Weighing Products

In Bar Cop, you can weigh your open liquor, wine, and tapped kegs for the most accurate inventory possible. If you are concerned about employees stealing, then weighing is the only way you will be able to really detect theft. We offer high quality inventory scales or you can use your own.

The type of scale you use will determine how data is entered into Bar Cop.

Most scales do not connect to the computer. When using a scale that does not connect to your computer, data is entered into Bar Cop in one of two ways:

1) Manually typing in the weight as you weigh each product.

2) Using voice command to say the weight as you weigh each product.

Voice command (see using voice command) is much easier and faster than manually typing.

3) We offer a USB scale that plugs into your computer and transfers weights automatically as you weigh. If you will not be using voice command, this option is the most efficient way to go.

How to enter weights:

Product weights are entered in the "Current Inventory" section in each inventory location with open bottles. When weighing liquor products, you enter bottle weights in the "Bottle Weights" column. If you have multiple open bottles of the same product, you can list that product again in the same inventory location or you can create another inventory location for additional bottles.

For example: If you have two speed wells at one inventory location and each speed well has duplicate products you can setup the inventory location to match the bottle layout of the speed wells or you can optionally create a separate inventory location for each speed well.

Bar Cop weighing bottles

Things to know:

1) You can list open products more than one time in inventory locations.

2) Weighing products is more accurate than point counting (see point counting products). However, you may not want to weigh products that are not used very often. In Bar Cop, you can easily weigh some products and point count others. It's entirely up to you.

3) You can use your own scales to weigh. For liquor and wine bottles, you need a scale that weighs in total ounces (not pounds/ounces) with a weight capacity of at least 10 lbs. To weigh kegs, you need a scale large and durable enough to weigh up to half barrel size kegs (if you have half barrels in your inventory) with a minimum weight capacity of 320 lbs.

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