Why Can't I Accept Cash Payments (Getting a Till Available Error Message)? (Next Gen)

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If the till is not claimed when selecting the Cash payment type, or a different user has an individual till claimed, an "till available" message will appear on the payment panel in red.  Also any other buttons that would open the cash drawer will be grayed out.  These buttons include:

  1. Apply Payment
  2. No Sale, and
  3. the Quick Cash Buttons.

Till security prevents users from closing checks to cash if if they are not the user that has claimed the till.  After claiming (or logging is as the till owner), a till cash transactions (including a No Sale) can be performed.

Note: If using a public till, any user can perform cash transactions and are not limited to do so by the user who originally claimed the till.

 

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Figure 1: Till is not Claimed

 

To claim a till:

  1. Tap the blue hamburger button in the bottom right of the screen
  2. Tap on the “Claim/Close Till” Button on the top menu bar
  3. Tap “Claim Till”
    1. If this is a public till (any user can access the till), also select Public Till
  4. Tap “Confirm”

You can now complete cash transactions.

 

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Figure 2: Till is Claimed by Specified User

If the till is claimed by a different user:

  1. Log out of the current account
  2. Log in using the specified user
  3. Swipe down from the top of the screen
  4. Tap the “Claim/Close Till” Button
  5. Tap “Close Till”
  6. Tap “Confirm”
  7. Log out of the user
  8. Log back in to the previous account
  9. Follow the previous instructions to claim a till

 

Note: If you are a manager and have been given the correct access, you will be able to close the till of any user in the even that the cashier left without closing the till.
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