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Demo mode

Have you decided to link your physical store with your online business? Congratulations! Here at plentymarkets, we want to help you find the right point of sale system. That’s why you can try the plentymarkets POS demo mode for free and with no strings attached. Check out the point of sale system today and see just how functional, user-friendly and efficient plentymarkets POS really is!

Your advantages at a glance

  • no time limit

  • free of charge

  • no strings attached

1. Downloading the app and accompanying information

The free plentymarkets app is available on Google Play and iTunes. Install the app on whichever mobile device you want to test POS with.

Recommended hardware

We’re happy to recommend hardware for plentymarkets POS. In general, Android devices with OS version 4.2.2 and higher are supported. iOS devices with OS version 8 and higher are supported.

Accompanying information about the demo mode

Do you want to try out the demo version with a scanner? We’ve saved several demo barcodes in a PDF file for you. Download the file and scan barcodes to:

2. Starting the demo mode

Ready to start the demo mode? There are just three easy steps:

  1. Open the plentymarkets app on your mobile device.

  2. Tap on Start the POS demo mode.
    → The start screen is displayed.

  3. Tap on POS.
    → The POS shopping cart is displayed.

3. Diagram of the POS shopping cart: mobile phone vs. tablet

You can use plentymarkets POS on a tablet or a mobile phone. However, since the screens have different formats and sizes, some of the functions are arranged differently depending on the device.

Table 1. Diagram of the POS shopping cart: mobile phone vs. tablet
Tablet view Mobile phone view
tablet view POS shopping cart
phone view POS shopping cart

4. Try the POS system for yourself!

4.1. Entering items

Scanning the item label

Do your items have labels? Then you can start the checkout process by scanning the barcode on each item the customer wants to buy. Try it out yourself! We’ve saved several demo barcodes in a PDF file just for that purpose.

Scanning item labels:

  1. Download the PDF file containing demo barcodes.

  2. Open the PDF file to see the barcodes it contains.

  3. Scan one of the labels with your barcode scanner.
    → The item is added to the shopping cart with a quantity of 1. Scan again to increase the quantity.
    → The total to be paid is updated dynamically.

  4. Scan other labels to add their corresponding items to the order.

Prefer to use the built-in camera?

Tap on the barcode symbol () within the POS shopping cart to open the camera on your mobile device. Now scan the barcode by taking a picture. The item is added to the shopping cart with a quantity of 1. The total to be paid is updated.

Choosing an item from the list of favourites

You can designate frequently purchased items as favourites, allowing you to add them to your shopping cart even faster. The demo mode already includes a few favourites, which you can try out yourself.

Choosing a favourite:

  1. Tap on an item on the left to place it in the shopping cart.
    → The Enter quantity window is displayed.

  2. Enter the quantity for the item that you want to add to the shopping cart.
    → The item is added to the shopping cart.
    → The total to be paid is updated dynamically.

Procedure for mobile phone users

Tap on the star () in the POS shopping cart to open the list of favourites. Then select an item () to place it in the shopping cart.

Searching for an item from the database

Everyone knows the situation: a customer is standing in front of you and wants to buy something. But the barcode won’t scan and the item isn’t one of your favourites. No problem! Search for the item and access your entire product catalogue.

Searching for an item from the database:

  1. Tap on the magnifying glass () within the POS shopping cart.
    → The item search opens.

  2. Enter a search criteria, e.g. the item ID 1002.

  3. Tap on Search.
    → A list of items matching the search criteria is displayed.

  4. Select an item () to place it in the shopping cart.
    → The Enter quantity window is displayed.

  5. Enter the quantity for the item that you want to add to the shopping cart.
    → The item is added to the shopping cart.
    → The total to be paid is updated dynamically.

4.2. Receiving a payment

Cash payments

Once you’ve placed all the items in the POS shopping cart, you’re ready to accept payment. Try out a cash payment in the demo mode!

Receiving a cash payment:

  1. Tap in the amount you received from the customer.

  2. Tap on Payment received.
    → The order is created and you see how much change you should give.
    → A receipt is printed. The demo mode simulates printing.

