*NOTE: Hour and meter or kilometer readings keep track of usage for individual units and will not work for bulk or unserialized item.
From the Counter menu, click More and select Inventory to get to your inventory list. Find the item that is going to be a metered item and click the edit icon next to the item. From the Basic Information tab, be sure the type of meter is selected.
Once the meter type is selected, you want to click Save and edit the inventory item once more. Click on the Pricing tab to enter the allowed usage and any charge for any usage over the allowed amount.
Don't have the current meter readings? No problem. When you send the item out from Reservation status, Essentials will have a field to enter the going out meter readings. Once the meter readings are entered here, the meter readings on the instance edit screen will automatically update.
When the item is received, you will have another meter reading field to complete.
Essentials will then take the beginning meter readings and the returned meter readings and do the math for you to calculate the meter reading the customer used. If the difference in greater than the allowed usage amount, Essentials will take the difference of the allowed usage and what the customer went over and calculate the overage dollar amount based on what you entered on the Pricing tab of the inventory item.
The new meter readings are now updated on the stock instance edit screen. These can be manually updated at any time.
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