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In Store Barcodes / Inclusive Price

28
Nov

There are certain barcodes that have the price embedded in them, for example you may sell products with a fixed price from the manufacturer, such as magazines or newspapers. Or you may sell products with a variable price depending on weight, length, etc. You can set up your Korona point of sale to deal with these circumstances.

How do these barcodes work?

First, you need to determine which type of in-store code is used.  There are three types that Korona can recognize: Instore EAN / GTIN with 4, 5 or 6-digit prices.

The barcode is always divided according to the following scheme: [item number / in-store code] [price] [check digit]
Example 6-digit price barcode: 2123450015955
The above barcode divided into the correct scheme: [212345] [001595] [5]

  • 212345 – The product number or the product code (note: all product codes MUST start with the number 2)
  • 001595 – The six-digit price, in this case, is $15.95
  • 5 – This is the check digit, which checks whether the entire barcode is valid (note: the check digit is unique to every barcode and will differ depending on the other digits)
Number Range Distribution in the EAN Code Area Product Numbers Number of Possible Products Maximum Price
Instore EAN / GTIN 4-digit price 2AAAAAAAPPPPX 20000000 – 29999999 9999999 $99.99
Instore EAN / GTIN 5-digit price 2AAAAAAPPPPPX 2000000 – 2999999 999999 $999.99
Instore EAN / GTIN 6-digit price 2AAAAAPPPPPPX 200000 – 299999 99999 $9999.99

(Legend: 2 = start digit for in- store EAN, A = item number, P = price digit, X EAN check digit)

Creating the Number Range

To setup Korona to work with these codes, you will need to configure number ranges and products. First, navigate to Settings > Number Ranges.

Once at the number ranges screen, click Add number range and select one of the following options:

  • Instore EAN / GTIN 4-digit price
  • Instore EAN / GTIN 5-digit price
  • Instore EAN / GTIN 6-digit price

Note: you can only have one of these options active at a time.

When ready, click on the save button at the top of the screen.

Configure Product

The next thing we need to do is configure our products.

Begin by going to the products page by navigating  Sales > Products. Here, you can create a new product or edit an existing product.

Within your product you will need to make sure a couple of things are set correctly. First, enter in the appropriate product code. For example, if you are using the Instore EAN / GTIN 5-digit price code, you will need to type in the first 6 digits of the barcode, including the number 2 that the code starts with (see the example to the right). Next, you will want to mark the item is “Price Changeable”.

Once you’re done, you will need to retrieve master data at the point of sale and restart the software. You will only need to restart the software after adding the new number range, though. You can safely add more products any time you want and simply retrieve the master data when done.

Note: The check digit at the end of the code is necessary when scanning these items into the point of sale. Please make sure that your barcode scanner settings for check digits are enabled.