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Stock lines and groups 

Using stock lines and groups can help to simplify the management of the inventory.  Because some price lists can be very long (up to 30000 plus items) consider whether you think there is any benefit in making use of the lines and groups.  Some lines and groups are created automatically (if you select that option) when loading the price lists (Carters, Mico and MasterTrade).

Using stock lines and groups allows you to set an automatic "discount" for items within the group that has a current 'sale'.  This is useful if Front Counter is installed. If you intend to activate the stock line buttons you also need to set up stock lines as they are used to define the links between those buttons and the stock items on the menu buttons 

Stock Lines - these are the highest level of division possible.  For example timber, pipes, secondhand books, takeaways, desserts, etc.

Stock groups - these are the divisions that allow you to group stock items into categories such as framing, beams, piles, etc under a stock line such as timber.  If you intend to use the cash sales facility group items on the basis of their sharing price sales rates if you ever have them.  Stock groups aren't necessary for the the menu buttons.  Unless you are likely to set up group level sales.

If Front Counter is installed:

If you wish to set up sale prices click Edit and check the Sale on box. The form changes to appear as follows:

The sale begins on 9th February, and finishes on the 16th of February.  The sale price is retail minus 10 percent.  Setting up sales this way means you can define the sale prices ahead of time and carry out the required store organisation prior to the sale starting.  With the Sale on box checked the sale will start when the first sale is made of an item in the selected group within the date period defined.

To set up a store wide sale use POS Settings from Retail Business main form - > System settings.