A rule allows you to set
up your own customized automated procedures that take place when you
complete a sale. Rules are easy to set up: Just select the
conditions (type of customer, date range and inventory group) that must
be met for the rule action to take place. There is no limit
to the number of rules you can create. There are four
different types of rule actions.
The first type of action
is a quantity discount. Buy a specified quantity of a group of
items and receive a discount. A percent discount can be given on
just one item in item in the group (buy 2 get 1 at 50% off). For
example, if the following prices are in the specified group: $21.99,
$19.95 & $17.95, a 50% discount would be given on the one priced at
$19.95. A total percent discount of all items in the specified
group can also be given. This action can also be used to
change a price level. For example, if a customer is signed up for
one of your classes, they could receive price level 2 on all items
needed for the class.
The next type of action
is used for customers to earn points (frequent buyer). Points can
be based on the number of items, total amount of the sale, total cost of
the sale or total profit on a sale. You define the number of
points given. For example, each dollar can earn from 1 point or
10,000 points. Points are stored with the customer's information
and a detailed report of point usage can easily be displayed and
printed. When you start a sale, the customer's total points are
displayed on the screen.
The third type of action
allows you to define the way customers can use the points they have accumulated.
Points can be redeemed for a percent or a flat rate discount on one or
more items in the specified group. For example: For each
"1000 points receive $10 off" or "Buy ten widgets and get
the eleventh free".
The last type of action
gives you the ability to automatically print a user-definable form that
can include information from the current sale. The form can
be just about anything you can imagine. For example: A
rental agreement, customer survey, product information, coupons and