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Sales Methods

Sales methods allow you to sell the same item in different ways. For example, a MADRAS CHICKEN CURRY could be sold as Eat-In or Takeaway. Using Sales Methods, you can set the item up once and sell it as either Eat-In or Takeaway. The POS can automatically charge different sell prices or different taxes on the item, depending on the selected sales method.

The benefits of using Sales Methods include:

There are a few ways that you can access the Sales Methods at POS. There are two new options on the Profile -Settings 1 tab in Till.

Ask Sales Method

Check this on and POS will ask for the Sales Method at the start of every transaction. You can modify the options displayed using the POS Keyboard function. The SALESMETHOD - NEWTRANS state contains the buttons that will be displayed to the user. If you don't set up this state, the POS will display a list of default options. This option would be used if you were in a fast food environment where each sale could be either Eat-In or Takeaway. However, if you use table-tracking or your sales are normally of one method and occasionally change, you would have this option checked off and use the alternatives described below.

Default Sales Method

This is the default Sales Method used for every transaction. For example, a specific till might be considered the Takeaway till. You can set this up as the Default Sales Method. You can always change the Sales Method using the options described below.

You can modify the POS Keyboard to provide alternative access to Sales Methods.

The TABLE - NEWTRANS keyboard state is displayed to the POS user at the start of each transaction when table tracking is used. If you use table tracking, you would check off the Ask Sales Method option in Till and select Eat-In for the Default Sales Method. You would then modify this keyboard to include SALE-TAKEAWAY and/or SALE-OTHER.

When a transaction is started and POS asks for the table number, the user will see the option for Takeaway and/or Other. If the user simply enters a table number, the POS will assume a sales method of Eat-In. The user could also select Takeaway, in which case the POS won't require a table number to be entered and the system will assume a Sales Method of Takeaway.

You may also have the need to change a transaction after its been started. For example, you might have one Takeaway item in an Eat-In sale. Or you might have an Eat-In sale that you want to change to a Takeaway sale. You can modify the ITEMMODIFY keyboard state and add the following keys.

SALESMETHOD

Displays a set of buttons to allow the user to change the sales method for the sale or item.

SALE-EATIN

Allow the user to directly change the sale to Eat-In

SALE-TAKEAWAY

Allow the user to directly change the sale to Takeaway

SALE-OTHER

Allow the user to directly change the sale to Other

ITEM-EATIN

Allow the user to directly change the item to Eat-In

ITEM-TAKEAWAY

Allow the user to directly change the item to Takeaway

ITEM-OTHER

Allow the user to directly change the sale to Other

When you change Sales Methods, the POS will attempt to recalculate the prices/taxes appropriate for the new Sales Method. There is one exception. If you plan on using set meal items and you have different prices for Eat-In and Takeaway, you should NOT allow users to change sales or items from one method to another, once items have been added.

The Price Levels tab on Locations allows you to have different prices for the same item, depending on the current Sales Method.

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