Consignment Support added to ThunderPOS

Support has been added for consignment items in the latest release of ThunderPOS! This suite of features allows any store doing consignment, from a single shelf of artwork from local artists all the way up to a store doing nothing else but, to easily track their items and their consignors, make the payouts that are needed, or anything else you might need for working with consignment product.

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Magic, Pokémon, and Yugioh cards added to VGPC Feed

As of this week Magic, Pokemon, and Yugioh cards have been added to the feed from Video Game Price Charting, in addition to the existing video games portion of the feed.

Those subscribed currently to VGPC will already have access to these new items.

If you are interested in subscribing, please contact sales at (919) 387-7597 x100.

Importing Items from WooCommerce or Shopify

In order to allow for customers who have had existing WooCommerce or Shopify stores to get up and going with the software quickly, we’ve added import tools that will automatically create items in your inventory from the items on your ecommerce store. This is supported both through Windows and

The importer is designed to work for the majority of customers in as simple a manner as possible; if you’re needing to do something more complex, such as importing custom fields from WooCommerce or tags from Shopify, you may need to use the spreadsheet method of importing to the software.

Please also note that after you’ve used the importer, the syncing will flow as normal – changes to price or description on the WooCommerce or Shopify ends won’t flow into ThunderPOS, for example. This is simply a tool to allow a new user with an existing site to quickly hit the ground running with ThunderPOS.

There are a few options you’ll need to select for the importer. For WooCommerce, you’ll need to pick if you’re importing just new or just used items, or if you have an attribute on variations to indicate whether it’s new or used.

For both WooCommerce and Shopify, there are a few fields that you have to decide how to import. For WooCommerce, the default suggestion is to import description into the notes field, and the short description into the description field.

For Shopify, the default is to import the Body to notes, the Type to category, and the Vendor to manufacturer.

For either, you’ll need to select whether you want to import items that have blank SKUs on the ecommerce side. Importing these items will assign a randomly generated UPC as the SKU, and this will include setting that on the ecommerce site. Item IDs are a required field for ThunderPOS, so if you don’t let it assign SKUs and haven’t assigned one yourself, the item will be skipped.

Move to ThunderPOS easily with spreadsheet importing

Many people we speak with are established stores using point of sale systems that aren’t a great fit, but they’re worried about the work of moving over. One tool that can make this easier is the spreadsheet importer, which can be used to quickly bring in information about your customers or inventory. If you want to carry data over from your old point of sale, this is the best way to do that. This can also be used if you are getting in a large initial order for a new store and want to bring it in from a spreadsheet.

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Tips coming soon in ThunderPOS

As stores look to draw customers coming out of the pandemic, more and more are adding some simple food and drink service options. Along with this, we’ve had requests for some way to handle tips, especially with the integrated credit card options.

For credit cards, we’re going to be offering tips at the time of transaction. When using an EMV device, the device will prompt the customer for adding a tip. Depending on your integration, this may be available in or may be further down the road. In all cases, tips are an optional feature; you don’t have to worry that you’ll suddenly be asking the customer for a tip if you’re a store where that would be inappropriate.

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Flexible Promotions

Are you looking to drive some business into your vape shop? Need to get more customers to trade in inventory for your game store? Using and advertising a promotion might be just what you need.

You can reach the setup screen for this through the Store menu under the promotions option. You will need to be logged in as an administrator.

Before setting up promotions, there are a few things you should know.

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A Customized Register Saves Time!

By necessity, the register templates that are built in to ThunderPOS are a little one-size-fits-all. There are several options, and more through the template exchange in the register designer, but these will usually have functions a particular store may not need or want. What you can do is to lay out your buttons yourself.

Want repairs in your record shop, but not rentals or special orders? Have a need to simplify things for the part time employees in your game shop? This approach can get your register to have exactly what you need and no more.

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Detailed Item Fields

One of the biggest advantages you’ll get from using ThunderPOS over a more generic system is the amount of information that can be set about each product in inventory management. These will give your store an advantage over using something like Lightspeed or Quickbooks. Many of these are specifically used for industries like a friendly local game store, a record store, or a vape shop.

There are many, many things you can set about every item. Some of them, virtually any point of sale worth using will have – things like the name of the item or the SKU. However, here we’re going to go over the more specialized ones.

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