Stock Items are what we call all the items/products that you sell or anything that goes through the till. The stock item screen can be found as follows “File > Stock Control > Stock Items”. There are 7 different types of stock items that are used, some of these types are combinations of settings but they are as follows:

  1. Stock Control: A stock controlled item is an item that has been brought into your stock system, and is sold basically as it is. These items are also items set to be run with stock control and have stock levels.

  2. Non-Stock Control: This is an item that you sell but do not need or want to keep track of the stock levels. Some people choose to not run stock control on their items but we definitely do not advise this.

  3. Indirect Items: These are items that are made up of a part of 1 or more items that are stock controlled. Examples include but are not limited to, a bottle of beer. A bottle of beer is considered as Indirect, while the carton of beer is the Direct Item. The bottle is Indirect because it uses only 1/24 bottles of the carton of beer. Cocktails and other recipes such as burgers may include various items.

  4. Indirect Non-Stock Control: By un-ticking the stock control option on an indirect item, this will cause the indirect item to still calculate its cost price from the stock control items it is linked to, but no stock control is performed.

  5. Instructions Non-Stock Control: This is a special non-stock control item that is used for food and service instructions. Instruction items print out indented from the side so they can be differentiated from normal stock items, they can also be set to print red.

  6. Instructions Stock Control: This is an instruction item that needs to be stock controlled, but needs to print as an instruction on the kitchen printer. An example of this would be flavoured syrup in a coffee. Instruction items print out indented from the side so they can be differentiated from normal stock items, they can also be set to print red.

  7. Scale Stock Items: By ticking a stock item as a scale stock item, this will force Idealpos to get the weight measure from the scale. The weight is then multiplied by the selling price to calculate the correct unit price. If no integrated scales are installed only manual scales then a box will pop up asking a manual entry of the weight