Add a new 'ON Sale Price' option to inventory item price inputs
I think it would be great if there was the ability to add an additional price to the current cost & retail price called 'On Sale Price' - or similar.
This would be the price that the item would be reduced to if the check box (forgot to mention we'd need one of them to say when to activate the 'on sale price' was ticked so that instead of having to reprice every stock item that we are running a sale on, and then re-price them again on the system when the offer ends, we can simply click the on sale check box and it would default to the new 'On Sale Price'.
We know there is the ability to add 'discounts' but they apply a blanket rule across everything so we believe this new system would really help us save time whilst easily generating additional customer interest.
(example offer = inks - would like to run a weekend offer of half price ink - currently it takes us almost an entire day to price down and then re-price up after the offer)
Ryan (CTO, Pinellas Computers) commented
@Martin - I was just about to post this and found your post in the "suggested results" - AWESOME!
I love this idea and the "checkbox to activate" is even better than my original thought. What I would suggest is showing the original price on the invoice, and having it crossed out with strike-through so the customer can see what they would normally pay.
For this, I would also recommend adding another price box to inventory items - MSRP. This is something I've always liked about receipts in department stores. They ALWAYS show the MSRP price, and it's almost always crossed out with strike-though to show me that I'm getting all of those savings. Subconsciously, it makes me feel special. Then, the MSRP price would always show with a strike-though, with the normal price (or On Sale price if the checkbox is ticked) on each line item.
Lastly (and just because it's related to the fields in inventory items) I'd like to again mention the idea of adding "best cost" and "max cost" fields to items. That way we can know if the item is outside our target buying cost. There's no way we can remember what we'd like to aim for on costs, since the current PO system updates the cost to the average across all POs.