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Selling with Variable Quantities & Prices

 

Need flexibility in entering quantities and prices at the POS? Now you can set specific products to automatically ask you to enter a quantity or price.

 

Variable Quantity Prompt is useful for regularly selling a product by weight amount or other multiples:

  • Selling almonds by ounces
  • Selling coffee beans by kilogram
  • Selling Deli meats by the kilogram or gram
  • Selling tickets
  • Catering for __ number of people
  • Hiring out ______ for ___ many people

 

Variable Price Prompt is useful for selling products that are constantly changing their price:

  • Market Day pricing for menu items
  • Pricing for the roast of the day
  • Open food or open beverage - custom pricing on the fly

 

Variable Quantity and Variable Price Prompts can be activated separately or you can have both!

 

Note - These prompts appear automatically at the Point-of-Sale.

 

This guide covers how to set up and sell with these two features.

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What’s in this guide?

 

Set up Variable Quantity Prompt

Sell with Variable Quantity Prompt

 

Set up Variable Price Prompt

Sell with Variable Price Prompt

 

Edit keyed in Variable Quantity or Price at POS

 Frequently Asked Questions

 


Set up Variable Quantity Prompt

 

If you do NOT regularly sell products in variable quantities and only need it for one-off sales, we can edit a quantity from the product edit screen on the POS.

 

If you are selling products that are regularly sold in variable quantities, follow the steps below to activate the prompt:

 

1. Under Products from the Kounta Back Office, select the cog icon beside the product you want to edit

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2. From the Product Info page, set the Variable Quantity Prompt to Yes

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3. Select Save

 


Sell with Variable Quantity Prompt

 

Before being able to use this prompt on the POS, it must be set up in the Back Office.

 

1. On the Kounta Point-of-Sale, select the product as normal

 

2. This prompt will appear. Enter the quantity (decimal points will count!)

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3. This change will register on the order summary:

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Set up Variable Price Prompt

 

If you do NOT regularly sell products in variable prices and only need it for one-off sales, we can edit a price from the product edit screen on the POS

 

If you are selling products that are regularly sold in variable prices, follow the steps below to activate the prompt:

 

1. Under Products from the Kounta Back Office, select the cog icon beside the product you want to edit

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2. Set the Variable Price Prompt to  Yes

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3. Enter the price range using the Min Sell Price and Max Sell Price fields

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4. Select Save

 


Sell with Variable Price Prompt

 

Now that you have activated the prompt, here is how you will use it at the Point-of-Sale:

 

1. On the Kounta Point-of-Sale, select the product as normal

 

2. You will now be prompted to enter the price.

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3. This change will register on the order summary:

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Edit keyed in Variable Quantity or price at POS

 

If you need to change the change the value you entered for the Variable Quantity or Price prompt, here’s how:

 

1. Select the product from the order summary

 

2. On the edit screen, you can now see the options of Quantity and Unit Price fields

 

3. Edit these values accordingly

 

4. Select Apply Changes

Pro - Tip: You can edit the price and quantity of a product from here even if they do not have the Variable Quantity or Variable Price Prompt enabled. However, you will need the Change Price permission for editing a price like this.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I change order price and quantity even without an automatic prompt?

Yes, you can. Products without the automatic prompt for Variable Quantity or Variable Price Prompt enabled can still be edited as a normal product.

 

Does changing the quantity and price require additional staff permissions?

No

 


What's my next step?

Maximize the full power of Kounta menu tools!

 

Make sure customers get exactly what they ordered. Record item changes, such as no salad or extra bacon, in just a few taps using Product Modifiers.

 

Enable your staff to add or remove ingredients or create combo meals. Prompt your staff to upsell. Or maybe you just need to organise your product modifiers to make menu navigation easier. Kounta’s Option Sets makes this all possible. Option Sets allows you to customise your menu workflow for maximum efficiency.

 

If you sell a product in different sizes, flavours or with any other variable attribute, check out Product Variants  - this will allow you to sell as many product variations as you need - all in a neat and tidy menu.

 

Need to add product description, tags, barcodes, and the like? Check out advanced product settings!

 

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