Adding a New Product

Updated 4 months ago by Kory Lamme

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

  1. From anywhere in SuperSalon, enter the Manager menu.
  1. In the Manager menu, click or tap on the "Products" submenu, alphabetically listed on the left.
  1. Click or tap on the "New Product" button.
  1. Enter any unique numeric code as the "Product Code". Alphanumeric product codes can be used, however numeric ones are more highly recommended.
  1. The product description should show the name of the product, and perhaps the size. Enter this into the "Description" text field.
  1. Optionally, a unique "Vendor Code" can be entered into the next text field.
  1. With the given drop-down, select the correct "Vendor" for the product.
  1. The next drop-down allows users to designate the correct "Brand" for the product.
  1. The correct product "Category" is to be set in the next drop-down menu.
  1. If set to "Yes" on the "Pay Commission" drop-down, this product will allow staff members to receive sales commission on each client purchase.
  1. The "# of Allowed Discounts" option allows users to limit the number of discounts that may be used on this product in a single transaction.
  1. 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.
  1. The "# Points to redeem" text field should contain the numeric value of accumulated points required for the client to receive their discount.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. The "Retail $" text field should contain the dollar value of the product's price, as paid by salon customers.
  1. Determine whether or not the item will have a variable price by selecting yes or no in the "Variable Priced" drop-down menu.
  1. If employee points are accrued by the sale of this item, enter the numeric value of the points in the "Employee Points" text field.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. In the "Max Level" text field, enter the numeric amount of this product that should reflect maximum acceptable in stock numbers.
  1. Use the "Min Days Cover" and "Max Days Cover" text fields to establish the minimum and maximum days on hand to cover between orders.
  1. The yes or no option in the "Taxable" drop-down menu determines whether or not the item will incur sales tax.
  1. 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.
  1. Any additional taxes can be applied to the sale of this product using the selections found in the "Additional Tax" button.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Review all entries in text fields for accuracy, and make corrections as needed.
  1. Click or tap on the "Save Product" button to save the item into SuperSalon.


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