Bulk flower that you sell by the gram is an example of weight-based inventory. Weight-based inventory is an item that you assigned a weight as the Unit Of Measure when you created the Product. Green Bits recommends always selecting grams for weight-based items, since they are most often sold in grams. When you sell weight-based items, the Register prompts you to enter the total weight you are selling based on what the customer wants to purchase.
Pre-rolls and cartridges are examples of unit-based inventory. Unit-based inventory is an item that you assigned units as the Unit Of Measure and assigned a weight-per-unit when you created the Product. You assign a weight for unit-based inventory so that Green Bits can enforce transaction limits. When you sell unit-based inventory, you'll scan each unit individually that the customer wants to buy.
Things to keep in mind
- Unit Of Measure can't be changed after you've created a new Product or received new inventory, though you can convert weight-based inventory into unit-based inventory.
- When you're receiving inventory and select Search for Products, only Products that have the same unit of measure will be shown. If the inventory you're trying to accept is weight-based, only weight-based Products display, and vice versa.
- Labels for unit-based items can only be printed from Back Office. Labels for weight-based items, however, can only be printed from the Register or Weigh Station at the time of sale.