Tip #299 – The “D” Options


Tip #299
The “D” Options

The options available under the letter “D” are one of the most under-utilized in flowerSoft.  Maybe is because most of you do not know much about them.

Here they are:

The D Options

Option #1 – Add Designer Initials
This option allows you to quickly add the designer’s initials to any local or incoming order already in your system.

Option #2 – Add/Update Delivery Information
This option allow you to add the actual delivery date and time, driver, recipient’s signature and any delivery remarks to an order.
This are the same options that are available through the route & receipt program but useful to those who don’t use it.

Option #3 – View Delivery Information
This option allows you to view the delivery information entered for an order by either the driver or the dispatcher.  That information could have been entered through the route and receipt program or through option #2 above.  It includes all the information shown below.

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Option #4 – Display Promotional Discounts
This option allows you to display the details of promotional discounts applied to an order.  Right now, these discounts are offered by credit card companies or manufacturers but could soon also be offered by you directly to your customers.
Discounts are shown as negative amounts.  If the amount shown is positive, it represents a surcharge, not a discount.

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Option #5 – Make This a “Default” Order
If you did not know it, you can make any order by a customer be their “default” order.
This means that they can call you to place an order and simply say “Send by default order to my wife.”
It could be anyone and all they have to give you is the recipient’s address if you do not have it.

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This can save you quite a bit of time the customer orders and wants to use his or her “default” order, since most of the information is already there.

Option #6 – Add/View Delivery Instructions
This option helps if you have previously specific delivery instructions for a recipient in an order you have taken.
This option will allow you to view, change or add those instructions as needed.

Option #7 – Change Delivery Date
This option allows you to change the delivery date of an order without having to update order.  The existing delivery date is shown in parenthesis.

Option #8 – Manually Applied Discounts
This option displays the total amount of the discounts applied to the order.

Option #9 – Driver’s Initials
This option allows you to add the drivre’s initials to an order without having to update the order.

Option #0 – Print Delivery Pool Ticket
If you use a delivery service, this option allows you to print the delivery pool ticket.

Option #S – Delivery Status
This option lets you know what the delivery statis of an order is.
Delivery status can be: ordered, ready, delivered and not available.
This option is only available with a special delivery program provided by an outside vendor.  If you are interested, let me know.

Option #W – Write FSDELS file
This option writes a text file required by the special delivery program mentioned in option #S.

Option Z – Get DZone
This option gets the delivery zone for an order if delivery zones have been defined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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