No Need to Panic.
If you’re a shop that’s been doing business the old way, you’d be surprised on how fast you can get going with something as fancy as PayGo!
Sure, you have thousands of items all over your store that you have to get into PayGo! And you’re probably thinking to yourself, “OMG, what a ton of work. I just can’t do it.”
Here’s a little secret… you don’t have to! Moving to a POS system doesn’t have to be a big step. It can be done in phases. After all, there’s no law saying that tomorrow, you HAVE to have your entire business in PayGo.
Now, we’d actually like a law like that, but that’s never going to happen.
Here’s how you could get up and running on PayGo today:
1. Add your tax settings to PayGo (this will take a minute or two)
2. Add your departments to PayGo (this might take 15 minutes.) Your departments are the categories you have to track your inventory (i.e., Shoes, Pants, Accessories, etc.)
3. Create ONE inventory record in PayGo for each of your departments.
When doing this, all you have to do is define a Name (ex. Misc Shoes), specify the Department and then for the Price, put a zero. [See the pic below]
Now, jot down the Item ID (found in the upper right corner of your screen) for each miscellaneous item in your new departments.
You’re now ready to start using PayGo to check out customers! It’s that simple.
When the customer comes up to the counter, take the items and search for their department in in the inventory search box on the PayGo Sales Screen.
Essentially, you’re going to sell the Misc Item you set up in PayGo and because you specified the retail price as ZERO, PayGo will prompt you for the price EACH time you add that item to the Invoice.
This allows you to easily ring sales right away. You’ll be able to begin the trek towards automated bliss! So as you get time and begin to order inventory, you can start to update PayGo with all of that information that’s on the floor.
What’s nice is that you can do it in stages. Start with sales. Start doing purchase orders. Start entering inventory and so on.
PayGo is a solution provider for independent retailers based in Rochester, Minnesota. Our primary focus is on point of sale / retail management software. We also offer a Merchant Account integration, a WooCommerce integration, Digital Marketing Services, and more.