Include "Items" unit in group buy management screen

What is the need / problem ?

Users who do not use metric measures (kg) for products that are set for “group buy” are not able to easily see how they need to adjust orders in order to meet bulk requirements. Since many “group buy” products are in non-metric measurements (cans, bunches of bananas, bouquets, loaves) it makes sense for “items” to be included in the dashboard on the Bulk Order Management screen ( This would also allow users to opt for item types that are imperial measures, like an item with the description “five pounds”. Examples:
with kg as product unit:

…while products with “items” product unit do not show at the top of the management screen:

Who does it impact ?

Anyone who uses the “group buy” option.

What is the current impact of the problem ?

Hub managers need to “eyeball” orders or figure out manually (via a spreadsheet or other non-OFN tool) how to make up cases or other bulk package sizes when using other than metric measures

What is the benefit of focusing on this ?

Hub managers and buying clubs could use the “group buy” feature to increase sales, decrease extra packaging, and generally make people love OFN more.

Potential solutions that will solve the problem ?

Include products with “items” unit to management screen. If it’s easy, add imperial measures too! (see below for imperial measures - this post is for “items” unit only. :slight_smile:

Selection of a feature candidate


T-shirt size of our selected feature candidate


Metrics to measure if need is satisfied after feature is implemented

The number of products and orders (or hubs) using the “group buy” function.

Feature owners


Epic/projet where you can follow implementation


Connected wishlist and discovery discussions*

This may have been a feature in the past: Group Buy order management displays incorrectly (kg) or not at all (items) · Issue #6874 · openfoodfoundation/openfoodnetwork · GitHub

Imperial measures were intentionally not included in BOM, and are a possible future enhancement: Product Curation meeting #25 notes - November 2nd 2020

Migrated to Wishlist board: Include “Items” unit in group buy management screen · Issue #56 · openfoodfoundation/wishlist · GitHub