Users can input additional
sub-item attributes as categories to boost inventory management efficiency.
Add categories to view inventory relevant information on one screen, and use the info to sort, search, and analyze your inventory.
Settings > Category to add product or sub-item attributes.
Basic Mode, add attributes as categories under
Multi Mode, add attributes as categories under
Product Category or
Sub-item Category, based on the type.
For general attributes not dependent on the individual product (
sub-item), add the categories in
Product Categories are shared for all products registered to your inventory such as
For attributes dependent on the individual product(
sub-item), add the categories in
Sub-item Categories are set specific for the product item, such as
Location (for products stored in multiple locations).
Supported Category Formats
- Text: Input general text and numerals such as serial numbers ('001242').
- Number: Input integers and real numbers such as 1028 or 3.14.
- Date: Input dates such as 2018-08-20.
Categories Use Tips
By adding categories, users can view all related info on the product page, search by category, or view items grouped by categories.
View Items Grouped By Category
View items grouped by category in the product list. View both the total inventory balance and balance by type quickly.
Additional info and statistics are available on the Dashboard.
Search your inventory by the additional attributes you selected for your products in BoxHero.
Search your inventory database with BoxHero which shows results with even partially finished
text query inputs.
dates, the full query must be input in the search.
Use the search function to quickly select products when stocking in/out or audit.
Example 1 – Handmade Shoe Sales
This example is a shoe retail business with both an online and offline presence.
- The same model of shoes is affixed with a different barcode based on size and color.
- Inventory is kept separately in the store and warehouse.
- The store needs inventory management for B grade products (try-on product).
For this business, the following additional info can be added to their product inventory.
|Product Category||Size||40, 41.5|
|Type||Sneakers, Loafer, Derby|
|Sub-item Category||Location||Warehouse, Shop B-1, Shop B-4|
|Condition||Grade B, Return|
Size, color, and product type can be applied for all products in your inventory as general categories (
Specific categories such as storage location or the condition of your product may differ by individual items,
which makes it more suitable as a
Example 2 – Tuna Wholesale Distribution Business
This example is a wholesale distribution business that deals in frozen tuna.
- The business processes wholesale tuna and sells to retail stores.
- The manufacture date and weight is affixed to the product packaging after processing.
For this business, the following additional info can be added to the product inventory.
|Product Category||Type||Bigeye Tuna, Tuna|
|Sub-item Category||Weight||10kg, 3.5kg|
Product are added by fish species such as Bigeye Tuna or Tuna.
The manufacture date and weight is affixed to the product box after processing, which can be added as a new sub-item category.
Print out the Item ID label of the created sub-item category and stick it to the box to manage your inventory easily.
Example 3 – Used Mobile Phone/Appliance Sales
This example is a business that buys and sells used mobile devices.
- The buy date, purchase price, condition, and appraisal price of the purchased device is written down.
- Inventory management by product type and model is needed.
The following additional info can be added to the product inventory.
|Product Category||Model||iPhone6, Galaxy S8|
|Condition||A, B, C|
|Note||Upper left crack|
Add the mobile device specs to the product category to refer to when you sell your used mobile device.
You can also group together products by type such as
Earphones to sort and view your product inventory by type category.
Create new sub-item categories such as purchase date, purchase price, and condition of device as you stock in a new used mobile device.