Users can input additional
sub-item attributes as categories to boost up your inventory management efficiency.
By adding categories, you can view items by keyword(s) and can sort, search, analyze your inventory for your needs.
Settings > Category to add a product or sub-item category.
Basic Mode, add attributes as categories under
Multi Mode, add attributes as categories under
Product Category or
Sub-item Category, based on the type.
If the attributes are traits that can be applied to all products, like
Size, please add these attributes under
If you are trying to add
Locations, where division for sub-item is needed, please add under
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.
Tips on Using Categories
By adding categories, users can view, search, filter items by its related information.
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.
You can search your inventory by the additional information you have added as categories. If searching in
text, only inserting partial information will still provide the matching results. However, for
dates(must enter in
YYYY-MM-DD format), the full query must be inserted to search.
Use the 'search' feature to quickly select products when making stock in/out/audit.
Example 1 – Handmade Shoe Retail
This example is a shoe retail business with both an online and offline presence.
- The same model of shoes is affixed with different barcodes based on size and color.
- Separate inventories exist, the store and the warehouse.
- The store needs inventory management including B-grade products(try-on product).
For such business, the following additional information can be added to the 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, Returned|
Since size, color, and product type are default attributes of the products, it's convenient to register the three as
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 are 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|
Products are registered by fish species such as Bigeye Tuna or Tuna.
The manufacture date and weight are 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 easily manage your inventory.
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 specifications to the product category to refer to when you sell your used mobile device.
You can also group the products by category such as
Earphones to sort and view your inventory according to your needs.
Create new sub-item categories such as purchase date, purchase price, and condition of the device as you make stock in for a new used mobile device.