# How It Works

## How do you measure your liquor inventory?

### Read your liquor bottles to the drink, not to the old school point system

The current point system of 0.1-0.9 equates to 27-1.25 oz. /33-1 oz. servings per liter bottle. One point equals 3 drinks. Reading a bottle by a trained, or not so trained, eye can be inaccurate based on the bartenderâ€™s perception of how much is missing from the bottle, or how much is left in the bottle. Using Measure it Pro eliminates the guesswork of measuring bottles of liquor.

### Measure it Pro is accurate to the drink served instead of three drinks

Measure it Pro reads the bottle by the actual drinks left in the bottle versus by the points. If the bartender starts with a full bottle and serves 4 drinks, he could interpret this as either 0.8 or 0.7.

### The Breakdown and Statistics

In the world of banquet bars, you have the business demands during the cash bar event to reconcile the revenue to what was served, what was returned, what revenue was collected, and what was the variance. Measure it Pro allows you to read each liquor bottle to the drink and compare that to your point of sale system when recording the transaction with the guest.

The average banquet bar usually offers 1 of each kind of liquor. Some might carry 2 offerings of selected popular spirits (i.e.) Vodka, Gin, Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch, Tequila, Rum, Spiced Rum, Cognac, 10-12 bottles per bar.

Misreading by just one drink per bottle equates to 10 drinks
10 x \$9.00 = \$90.00 loss of revenue per bar

Misreading by points measuring from 5 bottles
1 point = 3 drinks
5 points = 15 drinks
15 x \$9.00 = \$135.00 loss of revenue per bar.

Showing that variance per event over a week, then by a month, then by the year, equates to a very large amount of potential revenue missed based on the volume of your business.

### Try this!

Set 10 bottles of liquor returned after an event read by a point system (or what that operation uses), then use Measure it Pro and see the difference.

If your state does not allow marrying of liquor bottles you would start with using partial bottles so your eye reading could be off from the start and the ending number doubling your loss in potential revenue or over by charging your clients (also marrying of liquor leads to over filling from what the amount of liquor that should be 33.81 fluid ounces in a liter bottles over filling is a potential loss of revenue)

Disclaimer: Measurement lines are an approximate representation of pour levels. Lines may vary slightly depending on bottle manufacturing.