JP2009251849A - Commodity price management system, control method and program for commodity price management system - Google Patents

Commodity price management system, control method and program for commodity price management system Download PDF

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JP2009251849A
JP2009251849A JP2008097843A JP2008097843A JP2009251849A JP 2009251849 A JP2009251849 A JP 2009251849A JP 2008097843 A JP2008097843 A JP 2008097843A JP 2008097843 A JP2008097843 A JP 2008097843A JP 2009251849 A JP2009251849 A JP 2009251849A
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To vary discount rate for the commodity by an operation of an electronic POP apparatus which is installed in a sales floor. <P>SOLUTION: The electronic POP apparatus 2 is provided with: a display section 31 for displaying a commodity advertizing image; a display control section 61 for carrying out a display control on the display section 31; a time table storing section 52 for storing a table which is associated with attribute information indicating the discount rate for each commodity; a rewriting operation section for rewriting at least the attribute information for each commodity in the time table; and a radio communication section 35 for transmitting the rewritten result of the time table. In addition, a POS server 4 is provided with: a commodity master DB 81 for storing the commodity master; a communication mechanism 73 for receiving the rewritten result; and commodity master rewriting sections 74 and 83 for rewriting the discount rate for each commodity in the commodity master, on the basis of the rewritten result. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2010,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention relates to a product price management system configured to connect an electronic POP device and a POS server via a network and manage the price of each product, a control method for the product price management system, and a program.

2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, a POS system that includes a plurality of POP display devices that display POP advertisements and a store controller that performs data management and price management of each product is known (see Patent Document 1). This store controller stores product data of each product including a unit price, schedule data related to the display of the POP display device, and display data of each POP advertisement that is a display candidate, and stores a plurality of POP display devices. The display is managed. Further, the operation unit of each POP display device is configured to be able to set / change schedule data and display data by communicating with the store controller.
Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 5-128371

  However, in such a POS system, when a person in charge at each sales floor discounts each product at the sales floor, the display setting of the POP display device is changed so as to display a POP advertisement related to the discount, and the store controller's It was necessary to rewrite the product data and change the discount amount of the product. For this reason, there is a problem that two operations must be performed by changing the display setting and changing the product data, and the operation of discounting the product is complicated. Further, since the price management of the merchandise is performed by the store controller, it is necessary to move from each sales floor to a place where the store controller is located and to change merchandise data by the operation unit of the store controller. This also causes work to be complicated.

  It is an object of the present invention to provide a product price management system, a control method for a product price management system, and a program that can change the discount amount of a product by an operation on an electronic POP device installed at a sales floor.

  The product price management system of the present invention is a product price management system in which an electronic POP device and a POS server are connected via a network, and the electronic POP device includes a display unit for displaying product advertisement information, a display A display control unit that performs display control of a unit, a table storage unit that stores a table in which attribute information indicating a discount amount of the product is associated with each product, and at least rewrites attribute information of each product in the table A rewriting operation unit, and a transmission unit that transmits a table rewriting result by the rewriting operation unit to a POS server. The POS server includes, for each product, a unit price of the product, a discount amount of the product, A product master storage unit that stores a product master associated with a table, a receiving unit that receives a table rewrite result from the electronic POP device, and a table rewrite Based on the results, at least, characterized in that and a product master rewriting unit for rewriting the discount amount of each product in the product master.

  The control method of the commodity price management system of the present invention includes an electronic POP including a display section, a table storage section that stores attribute information indicating the discount amount of the commodity for each commodity, and a transmission section. A POS server provided with a product master storage unit that stores a product master in which a unit price of the product and a discount amount of the product are associated with each other, and a receiving unit via a network. A control method for a connected product price management system, wherein the electronic POP device displays a product advertisement information on a display unit, and at least a table rewrite step for rewriting attribute information of each product in the table, And a transmission step of transmitting the table rewriting result to the POS server by the transmission unit, and the POS server receives the table by the reception unit. A reception step of receiving a replacement result from the electronic POP device, and a product master rewriting step of rewriting at least a discount amount of each product in the product master based on the table rewriting result, To do.

  According to these configurations, when the electronic POP device has a table in which attribute information is associated with each product, and the attribute information in the table is rewritten, the POS server can change the POS server based on the table rewriting result. Rewrite the discount amount of the product master stored in. In this way, the discount amount of the product master is changed in accordance with the operation on the electronic POP device, so that the person in charge at each sales floor does not have to move to a place where the POS server is located, and changes the discount amount of the product. It can be done easily. The discount amount referred to here represents a discount rate (for example, 2 discounts) or a discount amount (for example, 1000 yen discount).

