A product category offers an additional possibility to group products on your own.
If you allocate your products to categories, the report will generate lines according to them (Reports\Sales per products\Report type: By products categories).
For example, the report has generated a line where Products column value is equal to Dishes for breakfast, so this line will include all sales of Scrambled eggs, Salad, Tea from different products groups.
Let’s suppose that you need to estimate the efficiency of dishes selling that are made for breakfast and lunch.
So, we offer:
Scrambled eggs, Salad and Coffee for breakfast
Soup, Petty cake and Compot for lunch
Step 1. Create the appropriate groups of products for Dishes for breakfast and Dishes for lunch using the Create button in the Administration panel: Products\Products categories. In the Name field, input your category designation “Dishes for breakfast”. Tap the Save button to save your new category in the database. Proceed in the same way to create a new category for Dishes for lunch.
Step 2. Assign each dish to its category. To do this, go to the Administration panel: Products\Products and dishes find the Scrammbled eggs dish and tap the Modify button. The product card will be opened. In this product card, go to the Categories tab and set the Product category field to Dishes for breakfast. Proceed in the same way for other dishes, in our case it’s Salad, Coffee, Soup, Petty cake and Compot.
Step.3 Produce a report in the Administration panel\Reports\Sales by products.
In the fields, specify the following:
«Start date» «End date», these fields are intended to indicate the desired selling period.
«Report type», in this field we specify By products categories.