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Thrive University || Course 1, Lesson 3 || Exploring Thrive’s Features
Thrive University || Course 1, Lesson 3 || Exploring Thrive’s Features

Thrive University Course 1, Lesson 3. Explore the features Thrive has to offer

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In this lesson of Thrive University, we discuss the features Thrive has to offer. We've broken it down into three parts, The Catalog, Inventory Management, and Metrics, Invoicing and Bulk Uploads. Join us for a breakdown of what these powerful tools can do!

Getting Started: The Catalog


  • Use the ‘Actions’ button for quick access to tasks like bulk uploads, bulk delete, print labels, edit or add functions, etc.

  • Use the Filter button to change the main product page view to hone in on the pool of products you want to see.


How can I edit multiple products at once?

Check out our Bulk uploads for mass inventory updates, changes, or additions via a Google Sheets spreadsheet. There are different options depending on what changes you'd like to make.

Why do my products show up multiple times on the main product screen?

This is intentional!

Thrive separates items by line, per location. If you have a product available at two locations, you'll see the item name appear twice, each with its own quantity and pricing.

To see what's available at one location only, use the filters to sort the product page.

Why are there two costs for my item on the main product screen?

Thrive uses Default Costs and Lot Costs to give you the most accurate COGS.

The gray cost is your default cost, and likely was imported from your integration. This is the cost found on the product detail page.

The blue cost is your lot cost, and is what was paid for a particular shipment of inventory. Profit is calculated using lot costs, to give you accurate COGs and more detailed reporting.

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Getting Started: Inventory Counts Management


  • Click the blue quantity on the main inventory page to reveal the inventory history. This is a log of all quantity changes to an item.

  • Use a barcode scanning gun when doing Stocktakes for fast and efficient reconciling of inventory counts.


How do I update my counts?

We'd recommend using Stocktakes for this. Stocktakes allow you to update quantities for multiple products at once, see any discrepancies, and keep a clear record of your counts.

Why can't I add this item to my Purchase Order?

Items must first be assigned to the vendor to be able to be added to a Purchase Order. Also, make sure the item is enabled for the location you are creating the PO for!

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Getting Started: Metrics, Invoicing, and Bulk Uploads


  • Create a Dashboard for each location to give you insight into each location. Add tiles that show you the data you are looking for.

  • Take note of each report’s filters and extra display columns that can be added.

  • Bulk upload sheets auto-save while you are working on them! So you can always navigate back if you need a break.

  • Look for the info bubble on report tiles and in the display column names, then hover your mouse over it to reveal the formula.


Why can't I edit the product name field on the edit variants spreadsheet?

Each bulk upload spreadsheet functions differently and has certain cells that you cannot edit. This is to keep your inventory catalog intact.

For example, you cannot edit a product's name on the edit variants spreadsheet, but you can edit a product name on the edit product's spreadsheet.

How can I accept payment for invoices?

Via cash or check, offline payment, or with Stripe as the processor.

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