Time-based prices

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Time-based prices


» Available only in Dotypos FULL and higher. «

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 do I set prices that are temporarily different?


In Remote Control go to the PRICES tab 01 and click the blue button +ADD in the top right corner 02.




In the TIME-BASED PRICES tab 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 preferences (price event).

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Enter the Event name, from the Cash Register pop-up menu 03 choose the cash register where this event will be active and in the section 04 set the event duration. To set the beginning and end dates, set the switches to ON. Finally, adjust the product price and save the price event with button Save 05 to save the price event.

Whenever you set Beginning date the product price will be automatically adjusted on the selected cash register. When the day set in the field Ending date arrives, the product price will be automatically returned to its original value.


Obviously, the ON/OFF switches let you only set one active date. So the rule will be active only from or until the selected date. However, entering the same date in the fields Beginning date and Ending date will not change the price, 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 just for 09/02/16 and you use just the Ending date, set it for 09/03/16.


How do I modify or delete the created rule?

The menu item PRICES shows all of the rules that have been created concerning price changes. You can adjust the selected rule with the EDIT 01 button. Use the button 02 to delete the rule.