Select Maintenance > Hardware > Tares to access this function.
Tares allow you to deduct the weight of the wrapping or container from the gross weight of the goods they contain. When you define a tare, you simply specify the weight of the container for the item. The system then excludes the weight of the container from the total weight of the item before calculating the item price. For example, an item for candy in a glass bowl requires a weighted tare, but an item for sliced meat on butcher paper does not. You associate a tare record to an item in Maintenance > Menu > Items > Pricing tab for any item to which you assign the Quantity Price pricing method, if necessary.
Use the Tare tab to create tares for common item wrappings and containers.
Group Bar: Settings
Name — Identifies the tare record. We suggest the tare name be descriptive or reflect the type of container or wrapping, such as ‘1-qt, plastic lidded bowl’ or ‘2-kilo, corrugated waxed box.’
Tare weight — Indicates the weight of the container or wrapping to exclude from the weight calculation of the item. Type the weight using decimals. For example, type .25 to indicate 1/4 of the measurement, whether it is pounds, ounces, or kilos.