Create a new POS unit (by using an existing one as reference)

As soon as you have at least one POS unit in the system, you can use configurations and data within as a source of information for creating a new one with ease.

Each POS store can contain multiple POS units. Most of the time, these units have an almost identical setup, the difference being their number, (since they have to be unique) and payment bin (virtual representation of a cash register, or a safe). To create a new POS unit, follow the provided steps:

Prerequisites

  • Have at least one POS unit defined in the environment.

Procedure

  1. Click the Lightbulb button, enter POS Unit List, and choose the related link.
    A list of all existing POS units is displayed.

  2. Open the POS unit card you wish to use as a reference for creation of a new POS unit.
    The POS Unit Card popup window is displayed.

  3. Click New.

  4. Populate the necessary fields (except Default POS Payment Bin) in the new POS unit by using the first POS unit card as a reference.
    You can switch back and forth between the two POS unit cards until you’re satisfied with your configuration.

  5. Open the Default POS Payment Bin dropdown list, and then Select from full list.
    If there are no payment bins available, create a new one

  6. Click New or Edit List, and add an entry for the new payment bin.
    Make sure it has the same POS Store Code as the other payment bins used with that POS unit.

  7. (Optional) Refer to the relevant articles for configuring Profiles, if you wish them to be different than the ones defined in the former POS unit.

Next steps:

After you create a POS unit, you need to link it to the POS user’s ID before it can become fully operational.

  1. Navigate to User Setup.
    The easiest way to achieve this is by using the built-in search functionality.
  2. In the User Setup screen, fill out all necessary fields.
    Make sure you’ve added the number of the newly-created POS unit in the POS Unit No. field.

The new POS unit is created, attached to the POS store, and ready to be used.

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