The multistore feature helps any owner of a chain of stores to handle everything within a single application and then a single database. NexoPOS offer a multistore feature which basically let you create an unlimited store as long as your server can handle it. In this new tutorial, you’ll learn how to manage stores on NexoPOS. Let’s get started.
What happens when you create a store on NexoPOS
In order to understand how to use the stores on NexoPOS, you might need first to know what happens on the background. Your first concern might be to have splitted entities, and that’s exactly what NexoPOS does. A new table for all the entities are created: customers, products, procurements, sales. In fact, all theses entities aren’t shared across stores.
How to enable the multistore feature on NexoPOS
The first step in order to use the multistore feature is to enable this mode from the dashboard. There is not a special requirement for this, except having a server which can handle the stores that you’ll create. We usually disrecommend using shared hosting with NexoPOS having a multistore feature enabled. The settings to use to enable the multistore is located within the “NexoPOS Settings > Stores Settings“.
This takes you to the store’s settings where there is a dropdown list which let you toggle the multistore mode. Make sure the option is set to “Enable” and save your settings.
Doing that will change the UI and takes the current dashboard into the warehouse mode. The warehouse mode is the root of a multistore feature. That lets you manage your stores and all the related settings.
How to create a store on NexoPOS
Once the multistore is activated, there will be a new menu from where you can create a store. On the toolbar and on the sidebar menu.
When you have yet created stores on your system, this menu will display the available store’s name (image + description). It’s also possible to create stores by using the sidebar menu: Stores > Add Store.
This takes you to a UI where you can create the store by providing: a name, setting a status, an image, and a description. Note that for the store status, if it’s “Closed“, no one will be able to access to that, so make sure to set it as “Open“.
You just need to fill the form and to click on “Save and go back to the list” to return to the list of created stores or only on “Save” to proceed with the store creation. Creating a store takes some time, so you need to be a bit patient. Once it’s done, a notification will appear. When you go back to the store’s list, you should be able to see your newly created store.
A shortcut will also be created from the toolbar so that you can access the store easily.
Accessing to a store dashboard looks like the default installation. In fact, as said before, each store has his tables, so every component within is isolated.
Creating a store is mean to have multiple instances of NexoPOS running within one database. However, if you plan to use this feature, your hosting you provide enough resources for it to run. If you wonder if you need to have as many licenses as you have stores, then be ensured that it’s not necessary. Since it’s a single installation, the same licence applied to all your stores.
If during a store creation something wrong, or maybe the loading is too long, please contact us at [email protected]