First, the "Layers"

Shopventory offers three "layers" of differentiation: Category, Item, and Variant. 

  • Category is the first layer. 
  • Then you select the Items under that Category. 
  • Finally, you select the Variants under that Item.



Each field allows you to add plenty of info, so for instance:

Category: Snacks

Item: Potato Chips

  • Variant: Classic
  • Variant: BBQ
  • Variant: Sea Salt & Vinegar — etc...


Category: Snacks

Item: Ice Cream

  • Variant: Vanilla
  • Variant: Chocolate
  • Variant: Strawberry — etc...

You can also have Shopventory Generate Variants with multiple attributes: Learn more


There are any number of configurations. Even for more complex inventories.
For instance:


Category: Nike

Item Name: Mens Zoom KD - Regular Fit

  • Variant Name: Size 10 - Black
  • Variant Name: Size 10 - Blue
  • Variant Name: Size 8 - Black ... etc.

Item Name: Mens Air Jordan XXXI - Wide

  • Variant Name: Size 10 - Black
  • Variant Name: Size 9 - White
  • Variant Name: Size 9 - Black ... etc.

How you set up your Variants depends on what makes the most sense for your business, but the tools are all there! Each Variant would have its own price, cost and quantity. 

Why do my Variants say "Regular"?

Before May 9th, 2018, Shopventory required every item to have at least one variant. If an Item pulled into Shopventory from your point of sale with no Variants, Shopventory would have assigned it a variant called "Regular". 

As of May 9th, 2018, Shopventory does allow for simple items without a variant.


Check out these articles for more help creating and editing Items and Variants:

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