This isn't an official part of the program, but if you can use it, great.
How to Administer Issuing and Using Bonus Points (Loyalty Points)
You can configure Shop-Pro to issue bonus points as a percentage of
purchases. You can customize this so that, for example, you could
issue 8 bonus points per hundred dollars of watch purchases,
5 points per hundred dollars of jewelry purchases and zero
points for repairs.
Bonus points are worth $1 each and you apply them to a sale when
they are redeemed.
Important: Shop-pro provides you the means to calculate the
issued and used bonus points but it does NOT stop you using
more bonus points than the customer has so watch out for that
to prevent negative bonus-point balances.
To set up the system:
*) Startup Shop-Pro
*) Create a major class code (choice 8,3,1) for a sku number you will be
using for customers to redeem bonus points (eg. 925 and equivalent letters
BON) - make sure the REPAIR TYPE is 1. make sure that NO TAXES are
selected for the class code (ie. GST and Provincial). Once the Major code is
enter make sure the program says " a sku number BON-00001 has been
*) If you like you can create more than one redemption major code or
sku if you want to track redemptions on different types of sale.
*) Choose File, Misc, Utilities. Find one called: BP_INIT (bonus points
First you will be asked a set percentage for bonus points. This is the normal
percentage, but can be changed for each major code. E.g. 5.00 means $5 of
bonus points per $100 of purchases.
Next you will see all the major class codes with a bonus_pct filled in and a
You can change the bonus_pct as appropriate (for instance some class codes
may get a higher bonus percentage than others)
You MUST fill in each bonus_type. There are 3 choices:
1) Y (for Yes) this means purchases from this type category contribute to the
customer's bonus point earnings.
2) N (for No) means purchases from this type category do NOT contribute
(eg. repairs, shipping charges, and other services)
3) R (for redeemer) IN GENERAL, ONLY 1 CATEGORY will be marked R - the
category BON or 925 in the example given above - but you can have more
if you like.
You may come back to this utility program (BP_INIT) at any time to fine tune
*) Choose File, Misc, Utilities. Find one called: BP_CALC (bonus point
calculator) This utility will re-calculate all customer's bonus point earnings and
point redemption. You may run this at any time. Users MUST exit Shop-Pro in
order for you to re-calculate the bonus point totals. You should run this very
frequently (once a day) during the peak Christmas season.
This utility will simply ask for a cut off date. Any sale after the provided date
will be calculated as bonus points using the BP_INIT guidelines.
*) To view the bonus points report, choose File, Misc, Utilities. Find one
called: BP_RPT (bonus points report)
*) In order for a customer to redeem bonus points:
Make a sale as normal. Once all sku numbers are typed in (and the necessary
taxes are added in) then on the last line of the sale type in the redemption sku
number (ie. BON-00001. In the RETAIL type in the bonus points used (eg.
$100) in the QUANTITY (this is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT) type in -1