Check It Out!
Here is where you enter your movie codes. Just type or scan the rental item code and press [Enter]. The name of the rental item along with the default rental price is displayed.
Press [Enter] a final time after the codes are entered, and UltraVideo will either proceed to the optional payment dialog, or directly print a receipt.
If this customer (Sandy) had a late fee, it would be carried over to the Balance total field and entered onto the receipt. These balances can be put off until the next visit by using the On Account feature in the payment dialog.
The [F3] Films and [F5] Sales buttons are available here as in all other transaction screens, but with one important difference. Highlighting an item in the browser and pressing [Enter] will insert it onto the check-out list.
The Credit button is used for managing free rental credits and prepaid deposits.
The Film Sale button is used to "sell" a rental item "On The Fly". For example: if you are selling off your overstock of new releases, you do nothing. That is, nothing with the computer system needs to be done in order to set up a rental item for sale. All you do is place the rental item in your "for sale" bin. When the customer brings the item up to the counter, the clerk will press the Film Sale and enter the code number and sale price. This will place the rental item in the check-out list as a "sale" type item rather that a rental. When the transaction is complete, the item will be marked as sold and removed from visible inventory.
The Edit Late Fee button allows you to quickly adjust late fees. The discount amount appears on the Discount Report for that day.
The set of buttons act on items that are highlighted in the receipt listbox. In the first example, you may want to override the default pricing on the last three items you entered. On your keyboard, hold down the [Ctrl] key while pressing the [Up Arrow] key three times.
Now, if the Edit, No Charge or Discount buttons are pressed, all three items will be affected at the same time.
If you hold down the [Ctrl] key and click individual items, you will get the following:
If you click on the top item, hold down the [Shift] key and click on the bottom item, you will get the following:
Once your chosen items are highlighted, pick one of the following three options.
The Edit button allows you to change the number of days rented and/or the price of the rental. If the number of days is increased, the "Add" amount from the pricing table will automatically be added to the items highlighted. If the price is edited, then not only will the price change, but the changes will be recorded to the discounts listing for that day, along with the customer and employee names.
The No Charge (or Alt+h) button works the same way as above, but it leaves the number of days alone and just zeros out the price of the highlighted items.
The Discount button takes you to a discount processing screen which allows you a great amount of control over discounting, including percentage discounts.
The Return Films button allows you to "jump" to the bulk returns screen, return a rental item, then "jump back" to the check out screen to resume your transaction. Lets say for example, that you have a customer standing in front of you with a DVD, you scan it in and UltraVideo returns a message: "Already Checked Out".
Usually when this happens it is due to a clerk shelving a movie without first checking it in on the computer. Perhaps they keyed in the wrong movie code and returned something else. In any event, the movie is indeed not checked out, so you just press the Return Films button, return the movie, hit [Esc], and you are back at the check out screen ready to rent the item.