Brands are another way to categorize products in Brightpearl. They are intended to differentiate products sold between different lines and are particularly useful for businesses who resell products from a wide range of vendors.
Every product in Brightpearl must have a brand.
Brands can be added to the system individually or while uploading products.
To add brands individually, go to Settings > Products/Inventory > Brands and click "Add a new brand".
To create brands via import, make sure to select the 'Create missing brands' option on the import options screen:
Assigning brands to products
You can assign brands to a product in several ways:
- On the product edit screen
- When importing products using a spreadsheet (as above)
- Using the batch action "Set brand" on the product list:
Collections can be used to group together products by brand, perhaps for seasonal sales such as "Summer collection" or a particular design of print. Each brand can have multiple collections.
Note: Collections can only be used to filter the product list.
Creating & assigning products to collections
Collections can be added at Settings > Products/Inventory > Collections.
Once created, products can be assigned one at a time to a collection by selecting it within the product record. Items can also be added to collections in bulk by using a product import.
Each product can be assigned to a single collection at any one time.
Deleting brands and collections
Both brands and collections can only be deleted if there are no products currently assigned to them.
To delete a brand, go to Settings > Products/Inventory > Brands, and click the delete icon next to the relevant brand:
To delete a collection, go to Settings > Products/Inventory > Collections, and click the delete icon next to the relevant collection:
Reporting on brands
"Brand" is available as a filter on any report containing product filters, such as Sales detail and Sales by channel. There is also a dedicated Sales by brand type report, found under Reports > Sales by brand.
This report follows the same format as other sales analysis reports, using brand as the variable to report on.