Units of Measure

This feature lets you assign units of measure to your items.
Enabling this option will allow you to buy and sell an item in more than one unit of measure.

Unit measurements

There are a few default units and measurements preconfigured in Stock&Buy. The table below describes the measurements and the supported units.

MeasurementUnit
CountEach
LengthMillimeter
Centimeter
Meter
Kilometer
Foot
Inch
Yard
MassMilligram
Gram
Kilogram
Ounce
Pound
VolumeMilliliter
Centiliter
Liter
UsGallon
AreaSquareCentimeter
SquareDecimeter
SquareMeter
SquareInch
SquareFoot

The units of measure system is disabled by default. You need to disable this functionality before you can use units across the system

To enable unit measurements:

  1. Go to your Account Settings page
  2. Click on Inventory & Warehouses
  3. Toggle the Enable Units of Measure (UoM) setting

Once enabled, a dropdown of measurements and units will be visible in :

As stated above, unit measurements allow you to stock your products in one unit and purchase your goods in a different unit.

Example: a business selling liquids can stock a given product in Centiliters and purchase the same product in Liters.

Custom Unit Measurements

Custom unit measurements allow you to extend the default unit system described above. This feature enables tracking of inventory in units such as dozens, cases, pallets, spools…

For example, a business selling cotton cord can store their products in Centimeters and purchase their goods in spools of 1KM.

To define a custom unit:

  1. Go to your Account Settings page
  2. Click on Inventory & Warehouses
  3. Toggle Enable Units of Measure (UoM) ON
  4. Click on Add Custom Unit
  5. Type in the custom unit name, for example, Spool
  6. Enter the base unit, for example, Kilometer (spools measured in Kilometer)
  7. Specify the quantity, for example, 1 (1 spool measures 1 kilometer)
  8. Click Close
  9. Click Save at the top of the page

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