  3. Tap on New order to start the next checkout procedure.

Procedure for mobile phone users

Tap on the green arrow () in the POS shopping cart to access the payment functions.

Card payments

Do you accept credit and debit cards? In the full version, you can directly link your card terminals to plentymarkets. Unfortunately, this is not possible in the demo version, but you can still get a feel for card payments by simulating the process with a disconnected card terminal.

Accepting card payments:

  1. Tap on POS terminal.

  2. Complete the transaction on your POS terminal.

  3. Tap on Payment received/Complete payment.
    → The order is created.
    → A receipt is printed. The demo mode simulates printing.

  4. Tap on New order to start the next checkout procedure.

Procedure for mobile phone users

Tap on the green arrow () in the POS shopping cart to access the payment functions.

Partial payment or mixed payment

Does your customer want to pay half the amount with cash and the other half with a card? No problem! Try accepting partial payments or mixed payments in the demo mode.

Accepting multiple payments with different payment methods:

  1. Tap in the amount you received with the first payment method, e.g. cash.

  2. Tap on Payment received.
    → The remaining amount will automatically be updated.

  3. Tap in the amount you received with the second payment method, e.g. debit card.

  4. Tap on POS terminal.

  5. Complete the transaction on your POS terminal.

  6. Tap on Payment received/Complete payment.
    → The remaining amount will automatically be updated.

  7. Repeat these steps until the entire amount has been paid.
    → The order is created.
    → A receipt is printed. The demo mode simulates printing.

  8. Tap on New order to start the next checkout procedure.

Procedure for mobile phone users

Tap on the green arrow () in the POS shopping cart to access the payment functions.

Viewing or undoing partial payments

Tap on the blue Received bar to see the partial payments you’ve already received. Then tap on the delete icon () to undo a partial payment. The remaining amount will automatically be updated.

4.3. Gift cards

Selling gift cards

Pre-paid gift cards are a popular gift idea. With plentymarkets POS, you can sell gift cards and accept them as a payment method. Try it out with an example gift card!

Just like any other item, you can add gift cards to the POS shopping cart by scanning the barcode, by choosing it from the list of favourites or by manually entering its item number.

The demo mode includes a fictional gift card that you can try out. Download the PDF file and scan the barcode for the example gift card. Alternatively, manually add the “gift card” item (ID 1076) to the shopping cart.

Then activate the gift card by generating a new code or by using an existing code. The gift card code will then be printed on the POS receipt.

Accepting gift cards as a payment method

Customers can pay for their items with gift cards. Once you’ve entered all of the items that the customer wants to buy, your customer can use a gift card to pay for the items in part or in full.

We’ve created four fictional gift cards, which you can try out in the demo mode. Each gift card is for a different amount of money and has a different code.

Accepting a gift card as a payment method:

  1. Download the PDF file containing demo gift cards.

  2. Open the PDF file and look for gift cards of the type “multi-purpose”.

  3. Scan the barcode on the gift card.
    → The total to be paid is updated dynamically.

  4. If the gift card doesn’t cover the entire amount, then accept payment for the remaining amount.
    → The order is created.
    → A receipt is printed. The demo mode simulates printing.

Procedure for mobile phone users

Tap on the green arrow () in the POS shopping cart to access the payment functions.

Manually entering the gift card code

You can enter the gift card code manually instead of scanning the barcode. Tap on the gift symbol () and manually enter the gift card code into the field.

4.4. Granting discounts

Lowering the price of a specific item

Did you and your customer agree on a special price? For example, maybe an item was damaged and you agreed to sell it for half price.

Tap on an item and change its data directly while ringing up the customer. The changes only apply to this order. They do not modify the item data record in the plentymarkets ERP system.

Lowering the price of the entire order

Do you give your customers incentives to buy a little more? For example, do customers get a 5% discount if the spend 50 euros or more? Or do customers get 5 euros off a specific brand? plentymarkets POS makes it easy to grant discounts on the entire order.

