WooCommerce Point of Sale System provides store owners to have the functionality, where they can easily manage their online stores along with the physical stores. The physical stores will have a POS front-end management system for which the admin can assign a store agent who can easily manage the sales and customers at that particular store.
The POS system can work both online and offline with the feature to synchronize all the sales and customer data of the offline store with the online store whenever going online. The module plays a vital role in increasing day-to-day sales by having a management system to manage online stores along with the physical stores.
Features of WooCommerce POS
- Admin can create multiple stores outlets for his/her online store.
- Admin can create agents for the outlets to manage sales and customers at their end.
- POS agents can add new customers from their panel.
- Offline mode for physical stores to work offline in case of poor connectivity.
- POS agent can synchronize the data with the online store whenever going online.
- Effective sales and inventory management system for the admin.
- Barcode readers can be used to add products to the cart.
- Hassle-free payment and checkout system.
- POS agent can apply a coupon to the cart.
- POS agent can select the currency for the store.
- POS agent can hold cart to process it after some time.
- POS agent can see sales history, hold sales, offline sales from their panel.
Note: The POS system will work with devices having 1280 screen resolution or above. Currently, we are working on to make the POS work with up to 768 screen resolution and above. For mobile devices – the user needs to develop the POS application for mobiles accordingly. For mobile application development, you can contact our mobile development team at email@example.com.
The user will get a zip file which he has to upload in the “Add New” menu option in the WordPress admin panel. For this login to WordPress Admin Panel and Under the Dashboard hover your mouse over the “Plugins” menu option which brings out a Sub-Menu and then select the “Add New” option.
After this, you will see an option on the top of your page that is “Upload Plugin”, click the option to upload the zip file.
After clicking on the “Upload Plugin” option, below that you will see a button “Choose File” click on the button to browse for the zip file as per the snapshot below.
After browsing the file, click the “Install Now” button to install the plugin as per the snapshot.
Now when the plugin is installed correctly, you will see the success message and an option to activate the plugin. Click on “Activate Plugin” to activate the installed plugin.
The admin can easily manage the back-end from his account, where he is provided with several options to manage the POS. The admin can add POS user, add POS outlets, assign a user to an outlet, manage POS products and orders accordingly.
The admin can visit the front-end of the POS system by navigating to WooCommerce POS > Visit POS.
Flush Rewrite Rules
The admin has to flush the permalink by navigating to Settings > Permalinks so that the links to the POS store works correctly.
Add / manage POS users
The admin can add/delete/manage POS users by navigating to POS > Woocommerce Point Of Sale.
Adding a POS User
The admin can click on the add new user option as shown on the above screen or can navigate to POS > Add Pos User.
* Note: Admin can only assign a single user to an outlet.
Editing a POS User
After clicking on the edit option, the admin will move to the edit user page as shown on the screen below.
The admin can navigate to POS > Outlets. Here the admin can add / delete / activate / deactivate an outlet.
Adding a new Outlet
The admin will add all the required details to create a POS outlet.
Editing a POS Outlet
After creating the POS outlet the admin will click on the edit option to update the details of the outlet and to assign products to the outlet accordingly.
Now, under the Manage Products tab, the admin will assign the products to the outlet by enabling the products for the outlet and then assign them the POS stock accordingly.
The admin can also Mass Assign a stock quantity to all the simple products of the POS outlet.
Master Stock Management
The admin can apply master stock to all the simple products at once by selecting all the products and then click on edit.
After editing the product, enter the master stock for the products in the master stock tab.
After adding the master stock to all the simple products, the admin will have to add the product stock for the store and for the POS accordingly.
The admin will add the POS stock to the product by selecting the outlet and then edit the outlet and then under manage products the admin will add the POS stock to a product accordingly.
The admin can also mass assign a stock quantity to all the POS products (simple products) under the Maas Assign tab.
Master Stock Management for Variable Products
The admin will provide the master stock to the variable product by adding the master stock to each variation of a variable product and also provide stock quantity to that variation for the store.
After providing the master stock to the variable product, the admin will add the POS stock to all the variations of a variable product. The admin will set the variation stock by clicking on the Set Variation Stock button.
After clicking on the Set Variation Stock button, the admin will see all the variations of that product and then POS stock quantity to each variation accordingly.
Here admin can view all the products associated with his store and can generate barcodes for the products to be used by the POS agent to add a product to the cart during the check-out process. The admin can navigate to POS > POS Products to generate barcodes for the products.
The admin will select the products for which you want to generate the barcodes and then select the option Generate Barcode from the drop-down and then click apply to generate barcodes.
The admin can also print barcode for a product in a required quantity by clicking on the Print Barcode button available on the product. The admin will add the quantity of the barcode to print.
Barcode generation for Variable Product
The admin can click on the barcode button to view the generated barcodes for all the variation of the variable product.
To generate the barcodes for the variable product, the admin needs to select the product and then select the generate barcode option and then click on the apply button to generate the barcode.
After that the admin can click on the barcode button to view the generated barcode for each variation and can also print the barcode for each variation accordingly.
