Returnable containers

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Returnable containers

Dotypos easily allows a product sold in a returnable container to be added. The returnable container will be automatically listed on the receipt and included in the total amount. To mark the returnable container automatically with the product, pair the product with this container and set up the ingredients.

Returnable containers are a common product in Dotypos, so you can set up a different price and a different VAT rate for them. For example, when bottled beer is purchased, the customer will be automatically charged a CZK 3 deposit for the returnable container.

The whole process consists of three steps:

1.Creating the product and the related returnable container

2.Setting up product ingredients, where the ingredient will be the returnable container

3.Pairing the product and the returnable container to be sold together

4.Marking a product with a returnable container

Creating the product and the returnable container


In Item management, create the product Beer 10 bottled 0.5 l (e.g. in the category Drinks). If you do not know how to create the category and the product, read how to create a category and how to create a product.




Then create the product Beer bottle (e.g. in the category Returnable containers).



Setting up the ingredients

For an explanation of what an ingredient means and how to set it up, please see the chapter Warehouse ingredients.


Click on the product Beer 10 bottled 0.5 l that you have just created. Choose the Ingredients in the left menu 01, then add the product for the ingredients (beer bottle) by clicking on the blue wheel with the sign + 02.




In the following dialog window, select Beer bottle, which you also created in advance.




Choose the number of pieces of ingredients 01 and do not forget to SAVE the settings. 02.



Setting them up to be sold together

Click on the product Beer bottle which you created in the preceding step. In the left menu, keep General and in Warehouse check Sale together. This guarantees that when Beer 10 bottled 0.5l is charged, so will Beer bottle. Do not forget to SAVE the settings.



Marking a product with a returnable container

Now, when in product mark up by selecting the product Beer 10 bottled 0.5l 01the beer bottle will be added automatically to it 02.




Detailed information about the sale of returnable containers, including any instructions about how to record the returned containers, can be found in this article in the knowledge database. You can also create a product with returnable container in Dotypos Cloud.