  In the product price management system, the table storage unit stores, for each product, a time table that associates the attribute information of the product, the product advertisement information of the product, and the display time zone of the product advertisement information. The display control unit preferably performs display control of the display unit according to the time table.

  According to this configuration, since the table storage unit stores the time table, the display time of each product advertisement information can be easily managed and changed. Further, since the product advertisement information corresponding to the attribute information is automatically displayed according to the time table, it is not necessary for the person in charge at each sales floor to change the displayed product advertisement information every time the discount amount is changed.

  In this case, the rewriting operation unit can further rewrite the product advertisement information to be displayed in each display time zone, and the product master rewriting unit can change each item in the product master according to the display time zone of each product advertisement information. It is preferable to rewrite the discount amount of the product.

  According to this configuration, when the product advertisement information displayed in each display time zone is rewritten, the rewriting result is transmitted to the POS server. The POS server receives the rewriting result, and acquires the display time zone of each product advertisement information from the rewriting result. Thereafter, the product master rewriting unit rewrites the discount amount of each product in the product master in accordance with the display time zone of each product advertisement information. That is, in each display time period, the product master is written so that the discount amount of each advertisement product indicated by the attribute information associated with the product advertisement information to be displayed matches the discount amount of each advertisement product on the product master. Change. Thus, the discount amount corresponding to the display schedule of the electronic POP device can be changed.

  In this case, it is preferable that the display control unit displays the time table on the display unit, and the rewrite operation unit rewrites the displayed time table.

  According to this configuration, the display unit displays the time table, and the person in charge at each sales floor rewrites the time table while viewing the display. That is, since the time table can be rewritten using the display unit of the product advertisement information, the rewriting work can be easily performed.

  In this case, the electronic POP device further includes a coupon issuing unit that prints / issues a coupon corresponding to the product advertisement information displayed on the display unit, and the coupon issuing unit is associated with the product advertisement information as the coupon. It is preferable to print and issue a discount coupon for discounting the merchandise being sold by the discount amount indicated by the attribute information.

  According to this configuration, by issuing a discount coupon for the advertisement product, the sale of the advertisement product is promoted. In addition, a discount coupon that is consistent with the displayed product advertisement information can be issued. In addition, even when discount coupons are issued only for a limited time, such as time services, and products are cleared after the time service time zone, time coupons are offered by presenting the discount coupon. You can prove that you put it in the basket.

  A program according to the present invention causes a computer to execute each step in the control method of the commodity price management system.

  According to this configuration, the above-described control method for the product information providing apparatus can be executed simply by installing this program in the computer.

  Hereinafter, a POS system (commodity price management system) according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings. This POS system (Point Of Sales System) manages the price of each product and provides product information to a customer using a plurality of electronic POP devices.

  FIG. 1 is a system configuration diagram of a POS system 1 of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 1, a POS system 1 includes a plurality of electronic POP (Point Of Purchase) devices 2 installed at various sales floors of a store, a base station 3 connected to the plurality of electronic POP devices 2, and a base station. 3 and a POS server 4 that comprehensively manages various information (such as price management information and inventory management information) in the store. The POS server 4 is connected to the Internet INT. The base station 3 and the POS server 4 are connected by a LAN 5.

  The base station 3 is wirelessly connected to a plurality of electronic POP devices 2 (wireless LAN communication, PHS data communication, etc.) and wiredly connected to a POS server 4 (LAN communication), and an access point (relay) between the two. Machine). In addition, although a wired connection may be used for connection with a plurality of electronic POP devices 2, it is preferable to use a wireless connection in order to facilitate the installation of each electronic POP device 2.

  Next, the electronic POP device 2 will be described with reference to FIGS. 2 is an external perspective view of the electronic POP device 2, FIG. 3 is a control block diagram of the electronic POP device 2, FIG. 4 is a diagram showing image file names that are display candidates, and FIG. 5 is a time table. It is a figure. As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the electronic POP device 2 includes a device main body 11 and a remote controller 12 for rewriting the time table of the electronic POP device 2 (device main body 11). The remote controller 12 is owned by the person in charge at the sales floor where the electronic POP device 2 is installed or the store owner of the main store. That is, only the person in charge and the owner who are the owners of the remote controller 12 can rewrite the time table of the electronic POP device 2, so that the customer cannot rewrite the time table without permission. ing. In addition, the structure which prevents rewriting by a customer by password and fingerprint authentication may be sufficient.

