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Stock Conversion: Sell-by

Welcome to Square’s Early Access Program for Stock Conversion: Sell-by. We’re super excited to share this new way of managing inventory with you. 

With Stock Conversion, Square for Retail subscribers will be able to manage your inventory when you sell an item in different units of measure. Let’s get started.

Setting Up Your Inventory 

You can create sell-by units in Dashboard in a few easy steps. 

  1. Click Items in your Dashboard.

  2. Click the Add Unit button.

  3. Enter in the item’s Details and Variations.

    1. Select Add Unit in the row that lists Price. On this screen, you will be able to enter in the units, conversions, and price per unit that you’d like to sell this product for. 

  4. Once complete, select Done in the lower right-hand corner.

  5. You should be able to select the ellipses listed in the last column of the item’s row to view the unit conversion and unit cost for each type of unit. 

Note: Different sell-by units cannot be combined with Item Options at this time. If you use Add Options to generate variations, you will not see Add unit.

Selling Your Inventory

  1. Navigate to Items and select the item you’d like to sell.

  2. Select the Variation you’d like to sell. Then select Add to cart. 

    1. If there are multiple unit types for a single variation, you’ll need to select the variation and then select the unit.

  3. Next, input the quantity by selecting the item in the top right hand-corner. It will be in blue text, like the photo below: 

A new screen will pop up. You will type the quantity and select Done

5. Select Add to cart, and the item will now be in your customer’s order. There are a number of ways the by-unit information will differ as it is displayed throughout your reports and Dashboard. In the following examples, we are using a pack of 5 candles sold in a set and individually to show the difference. 

If you are having any trouble accessing or using this feature, please email us at You are also invited to join us in our Seller Community to provide feedback and participate in discussions with other Beta Sellers.

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