Catchweight items are those you purchase by weight and each time you purchase them the vendor sends a different weight.
The Packaging section of Ingredients will display the product as 1 lb with the pound price (or kilogram).
Now we know the price per pound (or kilogram).
When you enter your invoices reciProfity will update the pricing AND the on hand. So now we know the weight price and how much of the product you have on hand.
1. If you are uploading an order guide and the vendor uses catchweight reciProfity will import it correctly and the Packaging section should look like this:
2. If you are entering Packaging information manually use our Template to fill in the fields:
Click on the down arrow next to Template
Begin typing in catchweight
Choose the type of Catchweight (lb or kg) and we'll fill in the fields for you.
The filled in fields will look like this. You will need to fill in the price per lb.
If you want to track the pound price, enter the pound quantities.
If you want to average price, and say ‘the average case is 15 lbs’ and are fine with discrepancies because they average out, then enter case quantities.
Catchweight is very straightforward if you buy only by the pound and you want to track by the pound.
But if the pricing comes in by the case (with a pound price too) and you pay the case amount; the lb price is for tracking. There’s no perfect solution.
We do have a catchweight trigger for invoice import , that says ‘import the small unit quantity and price extension; that’s the case cost’.
But largely, you should have the item by the lb, and let us know how many pounds you are receiving. That also covers counting; you aren’t going to count cases, you will count pounds.
If you are butchering your meat please see this article for how to price the butchered items.