To create a single Product or to create multiple products in bulk.
Adding a single product
- Navigate to the Products page, Warehouse>Products.
- Select +Add Product.
- Using the below field descriptions, fill in the relevant information.
The Customer associated with the Product.
A Product can only be used and associated with one single Customer, however, you can create multiple products (one for each customer) with the same name and code.
|Yatala Pie Shop|
|Name||Yes||The name of the product.||Beef Pie 1 x 110gm|
Additional information about the product can be displayed on documents such as picking slips, consignment notes, and other exports.
|Made from 100% premium quality grass-fed Angus beef|
|Storage Charge Method||Yes||How Storage Charges are applied to this product. See Storage Charges for specific details on how each Storage Charge Method works.||Per Location|
|Product Volume||The volume of the product in cubic meters (L x W x H). This can be used to control Storage Charges and can also be used to automatically populate the cubic of a Consignment (see: Mapping Volume and Weight to Consignment Fields)||0.0034|
The weight of the product is in kilograms. This can be used to control Storage Charges and can also be used to automatically populate the weight of a Consignment (see: Mapping Volume and Weight to Consignment Fields)
The barcode for the Base Measurement (i.e., the Barcode on a single unit). Note you can define different barcodes for the different size packs using the Conversion Measurements below.
By clicking Add Another Conversion you can add conversion measurements. For example, with the Beef Pies example, you have may have 10 pies in 1 Carton. You would add a Conversion Measurement of Carton with a Conversion Factor of 10.
Ensure you take note of the Example column when adding the conversion to ensure you have set it up correctly.
If you wish to add another conversion you can select +Add Another Conversion. With the Beef Pie example, you may add a pallet conversion, you have 48 cartons per pallet so you would have 480 units per pallet.
It's also important to note that each measurement can have its own barcode. This allows you to scan a Carton and have it register that you've picked 10 units or scan an entire pallet to receive in 480. For more information on the use of Barcodes, please see Scan Putaway and Scan Picking on the Mobile App.
Conversion Factor: 10
Example: 10 Units per Carton
|+Add New Measurement|
If you wish to add a new Product Unit of Measure upon adding conversions you can do so by clicking +Add New Measurement.
Enter the information for the new Product Unit of Measure. If mapping the Product Unit of Measure to a Transport Product/Consignment Field and Product Type you can do so from here. See Mapping Product Unit of Measures to Consignment Fields/Transport Product for more information.
|Random Weight Product|
A random weight product is a product whereby the weight of each unit that's picked needs to be recorded. For example, this is common when packing cartons of meat, in which each carton is a slightly different weight, and the customer charges per Kilo.
For example, you may have boxes of expensive sirloin steaks; each weighs approximately 20kg; however, each box varies. By making a product random weight, when picking items, the user must enter the exact weight of each item (i.e., 19.45kg); this information is then sent back to the customer in their Pack Notification Email to bill the receiver for exactly 19.45kg.
|Product Custom Fields|
If you have Product Custom Fields enabled, fields you have defined will appear on the screen for entry. For example: "Supplier Code."
The number of days before expiration in which CartonCloud will send out an automated email advising the stock will be expiring in x number of days. This is useful for advising clients that their stock will expire soon and should be cleared out (possibly through a discount or promotion). This email can be configured through the Outgoing Notification Emails
The number of days before expiration that the product will no longer be automatically selected on import. For example, products within 2 days of expiration probably shouldn't be sent out to customers as they won't last long enough once they arrive. Therefore, if an expiry threshold of 2 was used, the stock will no longer be selected automatically if the order is within two days of expiration.
Note, however; you can manually select stock for an order which is either Expired or within the Expiry Threshold.
|Low Stock Threshold|
This is the quantity in which the stock levels are considered low and requires attention. When the stock on hand hits this number, a Low Stock Notification will be sent. This email can be configured through the Outgoing Notification Emails.
|Initial Status of Purchase Order Product||Yes||When assigning stock to a Purchase Order, this value sets the Product Status of that stock. For example, if you selected "Quarantine", all stocks created would default to Quarantine Status. You can modify and create your own Product Status if required.||OK|
|Stock Selection Method||Yes|
When assigning stock for a Sale Order, this determines how the system will pick a stock. See the article: How CartonCloud chooses outgoing stock - Stock Selection Methods for more information.
|If finished Bill of Material products (BOMs) are out of stock, take from individual components during Sale Order import.|
This setting is only relevant for the Bill of Material Products - Products made up of other products (such as a Hamper).
See the Bill of Materials article for further details.
|Purchase Order Product Expiry Date Required?||Determines whether the expiry date field is required for Purchase Order Products that use this product (see Purchase Order Products Settings).|
|Purchase Order Product Custom Fields Required? (per field)||Determines whether each custom field is required for Purchase Order Products that use this product (see Purchase Order Products Settings).|
- Click Save.
Follow along with our CEO, Vincent as he explains how to add a product in CartonCloud.
Bulk Importing Products (Export / Import CSV)
Once you have created your first Product, you can create Products in bulk using the export/import function.
See Exporting and Importing Products for steps on creating Products in bulk.