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Print store pick-up order documents automatically

Questions:

  • How to print documents for store pick-up orders?
  • How to automate order documentation for click & meet orders

Description:

TYRIOS can automatically create documents for a store pickup order. This helps you simplify store processes, especially in the Click & Meet procedure. Often the receipts should be printed directly for the employees. We will show you how to do this.

What is it about? What is Click&Meet?


Many retailers can't or don't want to run an online store. Nevertheless, it is important to show customers online which products are in stock in the store. After all, customers have become accustomed to the convenience of online stores. They often want to find out about the product range outside regular opening hours. So this is where a digital storefront comes in.

The digital storefront makes it easier for the customers to reserve products. And this is what is meant by the term "Click & Meet." The customer can reserve the items online and then view them in the retail store. 

The advantages of Click & Meet are obvious:

  • The customer comes to the retail store
  • The legal requirements of distance selling do not necessarily have to be met
  • One can also cope with limited product descriptions
  • Customer service and, above all, visibility increase significantly.

Simplify work processes


If customers want to reserve their products using the Click & Meet process, your employees should be informed of this as soon as possible. After all, nothing is more annoying if the customer arrives and the goods have not been reserved. TYRIOS offers you two options for this:

  1. With the reservation, TYRIOS can send you a fully automatic e-mail, including a complete pick-up order document.
  2. With the reservation, TYRIOS can automatically provide you with the pick-up order document in an FTP directory.

Especially the second point has some charm. Because - let's not kid ourselves - constant monitoring of the e-mail account is difficult to implement in everyday retail. It would be better if the reservations ended up directly in the printer. This is where the FTP directory comes in handy.

Solution:

The way to automatic printing is basically quite simple:

  1. First, you need to automatically download the created PDFs to a directory at your company.
  2. Then you send the PDF files to the printer.
  3. Then you delete the PDF file in order not to reserve goods twice.

Unfortunately, Windows has no built-in mechanisms for this. Here you have to get additional tools. Our recommendation:

With these two programs you can automate the process. WinSCP supports scripts for this:

winscp.com /ini=nul /script=myscript.txt


To download the files and send them to the default printer you can use e.g. the following script (please adjust paths and credentials)

@echo off
set TMPPATH=%temp%\csvtmp
mkdir "%TMPPATH%"
winscp.com /command ^
    "open sftp://user:password@instance.tyrios.cloud/" ^
    "get -delete ""/remote/path/*"" -filemask=*.pdf ""%TMPPATH%""" ^
    "exit"
for /r "%TMPPATH%" %%f in ("*.*") do PDFtoPrinter.exe "%%f".
rmdir /s /q "%TMPPATH%"

You can then run this script regularly with the Windows Scheduler and automatically find the picking documents in the printer. Your employees only have to visit the printer regularly, collect the reserved products and provide them together with the picking document.

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