How to Track Pours
Suppose I sell wine (or any alcohol) by the bottle and by the glass. With a bundle variant, I can make sure the inventory always comes out of the same place.
Let's take a bottle of Wine as an example:
1. Create a Product. — Suppose this is a Shopventory Cabernet and the bottle is 750ml. I'll use those as my Product and variant names, respectively.
So the Product Name is Shopventory Cabernet and the Variant Name is 750ml Bottle (Click "Add Variant" to enter the Variant Name)
2. Add the price — Remember, cost is what I paid for the bottle, quantity how many bottles I have in stock, and price is what a customer will pay for a bottle.
3. Now add a second variant. — We'll specify that this is a "Glass" in the variant name. Don't forget to enter the price you charge per glass:
4. Now you can convert the Glass variant into a Bundle:
5. Select "Shopventory Cabernet (750ml Bottle)" as the component Product. Supposing you get about 5 glasses per bottle, your Qty will be 1/5th, or 0.2:
The same principles apply to liquor and anything else you sell a portion of. For instance, if you create a bundle to represent a single shot, and you expect to pour about 17 shots per bottle, your component Qty will be 1/17 = 0.059.
To create a bundle composed of multiple Items, simply add the Components one by one.
Remember, however, that if you choose to make this a variant of the primary ingredient, that's where it will be organized in your register.
Most users prefer to make mixed drinks/recipes as their own separate bundles, especially if you don't sell liquor by the bottle. Learn more
To do that, simply create a new product and convert it into a bundle rather than making it a variant of an existing item. You can still use any product in your inventory to create a Bundle!