Announcing: Inventory Item Variations

Big news! We’ve just released our largest SalesBinder update yet. It’s all about providing tools to better manage items with different varying attributes (such as size & color). We call this feature “Item Variations“, and it’s the final piece for managing all your different types of inventory.

What can I do with Item Variations?

  • Keep track of quantities for items which vary by size, color, style, etc.
  • Track quantities in every location for each specific item variation
  • Set custom pricing for each of your item variations

How does it work?

  • First you create your reusable attributes (size, color, style, etc)
  • Attributes can be set as: plain text, unique text, or even preset options in a select menu for things such as “S, M, L, XL, XXL”
  • Add variations to any Quantity Item by viewing the item and clicking on the new “Item Variations” button in the toolbar
  • Select zero or more attributes that are applicable to your item (selling price and unit cost are also attributes so certain variations can be more/less expensive)
  • Everything else works exactly as you’d expect, and if you don’t need item variations it’s completely transparent so you won’t see it

We’re really excited about these new features and would love to hear what you think – so let us know how we’re doing. We have a lot more new features on the way as well and we’ll be making more announcements on those soon.

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  • YLK

    Great to see this feature. However, Variation is showing via its unique ID on estimates and invoices, which make no sense to customers. How to show via its name and selection? Or am I missinb something here? Thanks.

    • salesbinder

      Thanks for the comment! Yes, the variation attributes do in fact show up on estimates and invoices. So for example, if some adds a T-Shirt in size: large, color: blue, those 2 selected variation attributes will be shown on the invoice/estimate so the customer knows exactly what they bought.

      If you have any further questions, feel free to send us a request using the form on our Contact page.

      Cheers!

      • http://www.orderhive.com/ Orderhive

        Its indeed nice feature and helpful too but can we add the size or category manually?

        • salesbinder

          Yes, you can definitely setup your varying attributes so you can add them manually. It can be a selectmenu (dropdown list) or a text field (where you can manually enter the attribute value). Cheers :)

  • Baje

    How do I add the attributes to my invoices? I want to select the inventory item, select the attributes and then add it to an invoice but there is no option to select the attributes.

    • salesbinder

      Hi Baje, glad to hear you’re using our Attributes features. When you create your Item Variations (using different attributes), these options are available when you create your invoices. When you click on “Add Inventory Item” and the window pops-up, you’ll see a button that says “Select a variation”. Clicking on that will present you with all the different variations of that item to choose from.

      Hope that helps! If you require additional support, please send us an email or use our “Contact Us” page to submit a support ticket. Cheers!


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