Cin7's Old POS V2 to be phased out


Sonal D'Souza
Created January 08, 2020

It is finally time to phase out our POS V2 module.

This post covers the changes that you will see in our POS V3 module.

Make the POS your own

For your staff members, their daily interaction with the POS is an opportunity to interact with your brand and culture. Our new login page lets you upload custom images, which we hope will really add value to your business.  If your POS is openly displayed in your store it will still look cool when logged out.

Cin7 POS Login Page

You can upload an image from the POS Settings page.

We’ve made several improvements to the interface design of the POS; it now has a clean, modern look.

Cin7 POS v3 logged in

A few changes - the sync button and No Sale button appear at the top. We hope that by moving them up here, it will be more obvious when you are offline.

Returns, Laybys, Quotes, Purchase Orders and more are in the left menu, accessed top left.

POS New Menu

Gift Voucher Redemption

Gift Voucher redemption now appears at the newly revised payment stage - we felt this was a more natural place for it to live.

Payment POS Version 3

This is part of a larger change in the way Gift Vouchers are accounted for.

When you sell a Gift Voucher, you are creating a liability - a payment for something that may or may not be later redeemed against a sale.

When a Gift Voucher is redeemed, you are using this liability to pay for some goods - and this should be reflected in your accounting. In POS v3 your redeemed Gift Vouchers will appear in your Close Register at the end of each day.

This will create a batch - but a special batch! - that will be directed to a liability account of your choosing.

Promotion Codes

We've moved a little-known function into the spotlight with the addition of the Promo Codes button in the payment screen. This allows you to market a promotional code such as BLACKFRIDAYSALE. Entering this code at the POS will discount a dollar amount from the total.

Promotions can be set up to discount a specific dollar value, and the number of redemptions can be limited to fit your budget.

Transitioning to the new POS

We appreciate that transitioning to a new POS platform is no small undertaking when you have multiple stores, either nationally or internationally. We thank you for taking the time to read the above.

The good news is that transitioning to POS V3 will happen automatically on March 1st, 2020. If you do not wish to wait to make the switch, you will be able to switch to the new version in the POS Settings page.  This will switch all POS users over to the new version.

POS V3 switch button

If you would like to view the new POS before switching your company over, administrators can do so by simply navigating to http://pos.cin7.com/Cloud/POS/Client3/pos.html - please note that this is not a trial, and will make transactions in your live account.

As you can see from the above, the new POS should look largely familiar to your team and we expect that they will have no trouble adopting the new version.