Time-Charging

DynaPOSTouch supports time-based charging for items. For example, on a cruise ship you might have a spa room that you want to hire out in 15 minute increments. You can easily set up an item to support the selling of the time used.

Firstly, you need to indicate that an item should be time-charged. This is done by setting the Unit Of Measure on the item to a time-based code. The system provides several such codes, for example MIN, 5MIN, 10MIN, 15MIN, 30MIN, HOUR, DAY (and of course you can add your own if you wish). When you add the retail record to the item, the sell price will be based on the unit of measure. So if you charged $50/15 minute session in the spa, the item would be set up with a Unit Of Measure of 15MIN and a sell price of $50. If the customer used the spa for an hour they would be charged for 4 x 15 minute sessions @ $50 each, that is $200.

When you set up the keyboard for the POS, you should add a 'CHGTIME' button to the ITEMMODIFY state.

When you press the Modify button on the POS, a button called 'Chg Time' will be displayed. This will allow you to modify the start/end time of an item.

When you add a time-charge item to a sale at POS, the system will popup a window. This window will ask for the start date/time and end date/time. The dates will default to the current date. The start time will be the current time and the end time will be the start time plus one unit of time. So if the item had a Unit Of Measure of 15MIN, and the start time was 11:30, the end time would be 11:45. You can change the dates/times as required. You can then put the transaction on hold. When the customer comes back to you at the end of the session you can recall the sale, highlight the item and select Modify| Chg Time. This will display the same popup window before and allow you to alter the times. The system will take the time difference and divide this by the unit of measure to get a quantity. This becomes the quantity of the item in the sale. So if the start time was 11:00 and the end time was 11:30, the system would divide the 30 minutes by 15 (the unit of measure) to get a quantity of 2.

When the receipt is printed, it will show the start and end time for the item.

How Do I Change Start and End Times?

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