The pricing method you select for a particular product will determine how you list that product for sale.
For products that have just one selling unit, or have multiple selling units that pull from a shared availability (of the base unit). Multipliers are specified for each selling unit to determine how much product to remove from availability when the product is sold.
In the above example we set up a Red Potato product as a Type A. With Type A products, the availability is listed by the base unit, so it's important that the base unit of a Type A unit reflects how you'll list the product. The multiplier determines how much of the base unit constitutes the corresponding selling unit. In the above example, where the base unit of "Pounds" the multiplier of 50 represents the 50 lbs. that the 50 lb. case selling unit pulls from availability when it's sold. Like Type C products, you can enter the price you want to receive for each selling unit in the Unit Price field.
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 B products are listed by the availability of their selling units (like Type C).
- B1: Recommended for meats and cheeses (or other pre-packaged products), multiple ordered quantities of a selling unit are given their own line in the invoice, and can be edited by their exact weight.
- B2: Recommended for produce, multiple ordered quantities of a selling unit are grouped in the same line of an invoice.
In the above example we setup a Winter Squash product as Type B2. The selling unit is setup as "Each" so customers will be able to purchase the number of squash they'd like, and by entering an estimated weight, the system will calculate what to charge customers for each sqaush by multiplying the estimated weight by the Unit Price. After the order has been placed, you'll be able to enter the actual total weight for the ordered squash.
A Note on Estimated Weights
When entering an estimated weight for a product it's generally advisable to enter the weight that's at the higher end of the expected weight range for that selling unit. That way, you'll be editing the weight down more often than editing the weight up, resulting in a lower final customer price.
For products that have multiple selling units, where each selling unit has it's own availability and price.