#Signature features | eBill - save paper ~ save life

Why your Reatil Business should switch to the eBill - Digital Receipt?

To see more green…go green! According to a recent survey, customers are happy to spend further if a business applies ECO-friendly actions. As the business owner, you should become the pioneer to inspire the "Sustainable Environment" spirit to your customers. "Small things can create the Bigger thing for the future world", so why not start to do something today at your store?

From plastic boxes to paper bags, paper bills; retailers generate quite a bit of trash - the industry average is an amazing 100,000 pounds per year. Making small differences to reduce paper, plastic, and polystyrene use can reduce landfill waste, change our air quality, and improve public health, without a big impact on your wallet. So one of the ideas you should think about is Paperless in payment and in-store operation.

#1. Paper receipts are both a nuisance and an environmental threat

Every year, paper receipts consume 9.6 million trees, 115 million gallons of gas, and one billion gallons of water, in the US alone. They also produce over a billion pounds of trash that clog our landfills and emit CO2 emissions that damage the ozone. From Paper Calculator, we can see how big your retail stores impacts to the environment:

  • 0.02 Pound: weight of 1 Paper Receipt. Assume that your store has 100 transactions per day and you print 1 copy per transaction; 60 pounds is the paperweight, your store consumes every month.
  • So here is your paper receipt printing activity impact to Lifecycle Environment monthly:

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  • So here is your paper receipt printing activity impact to Lifecycle Environment yearly:

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If you do not print the paper receipts anymore, you can save near 8 trees every year. And together we can protect a forest.

#2. eBill - It's smart business

On a basic level, digital receipts allow businesses to reduce costs over time and increase efficiency at the cashier. It means your sale process is now more optimized by reducing the step of printing customers' bills. In some cases, this step is one of the most disasters with your staffs: having issues with the printer, many checkout bills at the same time, etc. Now with the eBill, you can have happier customers and save some money, about a cent per receipt adds up. 

Moreover, do you see your customers need your bills? The fact is more than half of the customers throw away their receipts right after they unpack the shopping bag. Thus, the roles of receipts are just for the business purpose through keeping the bill to claim back or the products return or change purpose. Through the eBill sent to customers' emails or messages; your customers now can easily access to submit for their companies. To return purchased products at your stores, they can conveniently search their Inbox and be sure their records won't be lost. Reduce time and losses, your customers are more than happy with this way. 

Even more, better saving and faster searching for your store information when called for, is also the way this feature supports your retail businesses.

Now, are you ready to change for the better world?

How does "eBill" work?

With eBill of POS Online, you do not need to print bills for customers, even your staffs do not require to ask customers for their email to send the eBill. Your customers can easily access the eBill by themselves by Scanning the QR code of the eBill on their mobiles.

1. Enable the "eBill":

  • Open Settings page by accessing Manage/Settings.
  • Select "Bill" tab.
  • Select "eBill | save paper ~ save life" and "Save" to enable this feature.

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2. Your staffs process the checkout and print the eBill on Mobile:

  • Notice: in order to open the eBill printing window on Mobile Safari or Chrome browser, you need to enable "Allow Pop-up" option first:

    • Safari: access "Setting" on your Iphone|Ipad, scroll down to find and select "Safari" (next to "Maps" & "Compass" app). Then, scroll down to find "Block Pop-ups" option, disable this option to allow pop-up as the below image:

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    • Chrome: open "Setting" menu on Chrome, select "Content Setting", then select "Block Pop-ups". If this option is "On", switch to "Off" to allow pop-up as the below images:

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  • Print Bill on POS Online mobile as usual. With Safari, tap on "Allow" to open the eBill printing window.
  • The eBill window will be opened:

  * Select App activities (share to social pages, send messages via viber|whatsapp|messenger or send email) to share the eBill for customers.

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  * Or scroll down and show the QR code of eBill for customers (2). Customers scan it to access the Ebill on their mobiles. Then they can share or send the eBill by themselves.

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