This screen allows you to create a product that you can sell and buy by adding details about the product.

In order to manage products efficiently, it is recommended that they be broken down into departments, sub-departments, categories, and subcategories, as well as tagged with the brand and season as applicable. Product segmentation helps to manage stock and understand business reports such as sales, profit margins, inventory, and stock control.

Understanding Modulus Product Types

Gift: These are Products Codes (SKUs) used to create Gift Vouchers either with Modulus EPOS system or with Modulus Online. Using these SKUs will not change inventory values or numbers. However, you will be able to keep track of all the Vouchers your business generated. (In order to use this feature and track all your Gift Vouchers' generation, redemption, and tracking, you must subscribe to the Gift voucher module.)

Stock: This is the default Product Type. It's important to keep track of these items because they are usually purchased and sold. Purchase Orders, Sales Orders, Stock Transfers, etc. can be created for these items.  

Service: These are items that allow you to record a sale when you render a service. The sale of services is not considered inventory; however, the sale is recorded in the register.

Step 1: Products

Navigate to Products from the main menu and click Create Product.

Step 2: Product Information

Complete the following fields under Product Information.

  • Title* : Enter a title for this item as you would like it to appear on sale and order - and on your website when you add it.
  • Description:Describe the product exactly as you want it to be described on orders and sales
  • Brand* : To differentiate the product from other brands' products, enter the brand name
  • Product Type: From the available types, select the product type
  • Tags: If applicable, provide the relevant tags. Ensure consistency with Tags to enable data filtering for reporting.

Step 3: Images
Click on Images and add images for the product.

Step 4: Categorisation

Choose a department, category, and season from the pulldown menu.

Step 5: Attributes

If applicable, include dimensions of the product, such as length, width, depth, and weight.

Step 6: Add variants

1. To add product variants, click on add variants button from Inventory.

2. Once you click on add variants button, the following window is displayed to the user.

  • Describe the product colours and sizes if applicable. You can add variants by clicking on the Generate button, and clearing the entries by clicking the Clear button.

3. Once you click on generate button, the following screen is displayed to the user.

a. Image: By clicking on the image icon, you will be able to link images with their corresponding colours/sizes.

b. Complete the following fields under inventory-

  • SKU* : The product's unique code (Stock keeping unit) should be entered.
  • Barcode: Entries on bar codes can be up to 13 characters long and in alphanumeric format.
  • Stock: Whenever you enter this product into the system, any stock of this product already existing in the system will be displayed.
c. Pricing: Complete the following fields under pricing-
  • Cost: Fill in the price for each product.
  • Tax(%): Enter the tax that must be added to the cost per unit.
  • Price (RRP): Set a price for the item including tax.
  • Selling At: Price the product at the price you would like to sell it for.
  • Margin (%): The system calculates the margin from the sales price (including tax) and displays it. The percentage represents your profit for selling the product at the price mentioned in Price (RRP) and Selling At.
4. If applicable, include dimensions of the product, such as length, width, depth, and weight by clicking on the hyperlink click here.

5. A new window will appear to allow the user to add attributes.

Step 8: Add to Web
  • To add the product to the website, click the Add to Web button.

  • The following window is presented to the user:

  • Enter the Channels where the product should be added. For example, Amazon, Shopify, and Ebay.

  • Add an inventory threshold for the product.

  • Click on the Save button, the entries will be saved in the system. 

  • Clicking Cancel will abort any changes.

Step 9: Save
  • To upload the product in the system, click on Save.
  • A notification will appear in the upper right corner if the product is successfully generated.
  • There will be a warning at the top right corner if mandatory fields are not filled out
  • Clicking on Reset will clear entries from all the fields.
  • Click on the +New button to add another product to the system.