Calculate sale price by weight

I sell free-range chickens and products mostly by weight. ie R30 per kg.

I would like to be able to invoice at POS for example
1 x chicken at 1.5kg = R45.00
1 x chicken at 1.8kg = R54.00

What would be the correct way to set this up so that the reports will show each chicken as a unit?

How would I put chickens into stock - just as units without weight?
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  • Hi Lindy,

    Well you have a few options:

    1. You can stock your chickens in kg however this option does not allow you to indicate the number of chickens you have available, only weight. This sort of defeats the purpose of managing your inventory so I would not suggest this option (though it will allow you to have inFlow calculate the price for you). The setup would look something like this:



    2. You can stock them in units (as you mentioned) and simply note the kg in the product description. You can set the description up so that it is never saved back to your record and then when you're completing your sales you can indicate what the weight of your chicken is. In this case I would set my product up as "Free Range Chicken - kg", giving you space to enter. The finished item would look something like this:



    but would require you to enter the weight and price manually in this case.

    I hope that helps and should you have any further questions/concerns please let us know!
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  • I’m trying!
    Thank you for your help! Im sure many people sell things by weight, like a butcher shop, or a hardware shop selling nails by the kg for example.

    The second method seems better but will be a bit slow at point of sale and leaves room for errors.

    I could add a range of individual items for whole chicken for example from 1.0kg, to 1.1kg to 1.2kg and so on, each as an individual product but this will create a lot of work when I have to put the chickens into stock!

    However if someone buys 4 x 1.5s and 2 x 1.2s then all will calculate correctly.

    It would be impossible however if you wanted to calculate to say 1.546kgs!!

    Maybe inflow should look at this?

    Thanks again for a wonderful program, I will fiddle around and find a solution - I hope!
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  • Thanks Lindy, your suggestion has been passed to the developers to see if we can come up with another solution!
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  • another workaround is to set the price to 0 and add a service item with the price you want (per KG). when preparing a sales order the total price for the items will be zero (number of items will be reduced from inventory). Adding the service item at the bottom of the sales order (enter number of kg to get total price) will give you the price you want.
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