Warehouse ingredients

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Warehouse ingredients

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Ingredient is a kind of product feature not stocked out of the warehouse, but only the product’s ingredients are. This lets you define at the point of sale of a product the exactly defined quantity of other items to be stocked out of the warehouse.

Examples of ingredients:
Create coffee, milk and coffee with milk products. When charging coffee with milk, the product itself will not be stocked out of the warehouse, but only the corresponding amount of its ingredients (coffee and milk). You can use ingredients when selling draft beverages or when you stock out 0.3 or 0.5 liter of another common product (barrel). You can also stock out from the warehouse various hair dressing preparations that consist of ingredients in an uneven proportion.



You can also easily set up ingredients outside the cash register in Dotypos Cloud. For more information, please see this chapter.


How do I set up an ingredients for a specific product?

First, create all products that will be used for ingredients. The main product to be displayed on the cash register and its ingredients. The ingredients are partial products, whose amounts are to be stocked out from the warehouse and will not be displayed on the cash register. You can follow the process using the example of coffee with milk shown above:


Create new products Coffee with milk, Coffee and Milk. Save all products.




Open the product Coffee with milk and in Basic info , in the section Stock , deactivate the option Deduct from inventory. Open the products Coffee and Milk, and in Basic info deactivate the option Display in Selection. These products will no longer be displayed on the cash register and will not be chargeable. Then, in the part Packaging and units, set the required units so the quantity will be preset in the next step. Save everything again.




Open the product Coffee with milk and click on Ingredients. Use the button + 01 to choose the ingredients, which in this example are Coffee and Milk. These ingredients will be added to the list. Now set the desired quantity 02to be deducted from the warehouse when selling Coffee with milk and save the product settings. Use the button 03 to remove the inserted ingredients. Click on the name 04 to open the card of the selected product used as the ingredient.



Now, when you charge Coffee with milk to the customer, only the given quantity of Coffee and Milk will be deducted from the warehouse. Moreover these partial products are hidden and cannot be charged separately. Hidden products are marked by a watermark with the eye crossed out.




The maximum number of ingredients that you can deduct should not be greater than 15. For some resources it is also useful to set up waste, e.g. 5% of the total volume. This allows the system to take into account any potential waste when selling the relevant product, e.g. beer. So set up a little bit higher quantity for the ingredient.


Negative ingredients quantity

You can also enter a negative ingredient value, for example when you serve a pizza with ingredients and the customer does not wish to have any of them on his/her pizza. As a standard you serve the pizza with ham, but the customer does not want ham on it. When selling this pizza you need to leave the ham stock without change after this sale. This can be done easily by creating a “No ham” product and set its ham ingredient in the same amount but with the minus sign. So when you sell the pizza the ham will first be deducted but then by recognizing the “No ham” product it will be added back again. The ham stock will therefore not change with the sale.


Products and ingredients write-off

If you are using ingredients, Dotypos offers also to write-off the used ingredients. It is very easy:

1.In the POS settings, activate the payment method Write-off.

2.Then you can also find this payment method in the settlement dialog.

3.Charge the products you need to write-off and “settle” the order using the payment method Write-off.

4.The products will be depreciated, including the ingredients.