Discounts are often used in retail to discount overstocked or end of season merchandise, and can be used to appreciate your customer base, especially if it is designed around your CRM builder and customer categories.
Where to Create or Modify a DiscountDiscounts are created (or modified) on the webportal (CAS).
To Create a Discount:Go to the Management Tab>Transaction Codes>Discount Codes
To Modify a Discount:Go to Management Tab>Modify Transactions and select Discounts from the drop down selection
How to Create a Discount
Create a name for you discountName it so that it is clear as to when the discount is used (this will show you the effectiveness of this promotion on your reports) or you can keep generic if it will be used for all discounted sales
Select Type of Discount
Select from Discount (%), amount ($), Cost Plus %, or Multi Item
Amount Based is $ and available on the Windows POS Application
Select RateSelect discount rate 10% would be entered as 10
Set VenueIf you have multiple venue, indicate if the discount will be available to all or a select venue
Date RangeSet the date range for the discount to be available to your POS. If the start date is for today, set it for the previous date so that it will be availableSave your settings
Different Discount TypesPercent or $ Amount - Select how you want the discount to apply to the sale ($ Amount discount only applies to WinPOS at a transaction level)
Multiple item discount - Multi item discounts are essentially pricing on bundles (or packages) and so their pricing should be treated as an individual promotional unit price. That is to say if there is a price of $10 for 3 items and each items is $4, the 3 for $10 superseded the $12 price. Then if a transaction level discount of 20% is applied, the price should be reduced to $8.This is the only instance when a transaction level discount will be applied on a previously discounted item, as multi item discounts are really packages.
Variable discounts can also be set up so the cashier is prompted for the discount percent at the sales screen.
Example of Multi Item Discount:
Applying a Discount on the POS - to a sales transactionDiscounts can be applied at the POS in one of two ways, at a transaction level where the discount is applied across all items in the transaction, or at an item level, where it is applied on a single item. In addition items can be modified to always ring up at a discount by applying a discount code at the master item level or at a price list level.
Links to related Solutions:
Link to the steps to make a discount Inactive
Link to Activating an Expired Discount