Previously, we learned about signing up and signing in. Now we're going to learn about adding new products. A product inventory needs to be created in the BackOffice before it can become a sale item on the iPad Register.
1. At your BackOffice, go to Products > Add Product.
2. Name your product and set the price.
*Other aspects such as Tax Rate, Categories, Inventory Tracking can be edited now or later.
The name of your product as it will appear on the register and customer receipts.
Stock Keeping Unit – A unique short-name identifier for your product.
A general group for your inventory. Categories keep items organised, and is used for reporting.
You should specify a supplier if you want to make a purchase order.
Product tags can be used in reports. Tags provide a way to group related items together. It is more flexible than categories because you can have multiple tags for each product. e.g. “milk-based”, “promotion”, “consignment” etc. Tags are also useful for promotions, for example, you can set a promotion for all items that have the 'bags' tag.
If you're using an iPad with Retina Display (iPad 4th Gen and above), the images should ideally be at least 264x240 pixels.
- Fixed: For items with pricing that are always the same. Most commonly used.
- Variable: Price of the item will be set at the point of check-out on the iPad Register (e.g. shipping costs, consultation fee).
- By Unit: e.g. nuts sold by Weight (gram/kg).
Product options that vary the product such as the size (small, medium, large), flavour (chocolate, buttered, plain), or colour (red, blue, white). If your product has variants, check ‘Has Variants’. Check out the infographic below for more info!
Check this box if you want to have the inventory level of your item tracked.
- Quantity: Current stock level of product.
- Warning Stock Level: When your product reaches this Warning Stock Level, it appears in Supply Needs. Supply Needs help you to keep track of items that need to be restocked.
- Ideal Stock Level: The ideal level of inventory that you wish to have for this item. When creating Purchase Orders, StoreHub will suggest the amount to order based on this number.
What are Single choice variants and Multiple choice variants?
Single choice variants
Item options that can only have one selection. For example, a cup of cappuccino can only be hot OR cold, large OR medium.
Multiple choice variants
Item options that can have multiple selections. For example, a plate of pasta can have extra bacon, extra mushroom AND extra cheese.
Single Choice Variants must have a ‘default option’. In the example below, ‘small’ is the default option. ‘Small’ has no additional charges to the base price of $ 10.00.
- Base Price = $ 10.00
- Small = $ 10.00 + $ 0.00
- Medium = $ 10.00 + $ 3.00
- Large = $ 10.00 + $ 5.00
Alternatively, you can leave the Base Price as 0, and specify the full price for each variant. For variants with no additional charges, all options should have $ 0.00 value in Add to Price section.
All done? Just hit 'Save'!
You can add products in bulk by importing them using our CSV template. Do refer to the guide here.