Often, sellers take advantage of coupon codes, sales, etc and may buy the same MSKU at different prices even on the same day.
For example, on Friday you purchased 10 widgets for $10 each. On Saturday you bought 10 more widgets for $8 each because you had a coupon. You can separate each of these purchases while listing your items in InventoryLab!
Entering Multiple Buy Costs Manually During List
On the List & Prep page, search for the item and click through the the Item Details page. Add your first purchase and click + Add Purchase.
You will be taken to a screen where you will add the rest of your purchases with different accounting information. Here you will be adding new quantities, and not splitting out the total quantity of your first purchase. Just click + Add Row for each different purchase.
Click Save Changes. You'll now see your accounting information grayed out. Your cost will show the Average Cost/Unit and if there are multiple dates or suppliers, it will mention that there are multiple.
If you need to edit any of the purchases, click on 'Manage X Purchases'.
And you're done! You'll see the above information when you add the item to a batch.
Once you send your product feeds, you'll see all of these rows created in your replenishment detail pages.
This will not allow you to separate purchases by expiration date. If you need to split expiration dates, check out our tutorial: How to Enter Multiple Expiration Dates or Conditions While Listing
Entering Buy Costs Using a Buy List
You can enter multiple buy costs in a buy list as well! Just add the same MSKU, but make sure it has different information such as a supplier, buy cost, or purchased date.
When you import, upon the InventoryLab validation stage, you'll have an option to merge these items. Once you click Merge Duplicates, the quantities will appear on one line, and you'll see 'Multiple' if there are multiple suppliers or purchased dates, and the average buy cost if there are multiple buy costs.
Once you import, you'll still be able to make edits using 'Manage X Purchases' within the item details.