Setting a Percentage Off Sale Button

Creating a Percentage Off sale button is done in AccuPOS Management.

The result will be a button on the POS screen such as 10% Discount or 50% Discount which when clicked will apply a discount to the entire transaction.


In management, go to the Manage > Items List dropdown menu, or click the Manage Items icon.

management manage items select


Click the + Add New Item button.

manage pos add new item


Give the discount button an appropriate name, such as 10% Discount or 50% discount.

pos discount name


In the Type dropdown, select Create New, type in Discount and press the Enter key on your keyboard.

pos discount item type


Set the percentage discount as a decimal.

So in the case of a 15% discount you would input .15, and for a 50% discount you would use .5, etc.

pos discount percent


Scroll over to the right and uncheck the Taxable box.

( If you cannot find the Taxable column, click the Edit Columns button at the top of the page and make it visible by selecting its checkbox.)

pos discount tax


Click the Save & Close button on the bottom right of the screen.

manage pos save and close


Select the Set POS Keys button, or go to Manage > Main Screen Keys on the dropdown menus.

management set pos keys


Find the discount by typing “Discount” into the search box and clicking the Search button.

Once you have found it, right-click and hold the listing (in blue below) with your mouse and drag the listing to an appropriate spot on the POS field on the right.

The area where you choose to put the key must have an empty space. To place the listing in the chosen area, simply release the mouse button.

management discount key setup

STEP 10:

The discount button will be placed on the POS screen with the text already set.

IMPORTANT: In the area below, press the Button Type dropdown and select Sale Discount.

management discount set key type

STEP 11:

A screen will appear. Choose the same discount which you set earlier in step 3, then click the OK button.

management discount select

STEP 12:

Click the Save & Close button on the bottom right.

management key setup save close

STEP 13:

The button is now all set and ready to be used on the POS.

If the POS was currently open when the discount was created, you will need to restart AccuPOS so it can find the new button.

At the POS, simply add whichever items are on the transaction, and press the discount key.

The discount will be shown on the item list and reflected in the transaction total.