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The point-of sale system only needs to be set once, unless your requirements change. For example, you may wish to change the Point-of-Sale Messages, change the maximum amount in the till, the float amount or select a different printer if you have installed another printer, etc.

 If the Point-of-Sales Setup is not done, TurboCASH will display error messages. When these error messages are confirmed, the Point-of-Sale Setup will automatically be launched. You first need to do the basic settings before you may proceed with the Point-of-Sales Invoices.

To Set the Point-of-Sales up:
Click on the Setup - System Parameters - Point-of-Sales menu option or press the and and and keys on your keyboard. The POS Setup screen will be displayed.


Title bar. Close button - Click to close or exit this screen. Click to set the default batches, accounts, cash in till Invoice numbers and messages. Click to set Float Limits and to allow Invoice Editing. Click to set Drawers, Pol Display and Barcode Scanners and Parallel or Serial Port Settings and to Test the devices. Click to save the changes. Click to cancel and close or exit this screen. Click to select up to 2 Printers, Paper Type and Test the Printers. Select the Sales Journal. Select the POS Batch. It is recommended that the Receipts Journal for a Bank account should not be used. Enter a description for the payment entry. Select the Cash Customer Account on the Debtors search facility. Select the Cash Transfer Account on the Accounts search facility. Select the Till Account on the Accounts search facility. Enter an amount for the Maximum Cash allowed in the Till. Specify the starting Invoice number. It is recommended that POS Invoice numbers be prefixed, if you process other documents. Select to print the message on this screen on POS Invoices. Enter a message, if Use POS Message is selected. Select to print Customer or Debtor details on POS Invoices. Select to print Delivery Addresses on POS Invoices, if any. Select to print Payment Details on POS Invoices. Select to print the Standard Invoice message on POS Invoices. The Message is entered in the Invoice Setup screen.
The Setup consists of the following 4 screens or tabs for which you need to enter and / or select the basic options:

Option button Description
1. Settings Select the default batches, and accounts and specify the maximum cash amount in the till. You may also set the Point-of-Sale Invoice number, messages and which information should be printed on the POS Invoice.
2. Entry Select to use Cash Float, enter the float limit. You may also select to edit the selling prices or use serial number tracking.
3. Peripherals Select if you have a cash drawer connected to your system. You also need to select whether the devices are attached to a serial or parallel port and specify the port number on your system. You may select to open the cash drawer for cheques, credit cards or vouchers or to leave the drawer closed when payment on these payment methods are received and test the cash drawer.

If you use a pol display device, you may also select to select whether the devices are attached to a serial or parallel port and specify the port number on your system and test the pol display.

Select if you have a barcode scanner connected to your system.
4. Printer You may select up to 2 printers, select the paper type for the printers and test the printers.

Once each of these settings is finalised, click on the button to save your changes and to exit or close this screen.