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Inventory types explained

What are bulk and individual inventory types

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The inventory type distinguishes whether you want to track articles on an individual level, for example, with a serial number or not. A good rule of thumb is that articles that require regular maintenance are tracked individually, and additional articles are tracked as bulk.

You can choose the inventory type when you create a new SKU.

Individual: You can set unique tracking codes (e.g., serial number or barcode). This enables tracking how many times an article has been rented out, which is essential if the article requires more precise service or inspection regularly. Rentle creates unique tracking codes automatically, but you can modify them afterward.

Bulk: Bulk articles are usually additional articles, which don't require as accurate tracking as the individual articles. When you use bulk inventory type, you stay aware of how many articles are on rent and how many are available. However, you can't recognize the movements of an individual article.