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Customer Pole Display

ROBOTILL now supports Customer Pole Displays!
The reason we waited so long before we included Pole Display support is that initially we decided to rather support the additional monitor customer display. These displays are becoming popular as they can also be used to display images and other information to the customer (like specials and adverts). We are still planning on including this feature and hope to release it early 2017.

We have however decided to now release a version that support the traditional Pole Displays ... after some pressure from our customers :)
The new version that supports the pole display can be downloaded from the ROBOTILL website.

The Pole Display support is available for the Retail Point of Sale Module and the Restaurant Point of Sale Module.

For information on how to set this up see the Pole Display Help page.


Keeping track of Stock - Potato Example

ROBOTILL allows you to keep track of stock on hand, including ingredients. For this example we will look at how a shop can keep track of the amount of potatoes that was used.

1) Create an Ingredients Category

To avoid all the ingredients popping up in the Point of Sale module when a cashier/waiter is busy selecting products, create a separate category for ingredients.


Check the box 'Hide in POS Modules'.

2) Add the Ingredients as Products


Lets say the shop receive the potatoes in 7 KG bags, then we add a product called 'Potatoes 7 kg'. Remember to select the 'Ingredients' category to prevent this item from showing up at the till.
3) Add the items that you want to sell
Lets say a 'Small Chips' use 560g of potatoes.  That means from one 7 kg bag it will use 0.08 potatoes (560 / 7000 = 0.08 ). So when we create our 'Small Chips' item, we add potatoes as a sub item and change the number to 0.08.

In the same way we can add other items. For example a Lar…

Accept EFT, paypal and other payments for account payments.

ROBOTILL Version 5.42 has been released. Account payments now also support the customized payment option that was available in standard sales for some time.

The ROBOTILL Point of Sale System allows you to set up a customized payment option (in addition to cash, credit/debit cards, and account payments). This can be used for EFT (online bank transfers), paypal, bitcoin etc.

For more information on how this works, see Payment Options in the help file.

In previous versions this customized payment option was only available for normal sales and not for account payments. In version 5.42 that was just released, this payment option is also now available when account payments is done.

Customer accounts with customer statements and reports are available in both the Retail Point of Sale System and the Restaurant Point of Sale system of ROBOTILL.