Creating new products (that are not received in a shipment) within MyBlackbird happens in two steps that we are going to outline below. Essentially, the flow goes like this:
- Create the product you want added to the system (if it doesn’t already exist)
- Create Untracked Inventory for that product (especially useful if you already manage your inventory in a third-party POS).
To create a new product, you must first find the Product Management Block and then choose the Manage Products Block. Here, select the Add Product button.
This will bring up a modal that will request a few things from us. We’ll need to input the brand of the product we are going to add, then select the actual product itself, and finally set the products category within Blackbird.
If the brand of product you're looking to add doesn't exist, feel free to use the happy chat bubble to notify our Support team or click here for the New Brand Request Form!
If the product you are looking to add doesn't populate in the drop-down menu, feel free to select Add New Product instead and create a new product in our database!
Next, you will have to place the product in a category. Learn more about product categories here! With the product now created, we will be able to now view that product’s page within our system and we can now go about creating inventory for that product. You’ll also be able to edit any information about the product from this page.
Tracked vs. Untracked Inventory
Tracked inventory is available for Wholesalers who utilize Blackbird’s warehousing and fulfillment services.
Untracked inventory is available for Retailers who use a third-party POS, do not have a POS integration, but need to supplement their online menu with available inventory for purchase.
Simply select the orange +Inventory button. This will bring up the inventory form, which will need to be completed.
SKU - The SKU # for that batch of inventory. Best Practice is to enter the METRC number, if you are in a METRC state.
Flower Size - If you are receiving flower, choose the flower size.
Unit Label - What a single item from this inventory is called. In our case it is a gram, but if we we were intaking cartridges the unit label would be “Cartridge.”
Wholesale Cost - Wholesale cost paid for each individual inventory item.
Sale Price - The price we will be selling each inventory item for.
Assign Price Tag - If you have created price tag groups and price tags, assign a price tag here.
Front Zone - The number of units of inventory within the Front Zone, or Sales Floor.Back Zone - The number of units of inventory within the Back Zone, or Vault.Sample Zone - The number of units of inventory within the Sample Zone, or used as sales floor samples.Unsellable Zone - The number of units of inventory within the Unsellable Zone, typically inventory that is unable to be sold on the Sales Floor for any given reason.Quarantine Zone - The number of units of inventory within the Quarantine Zone, typically inventory that is being quarantined for any given reason.
Online Menu Info
Available Online - Determine whether or not you would like this batch of inventory to be available on your online menu. *This is only applicable to those using the Blackbird platform as their Point of Sale.
Featured - Determine whether or not you would like this batch of inventory to be a Featured Product on your online menu.
Consumption & Packaging Info
Measurement Type - Choose by each, weight, volume, or length.
Weight (in grams) - Choose by grams, eighths, quarters, halves, ounces, etc.
Pack Label - How is the product packaged (in a box? A bag?)
Pack Size - How much is in a pack? A pack of edibles could be something like 6 gummies, 3 cookies, etc.
Allergens - Enter in any potential allergens included in the ingredients.
Batch - The inventory batch #.
Batch Date - The date the batch of inventory was harvested.
Test Date - The date the batch of inventory was tested.
Expiration Date - The date the batch of inventory will expire.
Package Date - The date the batch of inventory was packaged.
THC % - Percentage of THC in inventory.
CBD % - Percentage of CBD in inventory.
CBN % - Percentage of CBN in inventory.
Any documentation associated with the batch of inventory, including shipping manifests, test results, etc.
Learn more about products & inventory...
That’s pretty much all there is to creating products and untracked inventory! If you have any further questions, feel free to reach us anytime by clicking on the help chat in the bottom left of your screen. We’re always happy to help!