Granting a discount on the entire order:

  1. Tap on the gift symbol () within the POS shopping cart.
    → The discount screen will be displayed.

  2. Enter a number into the Discount field, e.g. 5.

  3. Tap on Percentage or Fixed, to specify whether the 5 refers to a percentage or a fixed monetary amount, e.g. 5% or 5 euros.
    → The total to be paid is updated dynamically.

Accepting promotional coupons

Promotional coupons are a good way to attract customers to your store. Give customers an incentive to come in by granting them discounts such as:

  • 20% off of selected products

  • Buy two, get one free

  • 50 cents off

Once you’ve entered all of the items as usual, you can subtract the coupon value from the amount owed.

We’ve created two fictional promotional coupons, which you can try out in the demo mode. Each promotional coupon is for a different percent discount and has a different code.

Subtracting promotional coupons from the amount owed:

  1. Download the PDF file containing demo promotional coupons.

  2. Open the PDF file and look for gift cards of the type “special offer”.

  3. Scan the barcode on the promotional coupon.
    → The total to be paid is updated dynamically.

  4. Accept payment for the remaining amount.
    → The order is created.
    → A receipt is printed. The demo mode simulates printing.

Procedure for mobile phone users

Tap on the green arrow () in the POS shopping cart to access the payment functions.

Manually entering the gift card code

You can enter the gift card code manually instead of scanning the barcode. Tap on the gift symbol () and manually enter the gift card code into the field.

4.5. Cancellations and returns

Cancelling an order directly after the purchase

Your customer just bought an item. But uh-oh, now he’s noticed it’s the wrong one. Now he wants to cancel the transaction.

Cancelling an order directly after purchase:

  1. From the end screen, tap on Cancel order.

  2. Tap on Yes.

  3. Was the original order paid for with a credit or debit card? Decide whether the customer should be refunded in cash () or via the terminal ().
    → The order is cancelled.

  4. Refund the customer directly or process the refund via the POS terminal.

Cancelling an order the same day it was purchased

Your customer bought an item in the morning and then later that afternoon noticed it was the wrong one. Can he still cancel the transaction?

plentymarkets POS allows you to cancel orders that were created since the last Z report.

Cancelling an order:

  1. From the start screen, tap on Cancel order.
    → A list of all orders created for this POS since the last Z report is displayed.

  2. Tap on the trash can () next to the order.

  3. Tap on Yes.

  4. Was the original order paid for with a credit or debit card? Decide whether the customer should be refunded in cash () or via the terminal ().
    → The order is cancelled.

  5. Refund the customer directly or process the refund via the POS terminal.

Your customer wants to return items

Imagine your customer bought each of his three nephews a new Christmas jumper. But children grow like weeds and two of the kids didn’t fit into their jumpers on Christmas morning. Now in January, your customer wants to return two of the three jumpers.

Since the order was created before the last Z report, it can no longer be cancelled. The order needs to be returned instead.

Did your customer bring the receipt?

If your customer brought the receipt with him, then you can find the original order, e.g. by looking at the receipt number. In this case, you can directly link the return to the original order.

Of course, even if you can’t link the return to the original order, it will still be possible to accept the return. You’ll just have to proceed a little differently. Both procedures are described below.

Do you use a scanner?

The procedure differs a little depending on whether you use a scanner or enter the data manually. Both procedures are described below.

Receipt + Scanner Receipt + Enter data manually
  1. From the start screen, tap on Return.

  2. Mobile phone users: Tap on the file ().

  3. Tap on Search order.

  4. Scan the barcode on the receipt.
    → The order data is displayed.

  5. Scan the barcode of the items that the customer wants to return.
    → The scanned item is added to the return with a quantity of 1. As such, every item to be returned must be scanned individually.

