Consignment POS Invoice Options
The whole concept of 'consignment' is good merchandise at discounted prices so it's imperative that a software progam provide for many different and correct ways of discounting prices automatically (where possible) and accurately.
Discount schedules can be saved in the progam and applied per item or per category. The discounts can be executed manually or automatically and at POS the discounted price will be entered as the selling price and can be changed.
Each item on the POS invoice can be discounted by dollar amount or percentage.
Each invoice total can be discounted similarly.
With the exception of the Intro edition of BCSS, sales promotions can be set in the program and applied at POS during the stipulated period of the sale. The discounts can be by invoice dollar total and/or by category. Prices will be discounted at POS for items qualifying for discounts.
If an item or the invoice total are discounted by a percentage, or if the price of an item is discounted by a dollar amount, the store and the consignor (of each item) will share equally in the amount of the discount.
If the total invoice is discounted by a dollar amount there's no way to discount each item on the invoice proportionately so the store will absorb the discount. This can be avoided by discounting only be percentage.
If items are discounted according to a sales promotion schedule, the store will absorb the amounts of the discounts.
For items that are discounted by dollar amount, the store and the consignor will share equally in the amount of the discount.
Any of the 5 discounts can apply at the same time or in combination. If one discount is changed, the others are not affected. BCSS tracks the amount of each discount and computes the correct total.
Said another way, discounts by dollar amount and by promotions will not reduce the amount of the settlement. Aged discounts and discounts by % and $ will reduce the amount paid to the consignor.
Regarding employee commissions, a Discount of the Total Sale and a promotional discount do not reduce the commission. A Dollar-Amount Line Item Discount and a Percentage Discount do reduce the commission.
In the Diamond and Virtual editions of BCSS, employees can be prevented from granting discounts at POS with settings made in employee permissions. Any discount at POS would have to be authorized by someone with such authorization.
BCSS provides a free live demo prior to purchase to assure that all needed features are available and that the software works properly. Here's a video overview.