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. 

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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. 

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