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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.

Example:
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.

Steps:

  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.

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.

Selecting relevant Sub Units for a products

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.


Product price details not shown

Issue: The product price and tax details may not be displayed while adding a new product.

Solution: Always make sure to enable the “Price and tax info” in Business Settings->Products.

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