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When should you use packages, units of measure or kits?


Units of measures are an indication about the unit used to handle a product. Products can be expressed in multiple units of measure at once.

Activate this option if you are working with several ones in your warehouse.

The purchase unit of measure might be different that the one you use in your warehouse.

De maateenheid voor de verkoop is ingesteld op het verkooporder en kan anders zijn.


The package is the physical container in which you put one or several product.


Verpakking in de fysieke container die uw product beschermd.

If you are selling computers, the packaging contains the computer with the notice and the power plug.

In Odoo worden verpakkingen gebruikt voor indicatieve doeleinden.

Wilt u pakketten, verpakkingen of maateenheden gebruiken?

For example, you are sellings eggs. In your warehouse, you manage the eggs individually. Lots of eggs are scrapped and you do it egg by egg. The unit of measure is Unit(s).

If you are selling eggs by the dozen, the selling unit of measure is the Dozen. You will set it on your sale order.

The cardboard trays that contains the dozen of eggs is the packaging.

When you are selling several trays, you might wrap all the trays into a box or in a plastic wrapping. It is the package.