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Product Units

Different Products have different units. ultimatePOS allows you to add different units for products.

Adding Units

  1. Go to Products -> Units
  2. Give the unit name, a short name, and choose if want the unit to allow decimals.

Name: Meter
Shortname: Mtr.
Allow Decimal: Yes.

Allowing decimal allows you to purchase/Sell the product in decimal and vice-versa.

Multiple Units:

This can be useful if you purchase products in a different unit and sell it in a different unit.

For example: Purchase in dozens and sell in pieces.
Or purchase in boxes and sell in pieces.


  1. Add the lower unit from Add Unit Screen. For example pieces.
  2. Add the higher unit as per the screenshot:
    • Check “Add as multiple of another unit”
      Multiple units - units of measurement
    • Provide the conversion Details.
  3. Use the unit in Add/Edit Product. While adding/editing purchase/ sale you can see the dropdown for units. Select the desired unit and it will change the unit purchase/sales price accordingly.

NOTE: You will not see the main Units (Dozen in this example) in the Add-Product Unit dropdown, select piece as the unit of product. All purchases/sales get saved in the lower unit (pieces in the above example). So after adding purchases/sales if you edit the conversion details, it will affect the purchases/sales quantity accordingly.

Selecting relevant Sub Units for a product

For some products not all sub-units will be required. Suppose for example you sell Oranges only in Dozens or only in pieces then it will be useful.

Enable it from Business settings ->Products -> Enable relevant sub-units

Now when adding products select the Unit for the products and it will give option to select multiple applicable sub-units. Selecting the sub-units will allow you to do purchases or sales on this selected sub-units.

Secondary Units:

Secondary units can be added to products. A secondary unit can be used if a particular product’s subunit may vary each time. For example, 1 piece of stone can be 10 kg or 20 kg, or 30 kg.

To enable this go to Settings-> Business Settings – > Products.

On enabling this, a secondary unit label will be shown in add/edit products screen.

Selecting this product in the purchase/sale/POS screen will also show the secondary unit label.

The details of secondary units for products are shown in the product stock history of that product.

NOTE: The secondary unit is not considered for calculation. It is only used for the user’s knowledge of tracking the products with varying subunits.

NOTE: Available only in version 4.7.8 and above.

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