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How do I set up a grouped item in square inventory?

I am a volunteer at a non-profit org. We are using square POS/inventory to run a small scale bookstore at the temple. The temple runs classes for Kids on Sundays and we sell books at the book store. Each class has a set of prescribed books.

 

The current Item library has about a thousand entries. Everytime a student/parent wants to buy books for a particular class, we have to click on each book that they need to purchase.

 

For example :-

The following are the ones we have to click to sell books for class1 (4 clicks).

click -  book1 (class1)

click - book2(class1)

click - book3(class1)

click - CD1(class1)

 

Instead, I just want to click on class1. Which should pick book1, book2, book3 and CD1 automatically and deduct it from the inventory when the sale is complete.

 

Does square POS support this?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: how do I set up a grouped item in square inventory ?

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Sorry Badribookstore, this is not an option.  However, if this is the only way these items are sold is together you could change your inventory to a single item knowing it has 4 products in it.

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Sorry Badribookstore, this is not an option.  However, if this is the only way these items are sold is together you could change your inventory to a single item knowing it has 4 products in it.

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Re: how do I set up a grouped item in square inventory ?

Any update on if there are any plans to expand inventory management features to include matrix items or (more critically) item assemblies? These features would go a LOOOONG way toward solving a multitude of issues we are facing.

 

Further, it would be AMAZING to be able to tie modifiers (including thier visibility/availability) to inventory of other items within the system.

 

Thanks!

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Re: how do I set up a grouped item in square inventory ?

Hi there, @ceclix22 - thanks for taking the time to check in on this thread! We appreciate you adding your voice here.

 

We can definitely see how item assemblies, and more distinct organizational features for inventory would be helpful for Retail businesses. We are actively working towards improving every aspect of the service, including inventory management. 

 

While I don't have a specific timeline or update to share just yet, this thread will be tagged to be the first to know should an update come down the pipeline. Hopefully we will have some news for you soon. Thanks, again!

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We too are in need of item assemblies. It is so much easier from a reporting standpoint then having to add each item in the assembly back to the individual item to see total number sold.

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Re: how do I set up a grouped item in square inventory ?

That's a great point, @AmyJo4 - thank you for highlighting that. It's super-helpful for you and others to post you thoughts on why a feature request should be taken up and added, and giving examples that show what would be impacted gives our Product teams more information when deciding what features to work on and complete.

 

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Re: how do I set up a grouped item in square inventory ?

This is exactly like the question I came here to ask.  i.e. - I have 4 different shirts in 6 different sizes.  I don't want to scroll through 6 different sizes of 4 shirts in my regular inventory.  Is there a plan to be able to group items so that in my inventory I see 1 picture "Metroid Shirt - Black", then I click on that picture it pulls up all the sub-items (all their own full item with their their own inventory count) and I choose one of those?

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Re: how do I set up a grouped item in square inventory ?

Here is a screen shot to help you out.

 

Create your item "Metroid Shirt" like I did here "Car Care Basic"  In the Price and Inventory section "Add Variations" (bottom left button.  Each size will be a variation.  You can set the SKU price and stock level of each variation.  In the Square app you will see one item and when you click on it you will be asked to choose a size.  On the Square online store, it will give you a drop-down menu to select your size option.

 

Hope that helps

 

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that's the same screen shot.....

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and it doesn't help...

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