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Number of items in a sale


In the ROBOTILL Point of Sale system you can print the number of items in a sale on the receipt. The number of items in a sale is not printed on the receipt by default but it can be added in the print design. How the number of items is calculated might not be as straight forward as you think. 

The number of items on the receipt will not be the number of line items in the sale. If for example you purchased 3 bottles of water and one can of coke, there will only be 2 line items in the sale, but in the shopping bag there will be 4 items. With other words, the quantity for each line item is used - but not always ...

If the item in the sale is a measured item (measured by weight, length or any other measurement), then the quantity for that line item will be ignored and the line item will be counted as one. The reason for this is that the quantity for a measured item will be the weight (length or other measurement) but in a shopping bag it will still be seen as one item. 

Loose tomatoes that you purchase might have a weight of 2.57 kg, the quantity will therefor show 3.57, but the tomatoes will be placed in a single bag (one sale item).

For example:
  • 2 x Cans of Coke
  • 2.57 x Tomatoes
  • 0.5 x Beef Mince
  • 2 x 500ml Bottled Water
Will show the number of items in the sale as: 6

The number of items in a sale is available from version 9.07.