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"Per Location"(default)

Storage charges are calculated based on the number of Warehouse Locations which are used. In the case where multiple products are stored on a single pallet the system will just charge the location once. Bulk locations may be used to store multiple 'pallets' in a single location and therefore charge multiple pallets of storage. Per-Location charges do not care about the amount of product in any location, simply the number of unique locations used (Note: by default all new storage being goods received during the storage week are charged - this can be turned off on the charge details tab 'Double Charge Storage'). This means that large quantities of product must be split up into individual "Pallets" so the storage charges are correct. This method is recommended when most of the warehouse is racked, and multiple products are stored within individual locations.

Warehouse Location Group Names
If a warehouse location group name is set, then all locations with the same group name will be grouped together and treated as one location.

"Per Location (and bulk location pallets)"

Similar to Per-Location charging however the product quantity is taken into account when calculating storage charges.

This provides one advantage in that it allows large quantities of stock to be loaded into locations without being split into individual pallets. This solution is recommended in warehouses where bulk products are stored and locations are not shared by multiple products.

Notes:

  • Both Single Pallet and Multiple Pallet locations take quantity into account, meaning if you load 2 Pallets worth of stock into a Single Pallet Location (which isn't really possible, but the software allows this to happen), then it'll charge 2 x pallets for that location.
  • The determination of the Number of Pallets comes from the "Oversize Unit".


Handling of Single Pallet Locations:

By default, if multiple SKUs are allocated to a single pallet id or location, the system will charge storage for each of the individual SKUs (ie: the same location will be charged multiple times, once for each SKU, or once for each pallet). However, this handling can be modified within Organisation Settings.

The option is called:  "If "Per Location (and bulk location pallets)" Storage Charges are used - Should all stock on Single Pallet Locations be combined into a single charge?"

OptionEffect
No (Default)

The location can be charged once for each SKU stored. For example, a client storing 4 different products on a Single Pallet Location will be charged for the location 4 times.

If stock quantities greater than 1 pallet are loaded onto the location, (ie: a product is configured as 40 boxes per pallet, and 45 boxes are loaded into the location), the location will be charged for the number of pallets stored, ie: 2 pallets.

Yes

All stock on a Single Pallet location is combined into a single charge. For example, a client storing 4 different products on a Single Pallet location will only be charged for the location once.

If stock quantities greater than 1 pallet are loaded onto the location, (ie: a product is configured as 40 boxes per pallet, and 45 boxes are loaded into the location), the location will still only be charged once.


"Volume Based"Volume based charging calculates the total amount of product in the warehouse during the given period, takes the volume of those products, and then works out the total volume of the space used, and applies the charge for that. Number of warehouse locations used have absolutely no effect over volume based storage charges.
"Weight Based"Like Volume based charging only charges are calculated based on the total weight of the product.
"Per Item"Individual storage rates can be loaded against individual products. For example a fridge may have a storage charge per week of $4.50, while a microwave may have a storage charge of $1.20. This method is useful if odd shaped items are being stored (meaning pallet storage calculation methods don't work), and stocks need to be separated from one another (meaning that volume based charges are inaccurate). In most cases either pallet-based or volume-based storage charges are preferred as they more accurately track the actual storage space used. Per Item storage charges are prone to creating non-linear storage rates.
"Per Pallet (based on qty)"

The total quantity of each products is aggregated across all warehouse locations. Then the number of pallets (or whatever its oversize units) are calculated, rounded up to a whole number. The charges are based on this quantity.

NOTE: You must have a Pallet Unit of Measure configured for each Product that is using this as a Storage Method charge.

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