Inventory Modifiers for Coffee Shops

Shopventory handles modifier tracking, from almond milk to an extra shot of espresso

What Are Modifiers?

You know how important it is to provide your customers with the ability to order exactly what they want. Modifiers allow you to customize a customer’s order during the point of sale. You can use modifiers for milk substitutions or chocolate drizzle. 

Benefits of Modifiers

  • Real-time inventory management as you sell so you never run out of stock 

  • Charge more for substitutions and modifications

  • Have the flexibility to meet customer requests for customization

Modifiers vs. Bundles

Both bundles and modifiers help coffee shop owners track inventory for components throughout the day instead of relying on nightly cycle counts for accurate inventory. Modifiers track components that can change from customer to customer, such as the addition of cream.

However, bundles are used for components that always are sold together, like the pour of coffee, lid, sleeve, and cup.

How to Manage Modifiers for Your Cafe

Using a POS system and/or inventory management system, like Shopventory, automate the process of modifiers without complicated spreadsheets. In some POS Systems, such as Clover and Square, you’re already able to track modifications. However, when connected with Shopventory you can track the inventory associated with those requests in real-time so you always have accurate stock counts and reporting. 

Inventory deductions are automatically calculated in real-time so you have accurate inventory counts throughout the day. Stop guessing how many pumps of hazelnut syrup you have left or wasting time on nightly cycle counts to record your inventory. 

Coffee Shop POS Systems and E-Commerce Channels We Partner With

Modifiers with Shopventory

Map Modifiers

Connect modifiers to products and variations in Shopventory to ensure the proper inventory amount is deducted whenever a modifier is chosen. Shopventory allows you to create different variations of modifiers so the cream modifier amount can contain a larger volume for a size large coffee compared to a size small.

Mix & Match

Easily set up different modifiers for ingredients like types of milk and syrup options. Using Modifiers to make even the most customized products, like a half sweet, non-fat caramel macchiato, easy to transact at the POS. Simply customize along the way and Shopventory will deduct the proper quantities upon sale.

Min & Max Values

Create min and max rules for products that must have a modifier selected at checkout, such as your flavored latte. Additionally, if necessary, you can determine if a modifier can only be applied once at checkout to reduce error. For example, you would either make a frappe with whole milk or almond milk, but not both at the same time. 

Resources for Coffee Shops

Try Shopventory Free

Join Shopventory and start saving on average 1 hour per day per location. Get advanced features such as custom reporting, barcode scanning, automatic purchase orders, price tag printing and more.

All Features Available During Your 30-Day Free Trial
All the tools you need to grow your business
PLAN DETAILS
STANDARD
Starting at $79/mo
PROFESSIONAL
Starting at $199/mo
ELITE
Starting at $399/mo
ENTERPRISE
Starting at $799/mo
Locations / Integrations
2
5
10
20
Users
2
5
10
20
Transactions Per Month
1-3,000
3,001-10,000
10,001-25,000
25,001-75,000
Products / Items / SKUs
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Order History
3 Years
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Reporting History
3 Years
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Product Catalog Management
Catalog / Menu Management
SKU Creation
Lot Costs
Modifier Configuration
Pricing Calculator
Expiration Dates
Price Tag / Label Printing
Spreadsheet Bulk Upload
Average Costs
Inventory Management
Min / Max Levels
Low Stock Alerts
Stocktakes and Approvals
Basic Internal Transfers
Basic Purchase Orders
Modifiers Inventory Tracking
Kits / Bundles
Recipe / Ingredient Managment
Assemblies
Bill of Materials
Automated Purchase Orders
Automated Stock Transfers
Barcodes & Labels
Barcode Generation
Dymo Label Printing
Brother Label Printing
Avery Label Printing
Scan-to-Create Stocktakes
Scan-to-Create Invoices
Scan-to-Create Purchase Orders
Scan-to-Create Transfers
Reporting
Custom Dashboards
Sales Goal Tracking
Franchise Reporting
Product Profitability Reports
Inventory Change Reports
Dead Inventory Reports
Inventory Valuation Reports
Low Inventory Reports
Unsold Product Reports
Saved Reports
Region / District Reporting
Scheduled Reports
Intelligent Stock Forecasting
Wholesale
Customer Managment
Dynamic Price Lists
Wholesale Reporting
Payment Terms
Payments
Invoicing
Security
Theft / Discount Tracking
Multifactor Authentication
User Access Permissions
Support
Email
Live Chat
Phone
Dedicated Account Manager
Professional Services
Account Implementation
Get Quote
Get Quote
Get Quote
Get Quote
Catalog Migration
Get Quote
Get Quote
Get Quote
Get Quote
Product Creation
Get Quote
Get Quote
Get Quote
Get Quote
Extras
Global Currency Support
Dashboard Reporting App
Barcode Scanner App
Alexa Voice Command
Additional Transactions Available
Google for Retail Integration
QuickBooks Online Integration
Beta Feature Access