Benefits can be free products or services, discounts on a specific item or the entire purchase, or any other promotions the business creates. At the POS, members can receive benefits when they perform any of these actions:
- Redeem gifts
- Redeem punch cards
- Punch prepaid cards
- Use club deals
Benefits can be defined by us using discount types, or they can be defined by the POS using item codes or deal codes.
You can define the benefit directly in the Como Hub, instead of in the POS. This benefit provides a discount on the entire purchase (not only specific items) and the discount can either be a fixed amount or a percentage.
- Fixed Amount: For Discount Params Sum, enter the amount you'd like to discount off the purchase (such as $5).
- Percent: For Discount Percent, enter the percentage such as 5 for 5%. You can also limit the amount of the discount in Discount Percent Limit Amount. For example, if the discount percent is 10% and the limit is $20, a member who purchases items totaling $300 will receive a discount of $20 instead of $30.
When item codes are used to represent a benefit, they can only be used to give a specific item (product or service) for free or at a discounted price.
For Gift Item Codes (in POS), enter the item codes for the benefits you'd like to give your member. For example, enter the item code for free coffee.
Note: You can add multiple item codes. For example, the business can offer more than one benefit, or if the business uses more than one POS company, each POS company will have a different item code for the same benefit.
Deal codes activate the POS's promotion system and can represent benefits that are more sophistocated. For example, 5% off lighting or get a free tie with the purchase of any shirt.
For Gift Deal Codes (in POS), enter the deal codes for the benefits you'd like to give your member.
Note: You can add multiple deal codes (for different benefits, or for different POS companies a business uses).
Related items are the products or services that members need to buy to make them eligible for the benefit. The POS checks that a related item is in a member's "shopping cart" before providing the benefit. For example:
- For a free tie with the purchase of a shirt, related items include shirts.
- For 10% off soft drinks, the related items are soft drinks.
For each benefit you added to the Gift Item Codes, you can specify the related items using related item codes.
For each benefit you added to the Gift Deal Codes, you can specify the related items using related item codes.