Pricing Units enables you to sell your products in more complex ways than the standard price per unit selling method. With units of measure you can build out case packs or price by weight structures to define:
- the unit by which your products are priced (i.e pounds)
- the unit by which they are sold (i.e cases)
- the pricing units per sale unit (i.e pounds per case).
If you can say “My products are priced by ______ and they are sold by the _______.” then units of measure are perfect for your catalog set up.
Common use cases include:
- Food that is priced by weight, but sold as a case (10lbs / case)
- Candles that are priced by individual candle, but sold as a box (30 units / box)
- Copper wire that is priced by the inch, but sold in units of feet.
- Snacks that are priced by the bag, but sold by the pallet.
Setting up pricing units can be achieved by exporting your product spreadsheet via the bulk import/export page and filling out the fields highlighted below.
The fields are as follows:
- saleUnit - This is the unit by which your product is sold. Common examples can be products sold by the box, by the case, by a measurement of weight, or by a measurement of length. This is a text value.
- pricingUnit - This is the unit by which your product is priced. Common examples can be products priced by the pound, by the inch, by the bag, or by the "each". This is a text value.
- pricingUnitPerSaleUnit - This is the amount of a pricingUnit contained within your saleUnit. If priced by the pound and sold by the case, this would be the numerical value indicating how many pounds of your product are sold in a case. If priced by the bag but sold by the pallet, this would be the numerical value indicating how many bags of your product are sold in the pallet. In any scenario, this is a numerical value.
Once configured, import your product spreadsheet making sure the fields are mapped appropriately.
After syncing down this update to Handshake Rep on your iPad or iPhone, you should notice a difference in how your products are represented.
In the screenshot above you can see that 5 boxes of candles have been added to the cart. There are 30 candles per box at a price of 2.99 per candle so our line total is $448.50. For any other lines on the order that have pricing units configured you will also see the sale unit, the pricing unit, and the pricing unit per sale unit displayed in the same manner.
What if I sell a product in various price unit schemes?
It's possible that you may offer a product, let's say a candy bar for example, that is sold by the sleeve, by the box, and by the case. You could represent this in your catalog on a line-by-line basis similar to the set-up provided above, but depending on the amount of products you sell in your catalog, multiplied by all the variations of how those products are sold, your catalog could start to feel really large rather quickly. If you are selling your products in such a manner, we suggest consolidating them into variants. Pricing units can be applied to the variants in your catalog the same way they can be products without variants. Information on how to set up variants in your catalog can be found here.
If you have any questions about how to set up and make the most of pricing units, please reach out to our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.