How to create a Product Group
You can apply an automatic discount to multiple products by using a Product Group. In addition to custom groups that you create and maintain, RoasterTools also adds new products to a list of system groups: blends, single origin, other and bundles.
We discuss how to create a product group, as well as how to edit and maintain these groups going forward below.
How to create a product group
- Click the "Products" menu item, then select "Product Groups"
- Click the "+ New Product Group"
- Assign products in the new product group page
- Click "Create Product group" to save your custom group
RoasterTools assigns new products to one of four "system" groups when a new product is created.
Please note: if you update a product, and the product type changes - let's say the coffee goes from being connected to a blend from a single roast - the system group is not updated. You will have to update this association manually.
The blends system group is used for both post-roast blends as well as pre-roast blends.
The single origin system group is used for products created from single roasts.
Any product that is not coffee or a blend is added to other.
If you've created a bundle, it is added automatically to this system-generated group.
You can also create custom groups of products that may or may not include multiple product types.
For example, you may decide to create a custom group of all of your "House Blends" that you'd like to discount from time to time.
Or perhaps you'd like to create a group of products, some coffee-related and others not, that will go on sale for nxt month. Custom groups make it easy to do so!