  6. Mobile phone users: Tap on the green arrow ().
    → A summary of the return is displayed.

  7. Tap on Complete and pay out cash or on Complete and create gift card.

  8. Refund the customer in cash or with a gift card.

  1. From the start screen, tap on Return.

  2. Mobile phone users: Tap on the file ().

  3. Tap on Search order.

  4. Enter a search criterion.
    → The order data is displayed and all of the items are pre-selected.

  5. Tap on the trash can () next to all of the items that should not be returned.

  6. Mobile phone users: Tap on the green arrow ().
    → A summary of the return is displayed.

  7. Tap on Complete and pay out cash or on Complete and create gift card.

  8. Refund the customer in cash or with a gift card.

No receipt + Scanner No receipt + Enter data manually
  1. From the start screen, tap on Return.

  2. Scan the barcode of the items that the customer wants to return.
    → The scanned item is added to the return with a quantity of 1. As such, every item to be returned must be scanned individually.

  3. Mobile phone users: Tap on the green arrow ().
    → A summary of the return is displayed.

  4. Tap on Complete and pay out cash or on Complete and create gift card.

  5. Refund the customer in cash or with a gift card.

  1. From the start screen, tap on Return.

  2. Tap on the magnifying glass ().
    → The item search opens.

  3. Enter a search criterion.

  4. Tap on () Search.
    → A list of items matching the search criteria is displayed.

  5. Select an item () to add it to the return.
    → The Enter quantity window is displayed.

  6. Enter the quantity for the item that you want to add to the return.
    → The item is added to the return.

  7. Mobile phone users: Tap on the green arrow ().
    → A summary of the return is displayed.

  8. Tap on Complete and pay out cash or on Complete and create gift card.

  9. Refund the customer in cash or with a gift card.

4.6. Reports

Documenting the cash on hand

You can check how much cash is in the register at any given time. This is done by creating a so-called “till count” report. The banknotes and coins are physically counted and the result is documented.

Saving a till count result:

  1. From the start screen, tap on Till count.
    → The lowest coin denomination is preselected.

  2. Use the numpad to enter the number of coins you counted for this denomination.

  3. Tap on the return arrow () to jump to the next denomination. Repeat this process until you have entered the quantity of all coins and notes.

  4. Tap on Save till count.
    → A till count report will be created. In the full version, the result is saved in your plentymarkets ERP system. The demo mode simulates the result.

  5. If the actual cash on hand differs from the expected cash on hand, then you may want to book the difference.

Mobile phone vs. tablet view

If you use a mobile phone, then you can swipe left or right to switch from one denomination to the next.
If you use a tablet, then you can directly tap on a denomination on the left.

What if I don’t want to count each coin and banknote individually?

If you use a mobile phone and you don’t want to enter each denomination individually, then tap on Skip denominations and enter the total amount.
If you use a tablet and you don’t want to enter each denomination individually, then tap on the field Overwrite and enter the total amount.

Documenting daily revenue

At the end of the day, it’s customary to document how much revenue was generated in the last 24 hours. This is done by creating a so-called “Z report”.

Strictly speaking, a Z report documents the revenue accrued since the last Z report. In some countries, sellers are required to save these reports for fiscal purposes.

Creating a Z report:

  1. From the start screen, tap on Z report.

  2. Count the actual cash on hand and enter this amount.

  3. Tap on Create z report.
    → The Z report is created. In the full version, the report is given a consecutive number and it is saved in your plentymarkets ERP system. The demo mode simulates the report.
    → The daily revenue is reset to 0.

4.7. Additional functions

Pausing transactions

Imagine you’re in the middle of a transaction and your customer says he’s forgotten something. But the next customer is already waiting in line. Don’t worry! You can simply “park” the first customer’s transaction. Then you can ring up the second customer in the meantime.

Parking an order:

  1. Tap on the vertical ellipsis () at the top right of the POS shopping cart.
    → Additional options are displayed.

  2. Tap on Park receipt.
    → The Park receipt window is displayed.

  3. Tap on Yes.
    → The order is saved and a new transaction can be started.

Retrieving a parked order

Tap on the vertical ellipsis again () and then tap on Load receipt. You’ll see an overview of all the parked orders. Tap on an order to load it and continue the transaction.

Modifying the item data in special cases

Did you accidentally enter the wrong item quantity? Or is one of the items damaged and you agreed on special price with your customer?

