This is what I came up with. Is this something that you think would work?
Some things this does lack is the ability to sort items and edit items. Once an item is added, there is not going back. (The list is being loaded and added to program settings (sorta like computer memory).) Also, when SambaPOS is shut down, the list will be lost.
A few things I thought would be a nice feature would be to sort the inventory list (left side of the screen) by shopping category (or isle). I think this could be added using Inventory Tags. Since we can’t sort the shopping list once created, we can sort the inventory by shopping category and add items as you scroll through the inventory list. Just a thought.
Also, we can add 2 fields to the bottom of the shopping list, to manually add items to the shopping list (items not in inventory)
The hieroglyphics across the top, is my experimenting with printing, it’s just temporary. I haven’t tested printing the shopping list on a printer yet, I should be able to test in the next few days when I get back to the office. The process I am using is creating 2 different lists…one for printing and another to display on the screen.
A few questions I have…
1.) Does your printer support HTML printing?
2.) Are you wanting to print on receipt printer?
3.) Do you have vendors setup in SambaPOS? If so, how do you have them setup? Not a big deal if you don’t.
4.) The shopping list can be setup to be Local or Global?*
- Local - List has to be created and printed on the same terminal. Multiple, single lists, can be created on different terminals.
- Global - List can be created on 1 computer and printed on another terminal. Only 1 list can be created at a time across all terminals.
* I have not tested across a network, but I’m sure it is possible.
5.) Do you have any other thoughts/ideas to add or not have?