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Set unit costs with Square for Retail purchase orders

Who is this article for?
This article is for business owners and their team members who want to set unit cost for their items directly from existing purchase orders. This is a feature available with Square for Retail Plus. Learn more about Square Staff and custom permissions.

About setting unit costs with purchase orders

With Square for Retail Plus, the unit cost for the items is automatically saved when you receive stock using a Purchase Order.

Before you begin

Tracking your unit cost is only available with a subscription to Square for Retail. If you don’t have a subscription yet, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.

Once you have signed up, before you can take advantage of the reports available with Inventory Plus, you need to set a unit cost for each item in your library.

Square for Retail does not currently integrate with Bigcommerce.

Set and edit unit costs

Set unit cost with Stock Received

To set unit cost with Stock Received:

  1. Log in to your your Square Dashboard and go to Items & Orders > Items.
  2. Search and select an inventory item to adjust.
  3. Select a location to adjust inventory for > select Stock Received.
  4. Add a count of 1 or more.
  5. Add a unit price > Save.

Bulk edit unit cost for variations

To bulk edit item variations:

  1. Log in to your Square Dashboard, head to Items.
  2. Click Edit Unit Cost to make changes.
  3. Click Apply to variations.
  4. Click Save.

You can also set your unit costs when you Receive a purchase order with Square for Retail.

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