When creating an item, you’ll have to assign it a unit of measurement. This is the unit it is purchased and inventoried as. There are 3 types of units of measurement in WISK:

  • Volume

  • Weight / Mass

  • Unit / Each

These units of measurement are also used when adding recipes to your menu / POS items (both Food and Beverage).


This is the primary unit of measurement for all of your liquid inventory items. If using WISK Bar, the majority of your items will be measured in volume.

The following volume options are available:

  • Milliliter

  • Liter

  • Fluid Ounce

  • Gallon

  • Quart

  • Pint

Additionally, for ease of use, we’ve included some volume options that are common in recipes. You typically wouldn’t inventory or order items in these units, but will help when adding ingredients to your menu items.

Note: These measurements are based on US customary units

  • Cup (= 8oz, 236.588ml)

  • Tablespoon (= 0.5oz, 14.7868ml)

  • Teaspoon (= ⅙ oz, 4.92892ml)


The following weight options are available:

  • Gram

  • Kilogram

  • Pound (Lb)

  • Dry Ounce

The unit of measurement you use for an item will depend on how you purchase it. For example, if you purchase ground beef by the pound, you can set the unit of measurement to pounds, and quantity to 1.

If it’s a packaged item with a set weight, for example, a 5lb bag of carrots, you can select lbs, and set the quantity to 5.

Unit / Each

This unit of measurement is for items that are measured as individual units (may be known as “each” or “EA”) and don’t require a weight or volume.

The following unit options are available (they are functionally the same, you can just select your preference):

  • Units

  • Each

Examples include eggs, bread/buns, cutlery, takeout packaging, or other merchandise you may sell at your venue (t-shirts, hats, etc.).

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