Unit of measure is a functionality that allows you to share inventory between more than one product. Repeating barcodes are a functionality that allows two products to share the same UPC. The two concepts are discussed in this article since they are very often used in conjunction with one another.
On the second product that you wish to share the same code follow exactly the same steps. Repeating barcodes MUST be set up as alternate codes which may mean you need the system to auto-generate your primary product code. You can share a product code in this way with as many products as you'd like.
At the POS when you scan one of these products, you'll be prompted to select from all products that share a repeating barcode.
Great examples are; two vintages of wine that do not share inventory or pricing, clothing that is different sizes and colors that has the same barcode, and a seasonal type of beer like Alaskan Winter and Summer Ale.
If you join them all to the same unit of measure then:
1) When you look at the quantity on hand from the product it will be represented based on what product you're looking at. Here's an example:
24 pack cans - 24
If you looked at the inventory level of the 24 pack you would see 24 (expressed in total units per case), if you looked at the 6 pack you'd see 6 (your total inventory would be expressed as 6 packs), if you looked at the singles you'd see 1(inventory expressed in single cans).
Furthermore, when you buy the products from your suppliers the costing is shared as well. When you count your inventory it will tell you specifically which unit of measure you counted for record's sake and everything goes into the same "bucket" if you will. Lastly, when you look at reporting it's important if you use this report that you use the Quantity on hand reports that state that they are "UOM". These reports will only show you one of these three products based on whichever entry you've designated as your primary UOM. If you look at the standard inventory reports you'll see 3 rows which would technically be tripling this value.
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Q: The Sales by Department report on the EOD is missing some departments, why?
A: You can have UoM departments displayed in two ways, grouped, and ungrouped. If your UoM departments are group, then only the primary UoM product will be displayed under its department on the EOD report. If the UoM departments are ungrouped, then you will see the UoM child products under their own departments.
Example of grouped UoM:
My primary UoM product is "24 pack can" under the department of "24 pack" and has a child relationship of "6 pack can" that belongs to the "6 pack" department. When I sell (1) 6 pack can, the sale will appear under the "24 pack" department because the primary UoM belongs to the "24 pack" department.
Example of ungrouped UoM:My primary UoM product is "24 pack can" under the department of "24 pack" and has a child relationship of "6 pack can" that belongs to the "6 pack" department. When I sell (1) 6 pack can, the sale will appear under the "6 pack" department.
This setting can be changed under Global Enity Settings > Reports > Units of measure display logic.If you do not have the correct permissions to change this sitting, please contact support.