I reiterate the initial question above but with a request that shopify consider modifying its program to allow us retailers to get a total inventory value (number of items x their aquisition cost). As Shopify already allows ud to track how many we have of each item, all you would need to do is have a place where we can enter our aquisition cost and the rest is just math, (although it would be nice to get value by department or product type as well). Many of us retailers have to tell the IRS at the end of each year what our total inventory value is, and since Shopify is keeping track of our inventory, this just makes sense. It also makes sense that we can request that certtain items not be included when calculating inventory value, for instance, I am a music store and many guitars are consigned so we don't actually own them and shouldn't be included in inventory value even though they are for sale here. Lastly, having a place to enter and later call up our aquisition cost is also useful because many times a customer makes an offer on an instrument that is lower than the marked price. if I can call up my acquisition cost, I can determine if I have enough margin to accept the offer. Adding these features would be very useful to many retailers, not just me. To properly integrate in-store and on-line sales, Shopify should consider making these changes so that these things that are routinely done in-store are part of the program. May thanks for reading this long entry.
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Hi, This is David B again and I own the music store. I think the ideal solution here would be to have both the ability to add a product type in Quick Sales, but also, and perhaps more importantly, to be able to add an item for sale that has no stated price, or that has a price that you can vary up or down when the final sale is made. For example, I think the gentleman with the candy store wants to be able to have an item called "jelly beans" but then type in the final price at the last minute after the customer's candy is weighed. Similarly, we do instrument repairs but do not know in advance what their price will be. I want to be able to have an item called "repair" (preset as a non-tax item because it is a service) that I can insert the price in as I am ringing it up. I could do that with a "quick sale" but then I have to manually remove the tax each time and under the current system it wouldn't have a "product type" so I would not be able to get a report later showing how much repair business I have done. Most cash registers have "departments" that are set as either tax or non tax and they allow you to type in the price as you go, and they issue department reports, so with my old machine, i could haver a guitar dept. and a string dept. and a repair dept etc., each preset to charge tax or not as required and with the push of a button, I would get a printout of how much sales I had in each department. I'm sorry for writing such a long comment, but I wanted to be thourough. Basically, if Shopify could emulate some of these cash register abilities on the in-store side, it would be very useful to many retailers.
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We just moved over to using Shopify POS in our brick and mortar store in order to link our inventory in store with our online inventory. It is definitely better then our previous cash register (which was just that, a cash register), but I was wondering, for the Quick Sale option for quickly making a custom item, is there a way to give the quick sale item a product type. This would be very useful for when we do reporting, since then the quick sale items would be able to be accounted for in the correct categories, especially since we do repair work in our store and there is no way to currently do variably priced items in the POS, which was our only major gripe with the POS.
So, is it possible to give a product type to a Quick Sale Item?
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