Setting up a Store

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Online Store with Nimbus RMS


Online retail store is easy to set up in Nimbus. When you enter the name of a company while creating an account, the system automatically creates a shop of the same name.

You can, however, add additional information or change the name of your shop/store.

Let’s learn how to personalize NimbusRMS and add information about your store.

From the main menu select Configuration>Store Configuration>Store Definition


Setting up a store in cloud-based Retail Software


The Records tab of the screen will show store/s name in the grid  


Select your store to load it on the main screen.


Store definition in cloud retail software


Here you can change the name of your store and also add additional information about it.


In the Store Name field, enter the name of your store. This name will be printed on receipts and all emails sent from the store.


Enter a unique Store Code to identify your shop.


Enter a unique Customer Code Prefix. This prefix will be attached to all shop customers on Customers screen.


By default, Opening Date is the current date in the system when you define your online retail store. However, you can change it. For example,  if you want to start your business in backdate to enter previous stock or transactions, you can do so by clicking the calendar icon and selecting the date.


Select Time Zone that you want your selected shop to use for recording payment time and date for your store.


HO Controlled or Autonomous: These radio buttons are for the multi-store version of Nimbus. If HO is selected for a particular shop, the HO user will be able to perform various operations on the shop like entering the stock, making sales, stock count, etc.


For Autonomous shops, HO cannot perform any retail operation, However, HO users will be able to view reports of the autonomous shop. 

Note: For the personal version of NimbusRMS, the radio button HO controlled will appear selected.


When you uncheck Active checkbox the store will become inactive or nonfunctional, and no activity can be performed at it.

Entering Address & Contact Information


To enter more information about your online retail store, expand the Address and Contact Information section.


address and contact information of the store


Enter contact details like Address, City, Email, Phone


Enter Comments about the shop if you want to.


 Tax Configuration


To enter information about how tax and discounts will be configured for the defined shop, expand the Tax Configuration section

Store Based VAT: Check this if uniform VAT is applicable to all products sold at a particular store.

VAT Percentage: Percentage entered here will be applicable to all products.

Apply VAT: This drop down menu gives you three options. Select the one you want to use for the selected store

Note: If you select Use System configuration Settings, the setting on the Product tab will be become applicable. You can learn more about price include VAT and Price Excludes VAT here


Impact of Discounts on Tax 


NimbusRMS gives you the option to apply VAT after the deduction of certain discounts.  Mark the check-boxes against the discount types that you want the system to deduct before applying VAT

Subtract Unit Discount: It is the discount that is either configured for products on Discount screen or given on run-time while selling.

Subtract Customer Discount: This type of discount is configured on Customer Type screen and then attached to Customers.

Subtract Marketing/Receipt Discount: It’s the discount that is deducted from the total amount of the sale receipt. It is a pre-configured discount which if configured will show Receipt Disc checkbox as checked.


Adding, Editing or Deleting Records


To edit information of any store, from the Records tab select it and click Edit  (Orange) button on the top right of the Records screen. 

The record will load on the main tab.

Make changes and click Update.

To create a new store, click New (green) button. Enter information for the new store and click Save

Once defined, a store record cannot be deleted. However, you can make it inactive by unchecking the checkbox Active.  This will make the store non-functional and it will not appear in any records or drop-down menus.


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