We refer to all movement of inventory as an Inventory Shipment in Blackbird, which is why this term is used in place of Purchase Order. To access your Inventory Shipments, you must first navigate to the Shipping & Delivery Management Block and then select the Inventory Shipments Block. 

Receiving Inventory on a Shipment

With all of your new product listed on your Shipment, you can now formally receive it into your POS. This can be done by clicking the Receive button to the right of each item seen below:

Once you click the Receive button, you'll need to input how much of the inventory will be stored in the back room, how much will be out front on the floor, how much will be used for samples, and whether you want the inventory to be “Active” in the system. 

Active inventory can be sold on the floor as well as on the online menu, so most of the time you will want this box checked. If you’re planning on keeping the product in reserve until a later date, you can leave it unchecked.

Once all of your new inventory has been accounted for, you can click the Receive Item button. It will now be listed as “Received” on your inventory shipment, as seen below. 

Please Note: Notice how you can no longer delete that item from the Shipment? This is because the 100 single gram units of Tropic Thunder now live in your POS. The only way to remove them is to destroy them in your Manage Products Block. Learn more about managing your products & inventory here

Once all items have been received, you will no longer be able to edit any of the product information from the Shipment page. All edits will be made from the Manage Products Block, so it is important to make sure that the inventory information is correct before you receive the inventory. Your Shipment can no longer be edited once all product within it have been accepted.

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Using Labels to Reliably Receive Inventory on a Shipment

That’s pretty much all there is to receiving inventory on a shipment your employees! 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!

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