If you've created register rules, it's important to understand how to:
Selling items with purchase limits
A purchase limit register rule will restrict the quantity of an item that can be purchased in a single transaction.
In the example pictured above, the Quantity Restricted Item could only be sold in quantities of 3 at most, and Lightspeed Retail would prevent the quantity from being raised higher than that.
Any attempt to increase the quantity of the item beyond the limit will result in a warning, and the quantity will automatically revert to the last permitted quantity.
This restriction applies only to items being sold. It is possible to refund as many items as needed, regardless of any purchase limits on the item.
Selling items with age restrictions
An age restriction register rule will require that the customer verify their age before they can purchase the items that have been added to the rule. As soon as an age-restricted item is added to a sale, an age verification window will pop-up prompting you to scan the customer's identification.
To age-verify the customer:
- Use your barcode scanner to scan the 2D barcode on the customer's identification, as the image depicts.
Note: Your barcode scanner may attempt to scan and prioritize the simpler, 1D barcode instead. Try covering the 1D barcode with your finger while scanning to prevent this.
- Compare the customer's name, date of birth, expiry date and ID number on the screen with the identification they have presented to make sure they match.
- If the customer's identification and the on-screen information are a match, click Yes, ID matches.
Once the customer's identification has been verified, the sale is considered to be age-verified. More age-restricted items can be added to the sale and, provided the customer meets the minimum age for those items as well, they will be added without the need for further verification. However, any items with a higher minimum age to purchase than the customer's age will not be added to the sale.
While driver's licenses can be scanned, not every ID has a scannable barcode for age verification. If a customer presents a non-scannable ID for age verification, you can proceed with a manual verification, provided someone with the Manager Override employee permission is present. To do so:
- Click Manager Verification (requires Manager Override rights).
- Select the ID type from the drop-down menu.
- Enter the Date of birth on the identification.
- Enter the ID Expiry date.
- Click Confirm.
- Enter the Manager PIN. This must be the Lightspeed Retail PIN of a user with the Manager Override permission.
- Click Authorize.
If either the customer's age does not meet the requirements of the age restriction rule or if the customer's identification is expired, the information will appear in red to indicate as much.
In some regions, there are exceptions to the normal age restrictions on certain items (for example, for active military personnel or due to state grandfathering laws). For that reason, entering a Manager PIN will allow you to override the age restriction rule and authorize the sale of the item. Any user with Manager Override permission has the responsibility to know when it is appropriate to do so for their region based on local laws and exceptions.
While the manager PIN can bypass the minimum age restriction, a transaction cannot be authorized with an expired ID under any circumstances.