Enhance Order Management with VirtueMart Point of Sale
You will hardly find online merchant who does not strive to improve store operational efficiency and deliver enhanced customer experience. VirtueMart point of sale system brings new features, smoothes order management, somewhat automates it and, of course, boosts business performance.
VirtueMart POS system of Store Manager for VirtueMart is designed on purpose to simplify and accelerate order creation. Order details can be designated within one POS window and what is more convenient - products can be added to order using barcode scanner or manually via product search.
Using POS You Can:
- create order by means of keyboard and hotkeys only, no need to use mouse
- everything is arranged within one window and you do not need to switch between tabs to specify order details
- add customer directly from POS window if it does not exist in VirtueMart
- scan product EAN code to add it to the order or reach necessary merchandise using product search form
- automatically calculate cash and change
- print order invoice
Procedure of Order Creating with VirtueMart Point of Sale Consists in the Following:
If you find it more convenient to transfer an item to order using barcode scanner, you should connect the scanner via USB and designate its settings. It can be done in Preferences - Barcode Settings or find corresponding option in POS window. By default it operates as keyboard. It means that product code will get into search field after scanning. Having changed scanner settings and activating Handle as barcode scanner, you will get product automatically added to POS once its code have been scanned.
Open VirtueMart point of sale window afterwards clicking on Point of Sale icon in Store section or pressing F11 button, notwithstanding what Store Manager section is currently used.
As it was indicated above, POS window embraces several sections, where you should provide info to create order and configure some additional settings. You can switch between the sections using hotkeys F#, for example, to activate Customer field, simply press F3.
Add product to order
Naturally, you will start order creation with adding product to it. Read product code with the scanner and it will be automatically displayed in POS window or resort to product search to reach necessary item. Here you must indicate product details to search for and fields to search in. After you press Enter or search icon, there will appear products, matching your request. Choose the product/products to be added to VirtueMart point of sale.
Add customer to VirtueMart order
VirtueMart order can’t be created without customer. Info about customer should be added in left upper corner of POS window. Choose the shopper from existing ones or, if customer has not been created, create it directly from point of sale window.
Then you are to indicate order delivery method, payment method and order status. (press F4 to this section). Select necessary variants from drop-downs.
There is also the possibility to apply coupons to make order total discounted.After you are done with order details, you should complete the order. Operations, responsible for that, are disposed on bottom window pane. Calculate order cash and change, complete the order and add it to order list, create and print it out. You can call Barcode Settings window clicking on corresponding button and proceed with scanner settings.
Fall back upon VirtueMart POS, increase order handling productivity and achieve more efficient way to manage fast-paced daily business functions.
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