How Depletions Work

After you've added a depletion, see how it impacts your stock count and consumption data

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Written by Nick Neale
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After adding a depletion, the items contained within it are removed from your stock. The removed items are factored into the consumption and variance calculation for the affected inventory period.

Stock Count

If the time of the depletion is after your most recent inventory count, you’ll see the current stock count on the “Items” page update. In the example below, the stock count now displays as 50. The count was 60 from the most recent inventory, but then 10 were removed because they were marked as Broken in a depletion.

Note: If you need to edit the time of a depletion, please see this article.

Consumption / Variance

If your POS is integrated, the depletion affects your consumption data for the inventory period it was entered in. Let's look at variance for this item before the depletion was added.

In the image above, it says you sold 20 units, but consumed 30, making your variance -10. In other words, you're showing a loss of 10 units.

If you click into the Details, you’ll see that the previous inventory had 60 units, and the most recent had 30. During that time, 20 units were sold.

By adding a depletion of 10 units, the breakage is deducted from the consumption.

You’ll then see that the consumption is now 20, instead of 30, and there is no longer a variance.

If you click into the details, you’ll now see a -10 value under Invoices, which then calculates the new consumption of 20.

Starting Inventory (60) + Invoices (-10) - Ending Inventory (30) = Consumption (20)

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