  The remote controller 12 includes a small display 13 that displays various information, various operation element groups 14, and an operation signal transmission unit 15 that transmits operation signals of the various operation element groups 14 to the apparatus main body 11. The various operator groups 14 include a setting button 17 for starting setting of the electronic POP device 2 (time table rewriting), an upper button 18, a lower button 19, and a selection button 20 for selecting various items. is doing. When the owner of the remote controller 12 (hereinafter referred to as a user) points the remote controller 12 toward the apparatus main body 11 and presses the setting button 17, the electronic POP apparatus 2 displays a table rewriting screen (see D2 in FIG. 8). To do. Thereafter, the user uses the up and down buttons 18 and 19 to select each item and presses the selection button 20 to confirm the selected item.

  The apparatus main body 11 includes a display unit 31 that displays a plurality of product advertisement images (product advertisement information), an issue button 32, a print unit 33 that prints / issues a discount coupon C triggered by pressing of the issue button 32, and a remote controller Remote control light receiving sensor 34 for receiving 12 operation signals, wireless communication unit (transmitting unit) 35 for performing wireless communication, timer 36 for acquiring the current time, storage unit 37 for storing various storage data, and the like And a control unit 38 for controlling. These are accommodated in one housing 39 and formed integrally. In addition, a pair of legs 40 and 40 are provided at the bottom of the casing 39 so as to extend in the front-rear direction of the electronic POP device 2 and allow the casing 39 to stand. Note that the discount coupon C here means a discount service ticket that provides a discount service for a product.

  The display unit 31 includes a flat display panel such as an organic EL display. The display unit 31 displays a product advertisement image for advertising a product. In the drawing, as a product advertisement image, an image of a product (such as a milk pack), a product name, and a description of the product are displayed. The product advertisement image may be a still image or a moving image as long as it is a product promotion image.

  The issue button 32 is an operation element for inputting a coupon issue trigger. When the customer presses the issue button 32, the discount coupon C is printed / issued by the printing unit 33 if the predetermined condition is satisfied.

  The printing unit 33 is printed by the paper supply unit that supplies and conveys the printing paper T wound in a roll shape, the printing head that prints the print data of the discount coupon C on the printing paper T, and the printing head. A discharge port 45 that discharges the printing paper T from the inside of the housing 39 and a paper cutter 46 that is formed facing the lower side of the discharge port 45 and is used for cutting the printing paper T are provided (note that the paper (The supply unit and the print head are not shown). When issuing a coupon, the printing unit 33 prints print data on the printing paper T by selectively driving the heating elements of the print head while the printing paper T is conveyed by the paper supply unit. At this time, the printed portions (printed portions) on the printing paper T are sequentially discharged from the discharge port 45. When printing is completed, the printing paper T is sent by the paper supply unit until the entire printing portion is discharged from the discharge port 45. In this way, the printing paper T on which the print data is printed is issued as a discount coupon C. The user cuts out the printed portion discharged from the discharge port 45 using the paper cutter 46 and obtains a discount coupon C.

  The remote control light receiving sensor 34 receives the operation signal transmitted from the operation signal transmission unit 15 of the remote control 12. The wireless communication unit 35 performs wireless communication with the base station 3. Mainly, when the time table is rewritten, the rewritten time table is transmitted to the POS server 4. The timer 36 is for acquiring year, month, day, hour, minute, and second as the current time.

  The storage unit 37 includes an image file storage unit 51, a time table storage unit (table storage unit) 52, and a print data file storage unit 53.

  The image file storage unit 51 stores an image file of each product advertisement image that is a display candidate. The image file includes the file name of the image file (hereinafter referred to as image file name). Note that the image file name of the product advertisement image as a display candidate has one common format. Here, the common format of the image file name will be described.

  FIG. 4 is a diagram showing image file names of product advertisement images that are display candidates. As shown in the figure, each image file name has a product designation code, an attribute code (attribute information), and an extension code as a common format.

