From the Products page, you can manage the Products that you’d like to sell. You can either add the Products that the Market has already set up (recommended), or create your own Products (which will need to be approved by the Market before you can list them for sale).
We recommend reviewing the Products the Market has set up, and contacting your Market Manager if you don’t see a Product you sell, before creating your own Products.
There’s a 3 step process for selling products:
- Add the Product to the list of products you sell
- Setup the Product with your pricing and information
- List the Product for sale in the current period
Selling Unit: Describes how and what the customer will purchase when they purchase a product. A Lettuce product might have a "Head" selling unit, and a "12 ct. Case" selling unit. A Ground Beef product might have a "1 lb. Package" and a "5 lb. Package" selling unit. When creating a product you'll need to setup at least 1 selling unit (you can set up as many as you need).
Base Unit: Describes the selling units of a product. Selling units that describe specific quantities (like "Head," "1 lb. Jar" or "12 ct. Case") can be described using the base unit "Each." Selling units that describe weights (like "25 lb. Case," "1 lb. Package" or "8oz. Bag") can be described using the base unit "Pounds." When creating a product you need to specify a base unit. Availability of Type A priced products is determined by their base unit. Products that need to be sold for their exact weight (using Type B pricing) need to have "Pounds" as their base unit.
Pricing Method: There are three Pricing Methods:
- Type C - For products that have multiple selling units, where each selling unit has it's own availability and price. (Default)
- Type B - For Products that are sold by their exact weight. An estimated weight is entered for each selling unit, which can be edited after the product is sold.
- Type A - For products that have multiple selling units that pull from a shared availability (of the base unit).
See the "Pricing Methods" section for a more specific break-down of the different Pricing Methods.
Multiplier: Used when pricing and listing Type A products. Multipliers describe how much of the base unit is constituted by the selling unit. If you were to setting up a Red Potato product with a base unit of Pounds that had three selling units (5 lb. Bag, 20 lb. Case, 50 lb. Case) the multipliers for each selling unit would be as follows:
- 5 lb. Bag = Multiplier of 5
- 20 lb. Case = Multiplier of 20
- 50 lb. Case = Multiplier of 50
This would allow you to list the total number of pounds of Red Potatoes you had available, and the system would use the multipliers to determine how many of each Selling Unit was available. As selling units are sold, the multipliers are used to determine how much of the base unit should be removed from availability.