SELECT FROM THE MENU
BAR POINT OF SALE THEN SETUP THEN SETUP POINT OF SALE
This screen sets the options for the Point
of Sale Module.
Select a previously setup
register name to name your local computer as the Point Of Sale register.
If you are using a newer receipt
printer, you may have a Windows driver installed on your machine if not, the Retail
ADVANTAGE system has programmed a way to print receipts without a printer driver for older
printers. A Windows printer driver is
installed in the system. Make sure your
printer is setup as the default printer in your windows control panel to print receipts.
Select if you want the POS
program to open a cash drawer automatically or not. If
you answer yes the program will send a signal to the type of cash drawer you will be
using. Select the type of cash drawer that you
have from the list of cash drawers available. The
star interfaced cash drawer means that you have a star receipt printer and the cash drawer
you purchased is connected to the cash drawer. The
serial com 1 cash drawer is attached directly to your serial com port 1 (9pin) on your
computer while the serial com 2 cash drawer type is attached to your serial com port 2 on
Using the multiple operators per
shift option allows the system not to request shift close outs every time a new operator
logs on to the point of sale.
The Print Detailed End Shift
Reconciliation option turned ON will automatically print a detailed report at a shift
You will also notice a button labeled
delete invoice. This option will let you find
an invoice number and delete it if necessary.
Setting Up You Point of Sale Hardware
If you purchased additional hardware from
Aknaf Software to work with your computer please follow these instructions.
Printers: Aknaf Software recommends the Star Micronics brand of receipt printer to
work with Retail ADVANTAGE. The Star Receipt
printer comes in several models; the SP212 and SP216 are the most popular and are labeled
with a large sp200 label on the printer. The
SP212 is beige while the SP216 is a dark gray or black.
They are a parallel printer type, which means they plug in the parallel port
on your computer. You must have a standard
printer cable to attach to the SP212 or SP216. They
require 3-inch wide receipt paper. This kind
of paper can be found at any office supply center or store and comes in single, duplicate
The receipt printer must be your default
printer in your windows printer setup. You can
use the Star printer drivers that will be on the original installation CD Rom that you
used when you installed Retail Advantage. We
recommend just installing the Generic Text Only printer driver to use with the Star
The star interfaced cash drawers plug directly into the receipt printer. These cash drawers have a wire that looks like a
telephone wire that plug into the receipt printer. Serial
Cash drawers plug into a 9pin port on the back of your computer. You will need to copy either draw1.bat ( for a cash
drawer that plugs into your com1 port ) or draw2.bat for
com2 port from the installation cd and put that file in the Retail folder on your