Ingredients

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Ingredients

» Available only in Dotypos FULL and higher. «

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.

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You can perform a batch import of product ingredients, including materials, in Dotypos Cloud with the exception of manual settings. Instructions on how to import ingredients can be found in this chapter.

 

How do I set up ingredients?

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In the Dotypos Cloud web interface, go to Item management » Products. Select the product to be used for ingredients and click on 01. This opens the page for selecting the ingredients (resources) to be part of the sold product.

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On the right-hand side, choose the ingredients to be part of the sold product and use the button + 02 to add them to the ingredient list on the right side. Add the ingredient quantity and use the button 03 to save the list. Remove the incorrectly selected product with 04.

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Important notes for ingredients

clip0672The main product that contains the ingredients should never be stocked out of the warehouse. Only the ingredients used in the product are stocked out. In the settings of the main product, deactivate the option to Stock out from the warehouse.

 

clip0673Individual ingredients should be hidden so they are not displayed on individual cash registers and cannot be charged separately. For products to be used as ingredients deactivate the option Display item.

 

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.
 

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You can also set up ingredients directly on the cash register. To see how to set up warehouse ingredients directly in the cash register, go to this chapter.

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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.

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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.

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