Time-based prices

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Time-based prices

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Time-based prices allow prices temporarily different from the standard product price to be set. The different price will be valid for the period of time set between two dates. If you need to set a different price for specific days of the week or for a specified time, use Happy Hours.

Example of how to use time-based prices:

In March you are organizing an event to sell a specific product at a discount. However, starting in April the product will be sold again at the regular price.


How to set prices that are temporarily different


In Dotypos Cloud, go to the item Prices 01 and in the top right corner click on the blue button + Add 02. Use the button 03 to export the generated rules into a .csv file and import them later.




In the item Time-based prices 01 choose the product the price of which you want to temporarily adjust and add it to the right side 02 with the button. Now you can adjust rule properties (price event).




Enter Title form promotion,  from the pop-up menu Device choose the cash register where this event will be active. In the section 03 set the event duration. To set the beginning and end dates, set the switches to ON. Finally, adjust the product price or enter the percentage price change and use the button Save 04 to save the price event.

Use the button 05 to import the rules exported in advance, see the preceding step.


In the preset Date from, the product price will be automatically adjusted at the selected cash register. After the preset date in the field Date to, the product price will automatically return to its original value.


You can use the switches ON/OFF to set only one active date. So the rule will be active only from or until the selected date. However, if you fill out the fields Date from and Date to with the same date, the price will not change, because Dotypos calculates the price from midnight of the start date till midnight of the end date, which in this case would be the same time on the same day.

For a discount to be valid only one day, you can either enable just one field or set a two-day interval (e.g. 09/02/16-09/03/16). Similarly, if you set the Ending date to just be the current day, the price will not change because the system considers the rule to have been followed until midnight of that day and not for the remainder of the day after midnight. So, if you want to change the price for the date 09/02/16 and you are using only the End date, you have to set it to 09/03/16.


How to change the crested rules?

The Prices tab displays all created rules for changing prices. Use the Detail button 01 to edit the selected rule. Click to 02 to delete the rule.