Product and Variant details

This article covers the details each product can have within Stock&Buy.

Product properties

The table below outlines the various product properties supported within Stock&Buy.

Property nameDescriptionExample input
Product nameName of the productADIDAS – SUPERSTAR 80S
DescriptionDescription of the productThere’s a shell toe for every season, and the adidas Originals Superstar 80s shoes have a full grain leather upper
BrandBrand of the productADIDAS
SupplierMain supplier for this product – useful for automated purchase order creation 
Default TaxDefault tax rate – useful for manual sale order creation within Stock&BuySales Tax (25%)
ImagesImages of the product 
TagsTags of the product. Useful for searching and filtering on specific product tagsAdidas, Autumn, Men
Product TypeType / Kind of the productShoes

Products can either be simple or variable.  For example, suppose that you sell T-shirts with two options: size and color. The size option has three values: small, medium, and large. The color option has two values: blue and green. One specific variant from these options is a small, blue T-shirt. 

Product Variant properties

Product variants have the following properties:

Property nameDescriptionExample input
Inventory PolicyIndicates whether this product’s inventory is tracked or not.
In stockInventory count in stock (on your shelves or warehouse)10
AllocatedAllocated stock7
Available stockAvailable stockADIDAS
MACMoving average cost for this variant9.56
SKUStock Keeping UnitAD-01-white-5
Purchase priceThe latest known purchase price used to acquire this variant from your supplier4.0
Retail priceThe price that you’re charging for the product (in your base currency)89
Wholesale price

The price that you’re charging for the product (in your base currency)

A secondary pricing list which can be used for wholesale businesses or multiple sale channels selling at different price levels.

Retail Compare priceThe original retail price for a product that is on sale6
Wholesale Compare priceThe original Wholesale price for a product that is on sale7
Alert levelLevel below which the system will report the variant as being low on stock 
Supplier SKUSupplier part number. Useful when creating purchase orders 
BarcodeBarcode if applicable 
WeightWeight of the variant 

Simple products will exhibit the properties below in a suite of input elements. Variable products in the other hand will display the properties below in a tabular format.

Weight units and measurements

Product and variation weights is an important attribute which should be taken good care of. Product weights have are important mainly cause they have a direct impact on your shipping and handling fees.

Weights in Stock&Buy

Stock&Buy is a unit-less system where the weight is an absolute number. The weight measurement is left to the user to decide which unit to use for the inventory.

Multiple sales channels

When dealing with multiple sales channels such as Shopify stores, it is critical to ensure

  • The online shops are all set to use the same unit measurement
  • All your products are set to use the default store unit measurement
    This way, Stock&Buy can keep all the stores weights in sync.

Multiple sales channels with different unit measurements

We currently have no support for different weight measurements. Please get in touch if you have multiple stores which are set to use different unit measurements.

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