Creating Non-Inventory Items
If you have products or services for which you do not want to track its inventory, create a non-inventory product to sell them at the register and add them to work orders or orders in progress.
- Catalog >> Products >> Click on "Add New" Button.
- Select Product type of *non-inventory*.
- Enter a product name and SKU - it can be anything you like.
- Enter a cost and price if the item is fixed price - for variably priced services or miscellaneous parts or items use prompt for price. You will be able to enter a different price every time you add a prompt for price item to the transaction.
- You can add a button on the quick pick panel while you are creating the product by going to the settings tab. Click here for more information on this option.
- You can allow the product to be sold in fractional quantities , useful for labor charges or items sold by weight while you are creating the product by going to the settings tab.
- Use Product Tax Classes to designate whether non-inventory products are taxable or not.
*Only simple products can be non-inventory products and there is only 1 non-inventory attribute set. Non-Inventory products do not sync to Magento.
Organizing Non-Inventory Items
You can change the name of the default non-inventory category from 'services' to anything that suits your business in Catalog >> Categories.
You can create subcategories to the default 'Services' category such as Misc Parts, Labor Charges, Delivery & Shipping Fees, Classes, these will group sales under these categories in reports and allow you to group quick pick panel buttons under these categories as well.