Sales transactions can be simple or they can be complex. Let us consider several scenarios, and then explain how you should use the sales transaction in each case.

Scenario 1. New customer purchases several items.

An anonymous customer brings you several items from your store that they would like to purchase. Each item is marked with a UPC code or a barcode label that you have printed previously. The customer wants to pay with cash or check.
  1. In the LinkEdge Browser App, switch to the Sell tab.
  2. For each of the items: use your bar code scanner to read the code. (Each item will be automatically added to the sales transaction as they are read.)
  3. If the customer gives you cash, press the Cash button and enter the amount that they pay.
  4. The LinkEdge Browser App will report the amount of change due, and ask if you want to finish the transaction. Choose "Yes."

You are done. At this point, the program automatically:

Notice that this sales transaction has been Finished. It can not be modified any further. If you later wish to refund one or more items, you can create a new Refund Transaction that references this sale.

Variation 1: The customer would like to pay by credit card.

Follow the same steps above, except #3 where you accept payment. Instead, simply swipe the credit card through the reader. (Assuming that you are charging the full amount, it is not necessary to press the Credit Card button on the screen.) The LinkEdge Retail Browser will submit the customer's card information to your credit card service provider. As the service provider returns a response, you will be notified automatically. Typically, this is "Card was approved" or "Authorization Declined."

Variation 2: You would like to keep a record of this particular customer.

At any time before the sales transaction is finished, you may specify information about the customer. To do this:
  • Press the "Customer: (none)" button.
  • A list of all of the existing customers pops up. Select an existing customer, or
  • Press "Add" to create a new customer entry.

Sell window (continued)