Adding an Ingredient

To build your path toward profitability, you must first understand the costs of your raw materials. Prophit allows you to track the cost of ingredients and materials.


Definitions:


  • Ingredients: Components of the product itself (typically edible components)

  • Materials: Components outside of the product (typically packaging materials)


This article will show you how to add ingredients to your database that you use in creating your recipes and products.


In this article:


  1. Add ingredient name, supplier, and brand

  2. Add ingredient image

  3. Adding ingredient's unit measurement and unit price

  4. Entering your ingredient's inventory count

  5. Adding an ingredient description

  6. Saving your ingredient


 

Add ingredient name, supplier, and brand


  1. To add a new ingredient, hover over Inventory in the side navigation bar and select Ingredients

  2. On the Ingredients page, click on the Add Ingredient button (or click on the New Ingredient plus sign at the top-right if you already have ingredients in your database).

  3. Enter in your ingredient's name

  4. Enter in the name of your ingredient's supplier

  5. Enter in the name of your ingredient's brand


 

Add ingredient image


  1. Click Upload Image

  2. Browse your local computer's drive to find your desired ingredient image and select it


Uploading ingredient image on Prophit

 

Adding ingredient's unit measurement and unit price


  1. In the Unit Measurement box, in the Type dropdown box, select your desired unit of measurement (i.e grams, ounces, etc). Make sure to use the same measuring unit type that you use in your recipes.

  2. In the Quantity field, enter in the quantity of the unit type you selected. For example, if you purchase a 454 gram bag of flour from your supplier, you want to enter 454 into this field.

  3. Optional. Enter in the percentage of your ingredient's waste in the % Waste field.

  4. In the Unit Price box, add your ingredient's price, and sales tax and/or additional fees (if necessary)


Note: Adj. Qty (Adjusted Quantity) will reflect your ingredients total quantity minus the percent of waste.


Tip: Take advantage of % Waste. If you've used a jar of peanut butter you know that it's almost impossible to remove every scoop of peanut butter from the jar. Prophit allows you to account for this loss of ingredients, in order to calculate a more accurate ingredient cost.


 

Entering your ingredient's inventory count


  1. In the Inventory field, enter your ingredient's stock.


Tip: Tracking your inventory will come in handy once you jump into Fulfillment – saving you countless time in managing inventory for ingredients and materials.


 

Adding an ingredient description


  1. In the Product Description box, add a detailed description of your ingredient.


Tip: The more descriptive you get about your ingredient, the easier it will be to entrust others with managing your inventory, and purchasing the raw materials needed to manufacture your products, as your business continues to grow.


 

Saving your ingredient


  1. Once you have entered all of your new ingredient's information, make sure to click the Save button at the top-right. Once saved, your ingredient will display on your Ingredients page.