LobbyPMS allows to to add your own products. These items can be configured to be managed part of your inventory control such as individual stocked items, supplies and ingredients, or other items sold that are not stored managed in inventory, such as meals.
You will need to start by creating product categories, then move on to the individual products that fall under those categories. For example: Category - BAR - Product - BEER. This will make it it easy for users to quickly find products in the POS and to help generate clear and organized sales reports and inventory control.
From the main menu, enter Inventories and products, then click Product list. Under the page on the header you will see the button to add a New Product
You will now be directed to a new screen where you can configure a new sales item.
In the image above you can see the fields needed to be completed in order to create a new product in the system. You should add an easily identifiable name, select the category of the product, the retail price per unit and the unit of measurement to be used.
Note: The units of measures should be entered according to what type of product you are creating and how it will be managed for inventory purposes. For example: Beverages = Bottles / Cans. Liquors for cocktails = Ounces / Millilitres. Meat products = Grams / Llbs.
You will need to choose if the product requires stock control or not. This means identifying if it is a complete product for sale (eg Bottled beverages), an item with various component parts (eg Cocktails), or if it is itself an ingredient/component of a product. (eg Liquor for cocktails)
Note: The products that have control of stock enabled are those which you are going to be selling as units or ingredient parts, that you need to keep track of through your inventory. For example bottled beverages or liquors to be used in cocktails. Those all do not have stock control are products sold that use multiple ingredients or supplies, such a a cocktail or hamburger.
The image above shows an example of a product being set up that has be enabled for stock control.
The image above is an example of a product without stock control
You can also create products that will ultimately not be sold to customers, but instead be use as a component part or ingredient. You will understandably need the option to be able to control this stock, such as liquor for cocktails, or beef used in hamburgers. See the example in the image below.
It is also possible to create products that have different variations but are sold at the same price. For example a drinks brand that has different flavors.
See the following image as an example.
After initially saving your new product, further options will then be displayed, including the option add the names of all the variations associated with that product.
You can also immediately assign your new products to inventory locations with current stock levels. Finally you can upload an image of the product and description if you wish.