Setting up your Catalog allows you to create the products you sell and organize them all in one place. In the Catalog app you can group by category, making your products easy to access and add extras like fees, taxes, and discounts.
In this article, we'll cover the following topics. Feel free to read through it all, or skip ahead to a different section using the links below:
- Create a Catalog
- Organize your Products in Categories
- Applying Fees, Discounts, and Taxes
- Create Products
- Add Modifiers
- Assign Catalog
While creating your Catalog requires a bit of time to set up, the time you and your employees save will help you take full advantage of your smart terminal’s potential.
Start by naming your Catalog.
Some merchants use just one Catalog to store all of the items they sell. Others, especially restaurants, may have different several Catalogs for different ordering stations such as “Bakery” or “Grill”.
Whatever you have selected as your prominent Catalog will be the active Catalog in the Register App.
Group your products by category for quick reference when assisting customers and helpful reporting. Some common categories include Sandwiches, Cookies, etc.
Fees, discounts, and taxes can be added to a Catalog for quick access when building an order on the Register App. These can be applied to a specific product (item-level) or to the entire order. These may be configured into a fixed amount or a percentage.
Products on the terminal are intended to reflect the items you sell in your store. You can simply add a name and price and your product is all set to go.
Additionally, you can add SKUs for inventory management, edit the hot key color, and add modifiers.
Modifiers are options that add another level of specifications to a product. For example, under the product “coffee” there could be the modifier “size”. Pricing for specific modifiers can be added as well.
To use a Catalog as a default for Register app you must assign the Catalog to your terminal.
On Merchant HQ: You can do this at Poynt.net/catalogs by selecting the terminal icon labeled Assign.
On Smart Terminal: In the Catalog app, tap Switch and select the Catalog that you'd like displayed. Then, once displayed, the icon "Assign" will be next to the Switch button. Tap Assign.