The admin can navigate to POS > Pos Orders, where he can view all the orders in a list view and can view any order details by simply clicking on an order as shown in the image below.
Navigating to POS > POS Settings, admin can see the default settings for his POS and can set them accordingly.
Here admin can set the general settings for the POS like POS heading, brand name, no. of popular products, low stock warning, invoice logo.
Here the admin can add details of the default customer which will be added to the cart if the POS user hasn’t added any customer to the cart during the check-out process.
The default customer for the POS will automatically be added to the cart if the POS user hasn’t added any customer to the cart for the order.
Here the admin can set the width of the barcode to appear on the products accordingly.
Front-end Management – POS User
The POS user will enter his login details provided by the admin to access the front-end of the POS system.
POS Cash Drawer Amount
The POS agent, after logging in to the POS has to enter some cash drawer amount. A tab opens which asks the user to enter the “opening amount for the cash drawer”.
The user can also look for the products in their respective categories as shown in the screenshot below.By clicking on the icon, the POS user may view the category lists through which he selects a category, to choose the product from.
Under the “Cashier” tab, the POS agent manages the functionalities like “Close Counter”, “Today Cash”, “Sale History”.
On clicking the “Close Counter” tab, Drawer Amount Details, Counted Drawer Amount, Closing Drawer Detail options are available.
The Drawer Amount Details displays the opening amount which is $4321.00 here, today sales and the expected amount in Drawer, $4384.00.w.
Under the Counted Drawer Amount displays the cash amount and the remarks. The counted drawer amount is the cash amount which is collected for a particular day. The POS agent may add the remarks as well.
Closing Drawer Details displays the closing balance details for a particular day. The difference between opening and the closing amount may be viewed under Closing Drawer Details options.Under Cashier, another option “Today Cash” is available which displays the cash opening balance which is $4321 and the current cash balance as $63.00 (the expected cash in the drawer is $4384).
The “order id”, “time” and the “orders” placed is also visible to the POS agent under the Today Cash option.
The POS agent can view the sale history under the Sale History option. For a particular date, the cash sale and the card sale is listed under the Sale History. The total sale displays the total sales after adding up the cash and the card sale.
The POS user can manage the sales activity like adding products to the cart, adding customer details, hold the cart to process after some time, pay for the order from his panel. The POS user can see all these details in his panel.
Note: Pos user can search customers by their name or email as well.
After adding the customer details, the POS user will see a “customer added successfully”, pop-up message. Now the user can select the customer from the customer’s field to pay for the order and then process further to Hold the Cart to process it after some time or can click on the Pay button to pay for the order.
The image below displays the customer that was added. The tab named as “Sivaji” which is displayed in the cart.
Now at the time of payment, the customer has two options to pay for the order – cash payment and card payment. If the customer has chosen the cash method then he will provide some amount to pay for the order and the Pos user will refund him the remaining money as shown in the screenshot below.
Applying a Coupon
After the coupon is applied successfully, it is displayed in the cart, under the “coupon” option as shown in the image.
Discount may be applied to the cart item in two ways, percentage-wise and as Flat Discount. The image below displays the “Apply discount to sale” which appears on clicking the “Discount” option in the cart.
In the image below, on the “Apply discount to sale” tab, POS agent selects the “%” option, which tabulates the discount for cart products on the percentage basis.
Here, 20% discount is applied to the products. The “Grand Total” displays the discounted amount for the products.
In the image below, on the “Apply discount to sale” tab, POS agent selects the “$” option, which tabulates the discount for cart products as Flat rate Discount.
Here, $20 Flat rate discount is set for the products in the cart. The “Grand Total” displays the discounted amount for the products.
Hold a Cart
The user can put a cart “on hold” to process it after some time by simply clicking on the Hold Cart option in the panel.The image below displays the “Order Note” tab which opens after the POS user has puct the cart on Hold. The order note is entered and the cart is put on hold, which can be processed later.
After the outlet is online, the user can synchronize the offline sales with the online store and can see all those orders in the sale history after that.
The image displays the offline orders that are synchronized with the online POS store under the Order Tab> Sale History.
- POS user cannot add, edit, delete customer in offline mode.
- POS user cannot apply coupons in offline mode.
- POS user cannot synchronize orders in offline mode.
Here the user can see all the sales recorded in the system and can view any order history or can generate an invoice for the same. The user can navigate to POS > Order > Sale history to see the details.
The user can navigate to POS > Settings to edit settings for his account along with other settings to configure the POS.
Now in the other settings tab, the user can set the language and currency for the outlet. The image below displays the currency change in the product page of the POS. The currency has been changed to INR.
Under the “Settings” tab, Select Invoice Printer, the POS agent may choose the printer option for printing the Invoice. The option available under the Select Invoice Printer is- A3 printer, A4 Printer, A5 Printer and A6 Printer. That’s all for the Word Press WooCommerce POS. Still, have an issue feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better webkul.uvdesk.com
Current Product Version - 2.0.0
Supported Framework Version - WooCommerce 3.0.X, WooCommerce 3.1.X