Package icon  Managing Packages:
The Package List

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Empty boxes

Full boxes

Creating a club package

Product packages

Archiving old packages


very collection of inventory items — bottles of wine or other merchandise — that you ship or sell to a customer is defined in Λctiv8 Manager as a package. A package isnʼt a physical object; itʼs an abstract data container where the computer brings together all the properties of that particular collection — its contents, size and weight, price, shipping and discount rules, and so on. When you create a sales order based on a package definition, Manager uses those properties to create a new transaction.

The Package list displays all the packages in your Λctiv8 database, both those that are built in to Manager and those youʼve created.     

Manager uses four main types of package:

These package types are built in to Manager, and you can create more of them to suit your specific needs. Before you can use these definitions to create sales orders, youʼll need to configure each of them to ensure that the package weights and the rules for shipping and handling, discounts, and taxes are set up correctly for your clubʼs operations.

The other two main types are those youʼll create and define as you need them, specifying the items to be included and any special discount or other rules that you want to apply to them:

A fifth type, archive packages, doesnʼt require configuration; itʼs used for old packages that are no longer used, but are stored in the database for historical reference.

The Actions menu

Package list—Actions menuIn the Package list, the Actions menu contains the command Update Package Data, which lets you modify the details of multiple selected packages at once.