Once you purchase the add-on from your PhotoBiz online control panel, and have downloaded the free app from the Apple or Android app stores, you can process payments from your smartphone. Anywhere you go, you’ll be able to take orders for products, packages, prints, services, and gift cards you have set up in your PhotoBiz Store. That’s not all! In addition you can sell Custom Items that you set up on the fly!
When you select an item to sell, you will see all of the features you set up in your Store, including options. You spend a lot of time setting up on your Store, and now that information is available at your finger tips.
Nobody likes to talk about taxes, but they are a part of life, and we have built in settings to Point of Sale to help you manage them. You can choose to use the same tax settings you have selected in your Store, or you can set up additional tax settings specifically for the Point of Sale. Different states and counties have a lot of different rules, therefore we aimed to give you the flexibility to change the tax settings on the go to accommodate your needs.
Selling something that needs to be shipped? You can access shipping methods from the Point of Sale too! The Point of Sale pulls the shipping options you set up in your Store control panel to make it easy for you to calculate shipping costs on the go, too.
Once you’ve added all the items to a sale and your customer is ready to make a purchase, the Point of Sale lets you process the payment on the spot. You can choose to use the same merchant options you already have set up in your Store, or you can set up new ones specifically to use in the app. (Note: Any merchant settings used in the app must be set up from the online control panel. At the time of launch, Point of Sale does not support PayPal or Google Checkout, and gift cards cannot be redeemed through the app.)
Another great way the Point of Sale works with your Store is to give you access to customer contact information. If you already have a customer’s information in the Store, the Point of Sale allows you to search for that customer by first or last name. The results of the search are listed alphabetically and you can scroll through the results. When you pull up the customer’s record this is a great opportunity to review their contact information and update it if anything has changed. All changes will be saved for future use in the Point of Sale or Store. Making a sale to a brand new customer? You can also create a record for a new customer complete with their first and last name, phone number, email address, and mailing address.
Once the payment information has been entered and the sale is complete, the order number will display on the screen, along with the total paid, and your customer will receive a receipt by email. Plus, the transaction will be recorded for you review both from the Store section of the app or from within your online control panel.
For $5 a month, PhotoBiz’s Point of Sale is like carrying your Store and our Passionate Support team around in your pocket. It’s a whole new way to do biz!