I have MS POS 1.0 and am wondering if there is the ability to have a
customer pay a deposit on an item that is not in stock.
For instance, they order an expensive widget and we'd like to take a
50% deposit (or all their money at that time) before we order it so
that we aren't stuck holding something we normally don't stock/sell.
Is it better to just charge the full amount at time of sale or can we
put in a deposit and charge a certain percentage?
I'm using MS POS 1.0 for 1 register.
MSPOS doesn't have support for taking deposits on transactions. If your
business processes a large percentage of transactions requiring deposits, I
would recommend upgrading to RMS. It has built in functionality to handle
That said, I've come up with somewhat kludgy workaround, that should do the
First, you'll need to create a non-inventory, non-taxable item with the
When taking an order than requires a deposit:
1. Ring up the item the customer is ordering, and change the quantity sold
to 0 (instead of 1).
2. Then, ring up the "Deposit" item and set the price to the amount of your
required deposit. This should make the total due only the amount of the
3. Tender the sale and collect the deposit amount.
When the customer comes to pick up the item:
1. Recall the transaction for return (by scanning the receipt or looking it
up), and return "All Items".
2. Then, set the Qty Sold for the item to 1 (instead of 0). The deposit
that was previously collected will now reduce the total amount due for the
3. Tender the sale and collect the remaining balance on the item.
Let me know if this works for you, or if it needs further clarification. It
may not be a perfect solution, but if you only need to do this once in a
while, it should suffice.
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