The Pricing Matrix is an integral part of the eShowers software. With pricing details available for Glass and/or Hardware items, quotes are generated as a job is designed.
The Pricing Matrix is divided into three areas: Cost, Retail and Customer.
- Cost Prices are the item purchase prices.
- Retail Prices are the base sell prices.
- Customer Prices enables an account to have multiple selling prices. The Pricing Matrix enables you to have unlimited customer levels. This means if you have different customers who you sell your inventory items to at different prices, they will automatically be allocated the correct selling price.
To update the Price Matrix, each item can be individually edited, or calculated on a margin or markup basis. Pricing is divided into two areas, Glass and Hardware, which is explained in further detail.
This guide will take you through the fundamental features of the pricing engine.
Navigating through the Pricing
The following screen shots show you the different sections of the pricing screens. Base prices for items are in the first pair of pricing columns of the pricing grid.
- View the Catalogs that have been allocated to your account. The green flag means this catalog is affiliated while the red is not.
- Catalog Owner Details Section: On the left is the logo, company name and website link and next to that is where the company can provide a message.
Pricing Detail Section:
Retail Pricing - Displays the item Cost, Retail or both pricing columns.
Price Lists - Manage your price lists based on your Retail prices with a % discount applied. Each individual item in the matrix can be overridden manually.
Customer Pricing - A customer can be assigned to a Price List. This will be become the sell price and each item in the matrix can be overridden manually.
- Pricing Selection: view Cost and Retail pricing columns, or select Both to view both columns for a comparison view.
- View both Cost and Retail pricing columns. It also shows how the matrix of an item is displayed as a single row item with the different categories expanded to the right. In this example for Hardware, it is displaying the Finishes by Finish Code.
The owner of a catalog can edit the pricing. To edit pricing click on the "Edit Pricing" button which will display the Pricing Maintenance screen.
From here you can see the overview of your Cost and Retail prices for each item in the catalog.
Cost prices are the item purchase prices and can be manually entered (if the supplier is affiliated with eShowers, prices may be automatically generated for you). If you receive prices from your supplier directly, then you cannot edit the cost price.
Retail prices are the base sell prices. These prices are entered manually. You can calculate the price of these items by using the Pricing Options tools at the top of the panel. These allow you to apply a markup percentage or margin to your cost prices to calculate your retail.
This screen shot shows Glass Pricing for a catalog.
The red square on the left shows the details for the items contained in the catalog. The glass details are grouped under "Glass Product" with the prices for each item in the grouped columns called "Pricing" which is divided into Cost and Retail.
The red circle shows the pricing for the selected Pricing View Options. Cost and Retail pricing columns are grouped together by the specified options (which are selected by checking the boxes in the "Pricing View Options" area). Also by default is the "Active Only" option which reduces the displayed items to only the active options in your catalog.
This screen shot shows Hardware Pricing for a catalog.
In the red square are the details for the items contained in the catalog. The hardware details are grouped under "Hardware Items" with the prices for each item in the grouped columns called "Pricing" which is divided into Cost and Retail.
The red circles display the matrix of prices for the Finishes that are available in the catalog. The pricing columns Cost and Retail are grouped by the Finish Code.
For Hardware Pricing, the cells highlighted with a grey background are non-editable. This means that for the part you have selected the finish has not been added to this part. If the item is not sold without a finish then you should not enter pricing.