Sitting on the shop counter, the stylish, touch-screen based, front-of-house system is the main point of sales centre for customer-facing operations. Here, all types of sales can be processed including trade and retail; account or cash-on-delivery, as required. User-specified hot-pages allow for the easy sale of an infinite number of non-barcode items. Temporary stock code creation at the point of sale allows for scan-now-update-later functions; with this function, a product can be put on sale immediately, even when there is no time for a stock code to be created in the back office system.
All EPOS functions are supported by a fully-featured stock control system, catering for a wide variety of multiple pack-size and price break options which allow items to be sold by units, length, volume and area. Unique barcode generation can be done automatically (on a next-available-number basis) or manually (utilising manufacturer specified codes). A variety of special offers are possible, including link-save, multi-save and group discount options.
Comprehensive stock search options are available in both the back-office and at the point of sale, with multi-level product type structuring allowing stock to be indexed by code, description, brand, price, supplier or manufacturer code, main and sub-category.
Non-destructive close down facilities allow for trial balance output at any time of the month; giving an accurate, up-to-the-minute snapshot of your business any time you want it.
Fully integrated purchase ledger functions allow for supplier invoice entry, aged invoice analysis, payment allocation facilities and purchase order daybooks with full VAT breakdowns.
Fully integrated purchase ledger for Invoice entry, Aged creditor analysis, Allocating payments, Purchase and daybooks etc...
Powerful yet easy-to-use customer accounts cater for loyalty schemes, special discount rates, credit control (including aged debt analysis), sales daybooks and a fully integrated sales ledger for invoice processing and management (featuring invoice reprinting facilities and instant invoice despatch via email); customer statements and auto-allocation of payments are also included.
Products can be viewed at all levels; from overall category view, giving a broad perspective across product types; to individual item focus - right down to a per-transaction basis. With the built-in report generator, detailed information regarding customer trends is accessible instantly; most productive times of the year, days of the week and even most productive times of day can be assessed in order to maximise productivity and effectively plan for times of high and low custom.
Merlin eCommerce makes it easy for retailers to grow online and stand out in a crowded online marketplace by offering Merlin EPOS retailers the choice of a powerful eCommerce solution with two options that integrate seamlessly with your existing Merlin EPOS system: Merlin Custom design and Merlin Professional template solution.
Merlin eCommerce is a connector that uploads your products and images to the online store of your choice and downloads your orders back into Merlin back office, offering a solution that is fully integrated with your invoicing and fulfillment workflows.
Retailers all have unique needs, and Merlin eCommerce offers two eCommerce solutions to choose from. Professional changable templates and custom created designs to suit your needs. Using the Open Source Virtuemart, an industry-leading, scalable, feature-rich solution that features a large community of users and is highly customizable with over 3500 add-on's. Merlin eCommerce gives you the power to choose how your store will grow online.