How do I create new items for my menu?

Written by Jens B.

Last published at: October 9th, 2023

With orderbird you can easily create items yourself and thus always keep your menu up to date - without spending a lot of time and complicated settings. In order to create an article, you must be in the corresponding product group in which the article should appear.

In a Nutshell - the most important things 

  • To create items, always tap on the plus sign "+" in the bottom left of the corresponding menu.
  • If you want to delete something, swipe from right to left over the corresponding item. This works anywhere in the app.
  • You change an existing article by tapping on the name of the article on the left and making the changes on the right.
  • To change the order of a list, tap Edit in the top left. Then tap on the sign of the three gray lines, keep your finger pressed and move the article or product group to the new position with your finger.

Don't feel like reading? Here's a video

In two and a half minutes, Sarah will show you how to create a new item in your menu (german audio).

Here we go!

  1. Go to Settings > Order block > Menu and select the product group for which you want to create a new item. Press the plus sign at the bottom left to create a new article. In this example, I would like to create my first article in my new product group, "Regional Beers".
  2. A window will now open on the right-hand side, in which you can specify all the relevant settings for the item. The most important points are:
    • Item Name - Enter the name of the item here as you want it to appear on the invoice.
    • Product group - Here you can briefly check whether you are in the right product group.
    • PLU - If you have a PLU for the item, enter it here. (PLU doesn't tell you anything? Then you don't need this field ;-) )
    • Price - Enter the price including taxes 
    • Inherit tax rates - The displayed tax rates are not correct? Then slide the slider to gray and adjust the tax rates for in-home and out-of-home.
    • Finished? Then press "Save" in the top left to finalize your changes.
  3. Done


  • With "Display in menu" you can determine whether the item should be available for selection in the menu. This is useful for seasonal items. So you can easily activate or deactivate the article, depending on the season.
  • You can also tap the plus sign in the bottom right again to create another item. And if you're a pro, use the "Make a copy" field if you want to create a new article that's only slightly different from a previous article.


What is the difference between changing an item and creating a new item?

Short version:

  • You create a new article if a new article comes into the range.
  • You change articles if you keep the article itself in the assortment and the article gets a new price (e.g. due to changed purchase prices).