Attributes allow you to give your stock items flags that can be used for reports and programming of the POS screen. The attributes allow you to easily group stock items by up to five different types, each linked to an attribute within that type. Any good point of sale system can group stock items, but an ideal one allows you stock control management of the finest sort.
An example of using attributes would be items purchased from a particular region, dietry requirement or brand of product. Stock items linked to these attributes might be contained within many different departments that cannot be organised together. Using attributes you can easily group these items for the purposes of certain reports.
You have the ability to use attributes in selected reports, and they can be used a grouping for changing prices of items linked to the same attribute. This can be handy for stores that stock the same product in multiple flavours, such as cans of drink or ice cream flavours.