Transition to Items with Variants
If your inventory includes basic items with options / modifiers, or if you’ve represented modifiers and options as unique items in the Item List, simplify reporting and data entry by combining these items into a single item with variants. Here, we’ll guide you through transitioning from existing basic items to new items with variants.
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Basic Items to Items with Variants
Recreate current basic inventory items as new items with variants for better inventory tracking. When creating these items, there are a couple of things to know. Let’s get started.
Things to know:
Unavailable report for items with variants:
Items with Variants at the Register
When an item with variants is selected at the register, the variants appear, similarly to modifiers. Keep in mind that each variant is representative of a separate item in reporting.
Don’t see your item with variants on the register? Visit our Troubleshooting Guide for help.
Currently, there are some BackOffice features that are incompatible with items that have variants. Not to worry, these all still work for basic items.