Returnable containers

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Returnable containers

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Dotypos easily allows a product sold in a returnable container to be added. The returnable container will be automatically listed on the receipt and included in the total amount. To mark the returnable container automatically with the product, pair the product with this container and set up the ingredients.

In Dotypos, returnable containers are a regular product , so you can set up a different price and a different VAT rate for them. For example, when bottled beer is purchased, the customer will be automatically charged deposit for the returnable container.

The whole process consists of three steps:

1.Creating the product and the related returnable container

2.Setting up product ingredients, where the ingredient will be the returnable container

3.Pairing the product and the returnable container to be sold together

4.Marking a product with a returnable container

Creating the product and the returnable container


In Item management , create the product Beer Gambrinus bottle 0.5l (e.g. in the category Drinks). If you do not know how to create the category and product, read how to create a category and how to create a product.




Then create the product Beer bottle (e.g. in the category Returnable containers).



Setting up the ingredients

For more information on the meaning of ingredients and how to set them up, please see the chapter Warehouse ingredients.


Click on the product Beer Gambrinus bottle 0.5l that you just created. In the left-hand menu, choose Ingredients 01, then add the product for the ingredients (beer bottle) by clicking on the blue wheel with the sign + 02.




From the following dialog window, select or search for the Beer bottle that you also created in advance.




Choose the number of pieces of ingredients 01 and to keep your settings, do not forget to SAVE 02.



Setting them up to be sold together

Click on the product Beer bottle you created in the preceding step. In the left-hand menu, keep Basic info and in the item Stock check Joint sale. This guarantees that when the product Beer 10 bottled 0.5l is charged, so will Beer bottle. To keep the settings do not forget to SAVE.



Marking a product with a returnable container

Now, when you are marking the product Beer Gambrinus bottled 0.5l, Beer bottle is added to it automatically. In the event that you charge for more Gambrinus beer, the appropriate number of empty bottles will be also added. If you do not want to follow the billed quantity, you can use a special tag that changes the joint sale rules. During sale, the set quantity of stock for returnable or charged package will then be applied. This is useful when you sell more products in one charged package.




Detailed information about the sale of returnable containers, including any instructions on how to record returned containers, can be found in this article in the knowledge database. You can also create a product with returnable container in Dotypos Cloud.