Bundles: Pours (Example)
How to use Bundles to manage bottles, pours, and mixed drinks
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Tracking Pours

Suppose I sell wine by the bottle and by the glass. With a Bundle, I can make sure the inventory always comes out of the same place.

Let's look at an example:

1. Create a Product — Suppose this Cabernet bottle is 750ml, but I also want to measure each glass or "pour." I'll use Cabernet as my product name and then each variant. To add a variant, simply click "Create Variant."

2. Add the price — Remember, the cost is what I paid for the bottle, quantity is how many bottles I have in stock, and the price is what a customer will pay for a bottle. 

3. Add a second variantWe'll specify that this is a "Glass" in the variant name. Don't forget to enter the price you charge per glass: 

4. Convert the Glass into a Bundle: 

Select your Bottle as the "Component". Suppose you get about 5 glasses per bottle, your quantity will be 1/5th, or 0.2 (learn more about calculations here):

In other words, whenever I sell a glass of Cabernet, we will deduct 0.2 of a bottle. If I receive a bottle in stock, then Thrive will add 1 bottle and 5 glasses to the quantities on hand automatically.

The same principles apply to liquor or 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 quantity will be 1/17 = 0.059.

Mixed Drinks

To create a Bundle composed of multiple items, simply add the components one by one.

Most businesses prefer to make mixed drinks/recipes as their own separate Bundles, especially if you don't sell liquor by the bottle. This is an organizational preference to make navigation at the register more intuitive.

To make a Bundle its own product, simply create a new product and convert it into a Bundle rather than making it a variant of an existing item.

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