This procedure describes the entry of detailed information on custom work. In the Jewelry Shopkeeper, a ‘custom job’ is one that allows you to enter and track such information as the number of hours required in casting, waxing, general work, modeling & setting. In addition you can enter the names of the jewelers who have performed the various stages of customer work, as well as much more detail.
‘Regular Repairs’ are adequate for many businesses’ needs.
It is possible to enter the custom work as a sale item without entering detail. However, it is highly recommended that you follow this procedure to track the work in detail to protect yourself and the customer.
In addition, you will have the option of allowing the computer system to use actual costs from previous similar jobs to adjust your estimate. In order to make this effective, you must have many jobs entered on the system. Usually, this will be viable only after a few months of using the system to record jobs.
Much more detail can be entered for custom work than for a repair. However, if a repair is extensive, it can be entered as custom work. Conversely, a simple custom job can be entered as a repair. To enter a regular repair or a simple custom job, see the previous chapter, Enter Repairs.
Before starting this procedure, you should have set up the system (major class code and dummy SKU numbers) for entry of custom work as described on the previous page.
Custom work is entered as a layaway sale. Before beginning this procedure, follow the steps in the chapter in section 1 titled Create a Layaway, up to Enter Sale Items (page ), then start with step 1 of this procedure.