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## Blog » April 2011 Update

April 4th, 2011
Over the weekend, we performed a minor Blaq update. The main change was adding a new product type. Blaq caters for many different types of products, not only allowing for different ways to measure a product but also to calculate a product's pricing. Examples of product types are:
• Standard - measured in units using a single quantity, eg. 3 cameras
• Length - measured by it's length (eg. metres) and also it's quantity, eg. 4 lengths of rope 5 metres long
• Hours - a time measurement of work done in hours, also with a quantity, eg. 2 lots of 5 hours
• Area - measured using a quantity, the number different kinds, a width and height, eg. 20 lots of 3 different banners, 5 metres width by 2 metres high
In the product section, you'll find a new type of 'Area 4', taking the number of 'Area' product types to 4. All four products include a quantity, number of 'kinds', width and height.
The difference between the types is the way the total quantity for the volume break used when pricing is calculated:
1. Area 1 - total quantity = quantity x kinds x width x height
2. Area 2 - total quantity = kinds x width x height
3. Area 3 - total quantity = width x height
4. Area 4 - total quantity = quantity x width x height
Therefore, if a component was entered with the following measurements:
• Quantity: 10
• Kinds: 2
• Height: 0.2 m
• Width: 1.2 m
and the product's volume breaks and pricing were set as:
1. Quantity: 0 sqm, Price: \$ 100.00 per square metre
2. Quantity: 0.4 sqm, Price: \$ 80.00 per square metre
3. Quantity: 0.8 sqm, Price: \$ 60.00 per square metre
4. Quantity: 2.0 sqm, Price: \$ 40.00 per square metre
5. Quantity: 4.0 sqm, Price: \$ 20.00 per square metre
the volume break and pricing per square metre for each type of Area product would be:
1. Area 1 - Quantity = 4.8 sqm, Price = \$ 20.00 per square metre
2. Area 2 - Quantity = 0.48 sqm, Price = \$ 80.00 per square metre
3. Area 3 - Quantity = 0.24 sqm, Price = \$ 100.00 per square metre
4. Area 4 - Quantity = 2.4 sqm, Price = \$ 40.00 per square metre
As you can see, the results vary greatly, so please be aware of these product types and choose the one that suits the way you calculate the pricing for your products.

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