure the unit of measurement on Thrive Inventory and your integration are the same. Your POS does not make distinctions between units when translating a sale to us.

    • For example, let's say your 'per unit' pricing is set for ounces (oz), but your Inventory is calculated by pounds (lbs). If you sell 16 oz of a product, your integration and Thrive Inventory will see it as "deduct 16 units." Your integration does not do the translation to calculate that 16 oz = 1 lb and simply deduct one unit.


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