Skip to main content

Coupons and Combo Deals


ROBOTILL allows you to use Coupons and Combo Deals. Any type of Coupon can be used and examples of Combo Deals would be:

  • Buy one get one free
  • Buy 3 and get one free
  • Buy 5 for the special price of ...
  • Buy two 2L Cokes and get a packet of crisps for free
  • Buy a Coke and Pie for the discount price of ...

To set up a combo deal or coupon, open ROBOTILL Manager and go to Stock > 'Combo Deals and Coupons'. Each Combo Deal and Coupon work on the principle that some items are required (Required Items) in order to get a free item or discount (the Special Item).

Coupons and/or required items can be scanned in any order. At the end of the sale the system will check if the sale qualify for any active Combo Deals.

We will give 3 examples as most Combo Deals will fall into one of these categories.

Example 1 - Free Item:  Buy 3 Cokes and get One FREE

click on the image to enlarge it

  1. You can choose if you want to allow multiple combo deals per sale or restrict it to one per sale.
  2. You create a 'Free Coke' stock item with a negative price and select it as the Special Item. 
  3. You add a Coke as the required item and change the quantity to 4. Note, although the special is for three cokes, the free coke also needs to be scanned. 
At the end of the sale the free coke item will be added.


You can also choose if you want to add the free items instantly (faster) or let the system add each discount item one at a time so that the total is impressively reduced (for the WOW effect).

Example 2 - Discount: Buy a Coke and Pie for the special price of ...


  1. For a discount, a discount stock item needs to be created. For this example, we will call it 'Coke and Pie Special'. The price needs to be the negative value of the discount.
  2. You add the Coke as a required item.
  3. You add the Pie as a required item.
The items can be scanned in any order and does not need to be scanned one after the other. The system will check at the end of the sale if the sale qualifies for any of the combo deals.


Example 3 - Coupons: Dog food coupon. 

  1. A 'Dog Food Coupon Discount' stock item needs to be created and selected as the Special Item. The price needs to be the negative value of the discount. Note that this item is not the coupon but the coupon discount.
  2. The stock item that the coupon is linked to needs to be added (multiple can be added depending on the coupon requirements).
  3. The coupon needs to be set up as a stock item with the barcode/stock code that will be scanned/entered. The price needs to be zero. The coupon then needs to be added as a required item in the 'Combo Deal / Coupon' setup screen.
If a coupon is scanned, the system will check that the conditions of the coupon is met for that sale before adding the discount. 

More about ROBOTILL

Coupons and Combo Deals are available from Version 3.9 of ROBOTILL and is available in the Retail POS module and the Restaurant POS module. 




 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Restaurant Bill Split

It is easy to split bills in the Restaurant Software of ROBOTILL. The waiter/cashier can split a bill (sale) at a restaurant table into several bills (sales). The split can be done at any time - at the end of the sale when the customers want to pay - or even in the middle of service when more items will still be ordered.

To split a bill, the waiter selects the table in the Restaurant module of ROBOTILL and then selects 'Sale Options' > 'Split Bill'.


The waiter can then choose the items that should be moved to a separate bill. This process can be repeated multiple times if a bill needs to be split into several smaller bills.

For more information about the split of bills, see the ROBOTILL Online Help:
http://poshelp.robotill.com/RestaurantBillSplit.aspx

You can also download the Free Edition of ROBOTILL from the ROBOTILL Website.
Note that the bill split feature is not available in the free edition.

ROBOTILL Licensing System Upgraded

ROBOTILL upgraded its Point of Sale Software Licensing System. Customers of the Free POS Software Edition and new customers will not be affected. Existing customers will need to register again.

For this reason it is suggested that customers of the Full Edition with version number 5.80.04 or earlier, upgrade and email the new registration codes directly after close of business to allow the ROBOTILL Support team enough time to generate new keys for them.

There where two main reasons for the licensing upgrade:
Unlike the old licensing system, the new licensing system will not require new keys after a major Windows upgrade or a computer name change.Due to the fact that ROBOTILL is becoming a very popular Point of Sale System, it has become the target of hackers and crackers.  To see how the new ROBOTILL Registration works, see our online help:
http://poshelp.robotill.com/RegisterROBOTILL.aspx

POS Themes and Button Colours

In ROBOTILL version 7 you can now choose different colour (or color depending where you are from) themes for your point of sale modules. You can also customize these themes and select colours for product buttons and custom buttons for easier and quicker selection by cashiers and waiters.

For more information on how the colour themes and buttons work, see Themes and Button Colours in the online help.

What else is new in version 7?
The POS colours (that can now be selected) is used throughout the POS modules and not just in the main screens.Various screens have been improved for easier and quicker selection with more buttons per 'page'. The 'Product Category' screen that can be opened from a custom button in the 'More' screen has been improved. The slip history now displays payment types in the main screen to enable users to find the required slip more easily. The 'Tip' screen was improved and now allows the waiter to add the tip amount or the total amoun…