Adding a New Product
Entering a new product into SuperSalon involves going into the Products submenu, and creating a new profile for it. Much of the information to be entered into a product profile is optional, but this example will show all configuration details being used. The following instructions are universal for all versions of the SuperSalon POS.
Entering a New Product
Step One: From anywhere in SuperSalon, enter the Manager menu.
Step Two: In the Manager menu, click or tap on the “Products” submenu, alphabetically listed on the left.
Step Three: Click or tap on the “New Product” button.
Step Four: Enter any unique numeric code as the “Product Code”. Alphanumeric product codes can be used, however numeric ones are more highly recommended.
Step Five: The product description should show the name of the product, and perhaps the size. Enter this into the “Description” text field.
Step Six: Optionally, a unique “Vendor Code” can be entered into the next text field.
Step Seven: With the given drop-down, select the correct “Vendor” for the product.
Step Eight: The next drop-down allows users to designate the correct “Brand” for the product.
Step Nine: The correct product “Category” is to be set in the next drop-down menu.
Step Ten: If set to “Yes” on the “Pay Commission” drop-down, this product will allow staff members to receive sales commission on each client purchase.
Step Eleven: The “# of Allowed Discounts” option allows users to limit the number of discounts that may be used on this product in a single transaction.
Step Twelve: The next three options only apply to locations who utilize a customer points system. The first text field, “# Points to credit” should contain the numeric value of the points gained when clients purchase this product.
Step Thirteen: The “# Points to redeem” text field should contain the numeric value of accumulated points required for the client to receive their discount.
Step Fourteen: The “Discount to use when redeeming product” drop-down menu is where users when a client redeems their customer points. Generally, this is a free service.
Step Fifteen: In the “Cost $” text field, the numeric value of the wholesale price of the product should be entered, as paid by the company. The next text field, labeled “Last Received Cost $” will automatically populate the most recent price paid for the item.
Step Sixteen: The “Retail $” text field should contain the dollar value of the product’s price, as paid by salon customers.
Step Seventeen: Determine whether or not the item will have a variable price by selecting yes or no in the “Variable Priced” drop-down menu.
Step Eighteen: If employee points are accrued by the sale of this item, enter the numeric value of the points in the “Employee Points” text field.
Step Nineteen: Select whether or not this item will be tracked in SuperSalon’s inventory by selecting yes or no in the “Track Inventory” drop-down menu.
Step Twenty: Use the “Min Qty” text field to enter the minimum acceptable amount of this item to be placed on the shelves. When in stock numbers drop below this quantity, the product will automatically be added to product orders.
Step Twenty One: In the “Max Level” text field, enter the numeric amount of this product that should reflect maximum acceptable in stock numbers.
Step Twenty Two: Use the “Min Days Cover” and “Max Days Cover” text fields to establish the minimum and maximum days on hand to cover between orders.
Step Twenty Three: The yes or no option in the “Taxable” drop-down menu determines whether or not the item will incur sales tax.
Step Twenty Four: Set one of the five options in the “Type” drop-down menu to determine how SuperSalon tracks the item. The current types for SuperSalon 5.8 are: Retail, Color, Promotional, Back Bar, Tanning.
Step Twenty Five: Any additional taxes can be applied to the sale of this product using the selections found in the “Additional Tax” button.
Step Twenty Six: The “Additional Tax Behavior” button can be used to determine whether the tax will be added, or used as a replacement in the context of the sale.
Step Twenty Seven: Use the “Scanner Code/UPC” text field to enter the UPC code for the product, to be used with a barcode scanner. If a product is in transition, the temporary UPC can be entered into the “Transitional Scanner Code/UPC” text field as well.
Step Twenty Eight: Select the discounts that will be applicable to the sale of this product by clicking or tapping on them in the given list. “All” and “None” are also options, and multiple discounts can be selected by holding down the CTRL button as they are clicked or tapped.
Step Twenty Nine: Review all entries in text fields for accuracy, and make corrections as needed.
Step Thirty: Click or tap on the “Save Product” button to save the item into SuperSalon.