Tap on an item and change its data directly while ringing up the customer. The changes only apply to this order. They do not modify the item data record in the plentymarkets ERP system.

Depositing or withdrawing cash from the register

Is your cashier starting to run out of change? Then you’ll need to put more coins in the till drawer and of course, document the procedure correctly.

Booking a cash deposit or withdrawal:

  1. From the start screen, tap on Deposits and withdrawals.

  2. Select a reason from the drop-down list.

  3. Enter text into the field Additional information and thus define the event as precisely as possible.

  4. Enter the amount with the number pad.

  5. Depending on the situation, tap on Deposit or Withdrawal.
    → The cash drawer will open and a receipt will be printed. The demo mode simulates printing.

Save your own reasons and accounts in the full version

Revenue needs to be booked separately if it flows into or out of your cash register for any reason other than sales. Sales are booked on so-called revenue accounts whereas events like deposits and withdrawals are saved on booking accounts, along with their appropriate reasons.

The demo version includes several example reasons. But you can save your own reasons and booking accounts in the full version. This allows you to differentiate between events that affect your revenue and events that don’t.

Miscellaneous items with dummy data records

Do you have a bargain bin in your store? Miscellaneous items, seasonal items, remnants - these sorts of items usually aren’t worth the time it takes to enter data into plentymarkets. However, you can still sell them with the help of dummy data records. Try it out in the demo version!

Just like any other item, you can enter dummy items by scanning the barcode, by choosing it from the list of favourites or by manually entering its item number. Then enter the price at which this item should be sold.

Scan the example dummy item or add the “dummy” item (ID 1080) to the shopping cart.

Selling to regular customers

Do you treat some customers like VIPs? With plentymarkets POS, you can load a specific customer data record and then allow this customer to buy items at a reduced price.

Selecting a regular customer:

  1. Tap on the address card () within the POS shopping cart.
    → The current customer data record is displayed.

  2. Tap on the magnifying glass ().
    → The customer search opens.

  3. Enter a search criterion.

  4. Tap on Search.
    → You’ll see all the customer data records that were found.

  5. Tap on a data record to select it.

  6. Tap on Use address to use this customer data record for the current transaction.

  7. Decide whether you want to update the prices for this customer.

Selling items online and having customers pick them up (click & collect)

Do you have an online store and a brick and mortar store? If so, then you can allow customers to buy items online and pick them up personally in your local store.

Furthermore, customers can decide if they would rather pay for their items while ordering online or when they come to pick up their items in person.

Completing online orders at the POS:

  1. Tap on the vertical ellipsis () at the top right of the POS shopping cart.
    → Additional options are displayed.

  2. Tap on Load order.
    → The order search opens.

  3. Did your customer bring a receipt? If yes, scan the barcode. Otherwise enter a search criterion and tap on Search.
    → The order details are loaded into the POS.

  4. If the items were not paid for in advance, then accept payment as usual.

  5. Hand over the items.

  6. Tap on Book outgoing items.
    → The items are booked out of the warehouse.

Try it with paid and unpaid orders!

The demo mode includes three fictions orders that are included in the PDF file. Search for these orders and try out different click and collect scenarios:

  • Order ID 1 was partially paid

  • Order ID 2 was fully paid

  • Order ID 3 was not paid

Switching to a different user account

Will your employees share devices? Constantly logging in and out can quickly waste a lot of time. Instead of having users log out, it will be faster if they use a PIN to switch from one account to another.

Try it out in the demo mode! We’ve created three fictional cashiers who you can work with. Each cashier has their own app PIN.

Switching to a different user account:

  1. Download the PDF file containing cashier app PINs.

  2. Open the PDF file to see the app PINs it contains.

  3. From the app’s start screen, tap on the user icon () in the top right corner.
    → You will see a list of people who have an app PIN.

  4. Tap on the desired user account.

  5. Enter the app PIN for the user.
    → The user account is switched.

5. Switch to the full version

Have we sparked your interest? Then get the full version today!

Do you have further questions about plentymarkets POS or about our rates? We’re happy to assist you! Contact our sales team any time.

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