How to Configure Unit Of Measures |Packaging | Packages in Odoo13

Odoo supports several units of measure. The product can be expressed in several units of measure at once. Make sure that all the units of measure used for a product are in the same units of measure category. Odoo has a feature to manage multiple units of measure for sales, purchase, and inventory efficiently. There are many business cases where the purchase is done in bulk to get the price benefits and the same product sale in a different unit of measure.

Let’s take the following examples:

1. You buy a tray of eggs from a supplier. The base unit of measure of an egg is in “Unit”. Instead of giving an order of 60eggs we can give 2 trays.

2. You buy petrol from an American brand supplier who sells in Gallons, then a purchase unit of measure of petrol will be in “Gallons”. Your customers, however, are Indian will buy petrol in Liters, so the sold quantities are in Liters. Here, the unit of measures in “Liters”

3. You buy curtains from a supplier, the purchase unit of curtains is in “unit roll”. You sell the curtains in square meters, unit of measures in “ square meters”.

Now Lets’ See How to Configure Units of Measure (UoM) in Odoo 13:

First of all, you can install the Inventory Module in your database.


Now you want to enable the “Unit of Measures” option in order to display the multiple units of measure.

Go to Inventory Modules -> Configuration -> Setting and tick the checkbox of Units of
Measures (UoM)
under the Products tab.

Now you can search for the Unit of Measure and select some products that may be sold/purchased in various units of measure (advanced), at that time click on the Apply button. In UoM Category, there are different categories of measurements such as volume, weight, length, etc.

Units of measure in Odoo V12

 Now you can define the 3 types of measures here:

1. Reference Unit of Measure for this category

2. Bigger than the reference Unit of Measure

3. Smaller than the reference Unit of Measure.

The Reference Unit type is the measure set as a reference within the category that means other measures will be converted depending on this measure (ex: 1 roll = 10 square meters, 2 rolls = 20 square meters, etc.).

1. Reference Unit of Measure for this category:

Whenever you want to create basic units as a Unit of measure, now you can use Kg as a base so configure it as follows. Therefore you can create a UOM Kg with type as Reference unit for this measure category.

Units of measure in Odoo V12

2. Bigger than the reference Unit of Measure.

Whenever you want to create another Unit of measure (UOM) as Ton with type as Bigger than the reference unit of measure. At the same time,  you can select the type, and you can now set a bigger ratio, wherewith bigger the uom than base UOM. 1Ton intends 1000kgs. And 1 dozen indicates 12 units, consequently one can set the ratio in this condition as 12.

3. Smaller than the reference Unit of Measure

Units of measure in Odoo V12

Unit of measure in Odoo V12

Now, whenever you want to create a different Unit of measure as g with type as Smaller than the reference unit. Now give the ratio 1kg = 1000grams.

Now you can create your own product or select an existing one. Go to Inventory -> Product -> click on the Create button.

At that time, you can fill all the required fields. Under the general information tab, you have the possibility to select the Unit of measure and the Purchase Unit of Measure. The product unit of measure indicates the Sale price. Purchase Unit of measure indicates the Cost price. 

In the Unit of measure, select the unit of product which will be sold, and in which the internal transfers will be taking place. In the section of Product Unit of measure, select the unit of the product, then we would purchase the product.

Units of measure in Odoo V12

Now you can edit the unit of measures by click on the edit button. The unit of measure can be changed all over the whole process. Note that the unit of measure should be of the same category part.

Rounding precision of units of measure:

Rounding precision factor indicates how amounts are rounded after the conversion.  A value of 1 gives rounding to the level of one unit, 0.01 gives rounding of one-hundredth. The “rounding precision” in the Unit of measure(UoM) defined only allows up to 3 digits after the decimal point (0.000). When doing inter-unit transfer, the rounding is automatically done by Odoo. For example, In the case of a product say sugar, the unit of measure is kg and the rounding precision is 0.100. Then rounding precision will affect the rounding of the computed quantity.

Units of measure in Odoo V12

For example, in the purchase order, whenever you give the quantity as 2.356, the rounding precision will automatically change the quantity and the quantity gets changed to 2.400.

Units of measure in Odoo V12

Unit of measure in Odoo V12

In the Purchase order, the unit of measure can also be changed. Now select on the product unit of measure, there show a list of units from the same category. Therefore you can select from any of those units.

Units of measure in Odoo V12

In the sales order, the unit of measure can also be changed. Although select a product there will be a choice for the edit unit of measure. Upon clicking the option, there show a list of units under the same category. So we can easily select the proper unit from the enlisted.

Units of measure in Odoo V12

Packaging in Odoo 13

The packaging is the physical container that preserves your product.  If you want to enable product packaging in Odoo

Go to Inventory → Configurations → Settings → and tick the checkbox of Product Packagings

UoM 1

To Create Packaging for a Product

Now, whenever you want to design a package for a product, then you can select the packaging option from the menu.

Go to Inventory → Configuration → Product Packagings → and click on the Create button.

UoM 2

You can set up the product. In order to put the products in the packages, one needs to confirm the type of the product. Now fill the following field such as Package Type, Product, Contained quantity and Barcode and click on the Save button. 

UoM 3

Now go to Sales ->Product-> Product Variants. Choose the item in which you have created a package.  Now click on the Inventory button. At that time you can able to view the packaging information is added automatically with the Product Variants.

UoM 5

When you set up the product information, now let’s see how the Product Package will function with Sales Order.  once you can create the sale order. 

Go to Sales -> Orders -> Create.

Now you can fill all the details such as Customer, Invoice Address, Delivery Address, Payment Terms, Delivery Method, etc.

At that time click on Add an Item button and add the product name in which you have created the package. Then the packaging field will appear.

UoM 6

Now you can enter the details of the following fields like Product, Ordered Quantity, Unit price,  Package type, Delivery Lead Time and click on Save & Close button.

Packages in Odoo 13

Odoo 13 package is the physical container in which you put one or several products.

Whenever you want to enable package in Odoo, go to the configuration of the Inventory.

Go to Inventory -> Configuration -> and tick the checkbox of Delivery packages. 

UoM 7

At the same time, a sales order is confirmed and delivery is going processed, Now Odoo Packages permits us to pack different products in one package or in different packages. After filling all required fields then click on the PUT IN PACK button.

UoM 8

At that time, you can trace the status of the package. Whenever you click on the packages button.

UoM 9

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