Multiple UoM (Unit of Measurement) product types can be illustrated as a bottle of mineral water, and it does also have boxes. So that every box of mineral water contains a ratio of bottles. For example, 1 Box of mineral water contains 12 Bottles of mineral water
When the selling process goes by, if a customer wanted to buy the Bottled mineral water, but the quantity didn't adequate for him, the stock of boxes will be automatically reduced to increase the quantity of Bottled mineral water according to the ratio. This kind of illustration is commonly called one level of derivative forms.
To create this type of product, you can follow steps below:
I. Via User Interface
Step 1. Select Add on Product Menu set type as Multiple UOM
Add New Product like mineral water and have 2 variants (Bottle and Box).
Step 2. Edit Variant (Bottle) by double-clicking
Step 3. Set the ratio to the product
We entered a ratio of 12 bottles = 1 box
Step 4. First stock 10 box, After selling 15 bottle, it will automatically reduce its parent's stocks if the quantity doesn't adequate when selling process occurred.
II. Bulk Operation via Import CSV function
You can also add the StandardWithParent type of product from your CSV file just by adding 3 columns labeled as "Type", "Parent", and "Ratio". Here is the example of the CSV file for another type of illustration (Mineral Water(Aqua), Bottle, and Box).
Multiple UOM Product Type Tutorial Video
You might also like to read these related articles below:
If you have several types of Multiple UOM products, you can convert stock product child into stock product parents by following the article here: Convert Inventory to Parent UoM
If you want to create a bundled product containing components with Standard type, you can read this article: Create New Product Standard with Component
If you want to know the quantity available from the unit total quantity for the parent uom, you can read this article: Show Unit Total Quantity in the UoM Column