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POS Promotions/Coupons

The POS application uses the same promotion tools as your website. This means that you can offer discounts on the website that will automatically be available within your POS system, and vice versa. You also have the ability to turn common promos such as a 10% promotion into a one click button on your POS system.

Adding Promotion Buttons to POS

Promotions for your POS system are added through the promo builder section of the Vin65 admin panel (Store > Promos) just as they are for your website. For more information on different promotion options available please see the Promo Builder Documentation. Here we will review some POS specific promo settings:

  1. Start by navigating to Store > Promos in the Vin65 admin panel.
  2. Click Add a Promo on the right hand side.
  3. Setup the parameters of your promotion. For more information on setting up promotions please see the Promo Builder Documentation.
  4. To add have your promotion to appear as a shortcut button on the POS you will want to check the Allow Show Promo on List in POS box and add the promo short-name that will appear as the button.
  5. Once you have completed your promotion click Save.

 

Code

The code option allows you to set a specific promotion code that must be entered by the customer on the website or by a admin while placing a order before the promotion will apply.

  • Because promotions will apply both on the POS system and your website it would be best to assign POS promotions a code if you do not want the promo to be used by the general public on the website. By limiting the promotion with a code you will decrease the likelyhood of it being used by anyone besides a admin on the website.
  • Promos that are assigned as shortcut buttons on the POS system will automatically apply any promotion codes so that an admin does not have to enter them manually.
Allow Show Promo on List in POS This option allows you to assign commonly used promotions to a button on the POS system. You can have a maximum of 12 promotions assigned to shortcut buttons. Additional promotions can be still be used by manually entering the code for the promo manually or meeting the order qualifications for a automatic promotion.
POS Promo Name If you choose to show your promotion as a button on the POS system this field allows you to assign a short-name to the button. Short-names should be no greater than about 20 characters (actual amount varies based on the characters and capitalization). Short-names over the character limit will be abbreviated with (…) at the end of the name.

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Adding/Removing Promotions On POS Orders

When placing an order on the POS system there is a blue button titled 'Coupon' that will allow you to select a promotion using a shortcut promo button or by typing in the promo code maually. If you use promotions that automatically apply for members who login (such as club member discounts) then these promotions will automatically apply when you choose the club member's account on file rather than checking out as a guest.

Clicking the blue coupon button brings up the promotions menu. You will be able to:

Remove Coupons from Order This will remove any promos that have been applied to the order either manually or automatically.
Coupon Code Allows you to manually enter the code for a specific promotion and then apply the promotion to the order.
Coupon List This lists the Promo buttons. Clicking a blue Promo Shortcut button will apply the promotion to the order.

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