This article guides you through the steps you need to take to configure your store in Brightpearl's back office, so the app can be used on your iPad.
- In Brightpearl:
- Install the POS app
- Set up your POS prerequisites
- Configure your POS store(s)
- On your iPad:
- Download the "Brightpearl POS" app from the App Store
- Connect your Brightpearl account
Install POS in the Brightpearl App Store
First, you will need to install POS in the Brightpearl App Store in the back office of Brightpearl.
Log in to Brightpearl, then click App Store on the top right-hand side. Find "Brightpearl POS" and click "Turn on".
You can check that the installation is in progress by checking your alerts. Hover your mouse over your user name at the top of the screen and then select 'My Alerts'. You will see an installation message reading "POS installation in progress, once completed you can start using POS":
Once the installation is complete, you will be able to set up your store in the Brightpearl back office. It is important to let the installation complete, otherwise you may end up with an incomplete data setup on the iPad app.
Once you see a message stating "POS installation completed successfully, you can now use POS", you can proceed with the setup.
The installation process will take approximately 5-10 minutes, but will depend on the size of your product data set.
Set up your POS prerequisites in the back office
Step 1: Anonymous customer
Create an anonymous customer to associate with orders where the customer’s contact details aren’t recorded.
Make a note of the contact ID as you'll need this once you get to set up the store. You may have an existing contact already set up that you can use.
Step 2: Channel branding and logo
If required, create a channel brand (Settings > Company > Company Information) for each store, ensuring a logo is uploaded.
Please note that the logo uploaded is the one that will be used on your POS receipts if a logo is added to the receipt template.
Step 3: Payment methods
Add or edit any required payment methods such as cash, non-integrated cards, etc., ensuring they are associated with the correct bank nominal code.
If Brightpearl Payments is installed and you're using an integrated payment gateway with POS via Paypal Here, Zettle, Adyen, Moneris or USAePAY, then check the payment method and gateway credentials are in place.
Step 4: Receipt
Edit or create a receipt template:
- Give the receipt a name
- Add a header, e.g. address, contact number, email, website
- Add a footer, e.g. VAT number, returns policy
Step 5: Returns reasons
Add return reasons with the following details:
- Reason code
Step 6: Warehouses
Add any new warehouses you need per store. It is recommended that you use a separate warehouse for each store.
Set up your POS store(s) in the back office
Step 1: Configure your store(s)
Once you've set up all the prerequisites, you are ready to configure your store(s).
Step 2: Set up your store users
Once you've configured your store(s), you are ready to assign users to each one.