Flexible Product Catalog With Loads of Features
Products records are critical to a retail system – as the sale of products and services drives revenue. Our product records make your job easier by offering all kinds of flexibility and capabilities around product type (simple products, matrix products, prompt for price, services, etc) and pricing strategies (discounts, promotions, customer-based pricing, quantity-based pricing).
Ways our store product and pricing features can improve your business
Effectively manage matrix products
Manage the size/color/other variants of matrix products by using matrix grid and attribute lists
Manage promotional and tiered pricing
Set-up quantity-based pricing or time-based promotion pricing at %, $ off retail or a new price
Offer customer-based pricing
Set-up special pricing schemes by item or category based on customer group or credit account
Customize product records for your needs
Variety of settings to customize products for taxes, discount and return limitations, fractional quantities, etc
Include product images in your item records to allow customers to see images of available products. Images are also helpful when searching for items, ringing up sales and replenishing inventory. Images can be imported in bulk to streamline catalog management.
Product Record File Imports
Our data import tools allow you to load all types of data from your existing POS system when switching to MicroBiz. You can import your products, customers and inventory levels from your existing point-of-sale by uploading a CSV or Excel file. You are able to import simple products, matrix products and non-inventory products.
Discounts and Promotions
You may create a time-based special price or discount using % off, $ off or a sale price. Items can be discounted at the register, with the ability to assign a reason for the discount and track any discounts by employee. You can also bundle items and assign a grouped discount at the register. There are global and item level settings to limit or prevent discounts by item.
Customer-based Special Pricing
Set-up special pricing based on customer pricing group, including $ off, % off, cost plus and defined price. Customer pricing can be assigned to different stores. For example, you can give loyalty customers 5% off an item while contractors are charged cost plus 10%.
MicroBiz allows you to assign categories to products to help in product searches and reporting. Up to four levels of categories/sub-categories may be used. Clicking on a category node on the category manage screen displays the products assigned to the category.
Matrix Products With Size/Color Variants
MicroBiz supports matrix products, or products that have a parent SKU, and child sub-SKUs for variants of the product (such as a range of sizes or colors). MicroBiz also includes tools to speed the creation and management of these configurable products, including the ability to save and reuse attribute sets.
Flexible Product Settings
Product records include fields for multiple alias IDs and categories, replacement cost, and product images. You can add or modify attributes to customize the product record for the product. There are controls for ‘do not discount’, maximum discount and whether the item can be returned.
Quantity-Based Tiered Pricing
MicroBiz supports discounted pricing based on quantities purchased. Create tiered pricing with discounted prices above defined unit quantities. For example, create promotions such as ‘buy 3 at $32 each or buy 5 for $30 each’.
Alternative Product ID’s
Product records allow you to enter alternative IDs or aliases to help streamline the ordering of items from different vendors. When a clerk scans or enters any one if these alternative ID’s, the product is added to the current transaction.
Everything that you need to automate your retail business
Q. Can I import matrix products from my existing POS system?
A. Yes, we have a product import template that can be used to import matrix products with up to three attributes. If you can copy your data to our standard matrix product import template, you can import the data into MicroBiz Cloud v2.0.
Q. Does MicroBiz Cloud support bundled products or kits?
A. MicroBiz Cloud supports the ability to apply a grouped or bundled price to a set of products when ringing up the sale. To do this, select the line items to be bundled on the register grid, press the ‘Discount Items’ action panel button, and enter the new group price or discount.
Q. Can I import images for my products?
A. Yes. You can import a single image for a product from the product record. You can also upload and attach images to product records in bulk using MicroBiz Cloud’s import tools. You would just upload a file that just contains the designated ‘key’ field used to match the records (usually SKU or style or UPC) and the image URL – and MicroBiz will automatically match and add pictures to existing products.
Q. Does MicroBiz Cloud support serialized products?
A. Not yet. You can add serial numbers to the item note field, but MicroBiz does not yet have the ability to tag individual items with searchable serial numbers.