Morning Flight Gold


Removing Customer Discount


Posted: 06 Feb 2008 08:07 am


Good Morning Hal!

Is it possible to remove a customer discount from merchandise items with out effecting printed items? O.K. so you're asking yourself ... what moron would want to do that? ME!

Here is the reasoning for my madness. Some of my merchandise items do not have a large enough mark-up to allow for a discount. When a customer places an order I print a job sheet to hand off to have an invoice generated via Quickbooks. Our bookkeeper will enter the info from the job sheet and will apply the discount. For now I am crossing off the discount when the job sheet is printed. Sometimes I forget to cross it off when I am in a hurry, and it is invoiced with the discount.
. . . . . Craig Hofer
Loris Printing  Joined: 05 May 2005  Posts: 79  Location: Sandusky, Ohio


Hi Craig,

That's not coming from left field at all, actually a very good point. Would you want to remove the discount across the board, for all types of Merchandise items, or item by item? One approach is more flexible, the other more fool-proof.

Another question, what about surcharges?
. . . . .  Hal Heindel


I would say Item by Item, and I like the idea of surcharges!
. . . . . Craig Hofer


Craig, is this what you had in mind? I think if we keep discounts and surcharges separate, you can always tell Morning Flight "Don't apply the usual discount for this customer, but if the customer's extra demands rate a nuisance surcharge, by all means keep that in play."

I've only changed the window so far. If that looks good, we still need to code the modifications. Existing data files won't be affected. Thank you for the suggestion.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel




Craig, it's coded! The upgrade (V2008.1) also includes a few minor tweaks to the Jet-Entry Quickpricer - nothing dramatic. After downloading, you may want to go through your Merchandise items, one by one, to set the new customer discount and surcharge options.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel


Thanks Hal! I will make the update on my end and let you know how it works.
. . . . . Craig Hofer


You might want to hold off on the upgrade for another day, Craig. I'm just finishing up the pop-up screen for due dates. Should have it uploaded some time tomorrow. I'll let you know.

P.S. The new MFSetupG.exe that will install Version 2008.1 of the Gold Edition was uploaded on Tuesday, February 19. The Gold now includes adjustable discounts for Merchandise items as well as the new pop-up reminder of jobs that are coming due.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel