If you want to perform your own costing or provide your manufacturers with a list of materials that are needed to make your product, Stitchex allows you to associate different raw materials with your products.
Note: Raw Materials tab is not available for Bundled Products. For more information see our Combination Product (Bundling) Knowledge Article.
The Common feature will be retired later this year. For customers using it, it will remain but will not be available for new usage. As such, we do not recommend using it. With that said, we will explain what it is used for since it is still displayed.
In short, whatever is added in the "Common" section applies to all variations. For those items that are not the same for all variations, you would add them to the appropriate section.
As an example, some raw materials may be made out of a fabric, leather or other items needed for a specific color. In those cases, they would be applied to the appropriate sections for those raw materials. While some of your raw materials may be the same or "common" that applies to all of these (e.g. black button or lace) that will go on all of them. The black button or lace would go in the "Common" section.
To associate your Raw Material for the other variations, click on "+Add Material" link.
- Select your Product Variation from the drop down list.
- Select your Partial
- Select your Variation
- Select your Size
- Specify your Quantity
- Specify your % Wastage
As discussed in the Additional Product Variation Setup documentation, the Raw Materials automatically populates in the Production Pricing table on the Product's Variation tab. Hint: Be sure you have the appropriate quantity in stock for a particular manufacturer or it will not update.
Adding Raw Materials
If your Raw Material is not listed for you to associate with your Product, you will need to add it to your Raw Materials database. To add your raw materials (and costing) to your Raw Materials database, select Raw Materials from the left, main vertical menu. Then, click "Add raw material" in the top right corner of the screen.
To add "categories" for Raw Materials, go to Settings>Raw Materials. Categories can be buttons, soles, fabric, etc. Your "name" must be unique.
See Raw Materials for additional information.
You can also perform Bulk Uploads of Raw Materials.