Can I legally eat something in a grocery store if I haven't paid for it yet?
It’s illegal. In every state, they don’t even have to wait for you to pass the last point of purchase. All the police need is your behavior to indicate that you’re taking that which you haven’t paid for. Whether you consume it now and pay for it up front or stick the Snickers in your pocket, eat it tonight and return to pay for it tomorrow, you’re taking that which doesn’t belong to you.Stillllllll, I mean, come on, right?I do this all the time. I am forever grabbing a soda at Publix, drinking it during the shopping trip and then putting the bottle on the counter. I have a long history of spending substantial sums of money at that store and it’s not like I was stuffing the bottle in my purse (sorry … I mean “murse”). It gets paid for.Most companies will not stop you until you actually march past the last point of purchase (the checkout counter). As a practical matter, they won’t ever bust someone who takes a bite out of a piece of fruit, even if you don’t pay for it. The whole matter of stopping shoplifters is quite contentious inside of corporate management and a lot of companies believe that LP is a waste of time.But, all that said, you should pay for it first.
What does point of sale system mean?
A right POS software gives your business new achievement and success. The capabilities of POS software goes beyond being just a cash register. It can be a complete retail management system to automate and handle all the other aspects of your business.Choosing a wrong POS software is not only waste of money and resource but also degrade your business reputation in the marketPurpose of a point of sale system:Fast Checkout: The transaction process while making payments should be fast. It should not take much time and manual work to be done by sale’s team.Inventory Tracking: All information about the products being out of stock to the critical information about the store must be monitored with an ease. This will make the ordering easy from vendors & the inventory manager would not waste time calculating the re-order level.Customer Data: A good POS software will maintain sheet of customer’s data by storing their profile data. The data can also help the customer relation team build an effective loyalty program, which can increase sales in the long term.Mobility: A good POS should also offer online access which helps you stay connected with the business from anywhere remotely. It is a convenient feature for franchises and business having more than one location.Reporting tools: Every retail POS should have a reporting feature which is user friendly. It should store information such as product styles or models, weekly sales, monthly sales, annual sales and hourly transactions.
First day as cashier!?
They were training me today.. I don't think its that hard but I get nervous dealing with money because i dont want to make mistakes! Its a grocery store, so I have to memorize all those produce numbers. Does anyone have any tips on being cashier? Did your back ever start hurting from standing for that long? I have a 6 hour day with no break. Also the store is little, so it only has one cashier... which means that after they are done training me, I'll be working alone =/ So any suggestions, ideas to kind of help me ease into it..??
Do store barcode scanners make you go blind?
When I was 6 a cashier told me that if I looked at his scanner I'd go blind. Ever since then I have had an irrational fear of checkout counters. I want to know, factually, if scanners can make you go blind? You know, that red light. And if so, how many times do you have to look at one to become blind? And also, why do they allow them in public places if it can be used as a weapon? Thanks.
Is it stealing to eat something at a store prior to paying for it?
I'm having a legal debate with a friend, so I want to know who is right. I thought that as long as you pay for the item before you leave, that you are fine. She says I'm a thief when I break the seal of the manufacture and void the ability for the store to sell the product to anyone but me. She also says I have to have the consent of the store owner, prior to breaking the seal. I live in MI and the law for Third degree shoplifting is no help: (4) A person who does any of the following in a store or in its immediate vicinity is guilty of retail fraud in the third degree...(a) While a store is open to the public, alters, transfers, removes and replaces, conceals, or otherwise misrepresents the price at which property is offered for sale, with the intent not to pay for the property or to pay less than the price at which the property is offered for sale, if the resulting difference in price is less than $200.00. (b) While a store is open to the public, steals property of the store that