  The product designation code is a code indicating the product name of the product to be advertised. The attribute code is a code indicating the attribute of the image file. The attribute code includes a type code indicating the type of image file such as “X”: product advertisement, “T”: time service, “Q”: coupon issue, “010”: 10% OFF, “020”: 20%. It is composed of a discount rate code indicating a discount rate for an advertising product such as OFF. The extension code is an extension indicating the file format of the image file. For example, in the image file name “Product A Promo-X010.jpg”, the product designation code is “Product A Promo”, the attribute code is “X010”, and the extension code is “.jpg”. That is, the image file name indicates that the product name of the product to be advertised in the product advertisement image is “product A”, the product advertisement image is related to “product advertisement”, and the product advertisement image indicates “ “10% OFF” and that the file format of the image file is “JGP file”.

  The time table storage unit 52 stores a time table (table) for managing the display of the product advertisement image on the display unit 11. The time table is a table in which a display time zone is associated with an image file name of a product advertisement image displayed in the display time zone (see FIG. 5). Furthermore, in each display time zone, ON / OFF setting indicating whether or not to display the product advertisement image is performed. In the display time zone set to “ON”, the associated product advertisement image is displayed, and in the display time zone set to “OFF”, the product advertisement image is not displayed. Instead of the display time zone (X: XX to Y: YY), only the start time (X: XX to) at which display is started may be stored.

  The print data file storage unit 53 stores a print data file of the discount coupon C corresponding to each product advertisement image. Strictly speaking, the image file name of the product advertisement image related to “issue coupon” and the print data file are stored in association with each other. The print data file is created so as to print the product indicated by the corresponding image file name and the discount coupon C with the discount rate. That is, in the discount coupon C to be printed, the product to be discounted is the product indicated by the product code, and the discount rate is the discount rate indicated by the discount rate code. For example, a print data file of a discount coupon C for discounting the product “Ox Milk” at a discount rate “10% OFF” for the image file name “O × Milk Promo-Q010.jpg” is stored.

  The control unit 38 includes a display control unit 61, a print control unit 62, and a rewrite control unit 63. The display control unit 61 displays the product advertisement image on the display unit 31 according to the time table on the time table storage unit 52. Strictly speaking, the display control unit 61 acquires the current time from the timer 36, and acquires the ON / OFF setting of the display time zone to which the current time belongs from the time table. When “ON” is set, an image file name corresponding to the display time zone is acquired. When the image file name is acquired, the image file corresponding to the image file name is acquired from the image file storage unit 51, and the product advertisement image of the image file is displayed. If “OFF” is set, the product advertisement image is not displayed.

  The print control unit 62 causes the printing unit 33 to print / issue a discount coupon C corresponding to the displayed product advertisement image when the issue button 32 is pressed. Strictly speaking, when the issue button 32 is pressed, the print control unit 62 acquires the current time from the timer 36, and acquires the ON / OFF setting of the display time zone to which the current time belongs from the time table. When “ON” is set, an image file name corresponding to the display time zone is acquired. Next, the type of the product advertisement image is extracted from the type code of the acquired image file name. When the type is “issue coupon”, the print data file corresponding to the image file name is acquired from the print table. . Thereafter, the print data of the print data file is printed on the printing unit 33 and a discount coupon C is issued. That is, when the display time zone is set to “OFF” or the type is not “coupon issue”, no coupon is issued even when the issue button 32 is pressed.

  Due to the association of the print table, in this coupon issuing operation, the product corresponding to the product code and discount rate code of the image file name and the discount coupon C of the discount rate are issued. As a result, sales of advertising products are promoted. Further, a discount coupon C that is consistent with the displayed product advertisement image can be issued. Further, even when the discount coupon C is issued only for a limited time such as time service, and the product is cleared after the time service time zone, the time service time can be obtained by presenting the discount coupon C. You can prove that you have put a belt product in the basket. Note that the coupon issuing unit referred to in the claims includes a printing control unit 62 and a printing unit 33.

  The rewrite control unit 63 performs control related to a time table rewrite operation. A table rewriting screen (see D2 in FIG. 8) is displayed on the display unit 31 via the display control unit 61 to prompt the user to rewrite the time table. The rewriting control unit 63 displays a time table as a table rewriting screen. The user rewrites the time table while viewing this display. Thus, since the time table is rewritten using the display unit 31 of the product advertisement image, the rewriting work can be easily performed.

  Next, the POS server 4 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 6 is a control block diagram of the POS server 4. The POS server 4 has the same configuration as a general computer, and includes a display mechanism 71, an input mechanism 72, a communication mechanism (reception unit) 73, a CPU 74, a ROM 75, a RAM 76, and a hard disk (HDD) 77.

  The display mechanism 71 is for confirming the input contents and error display by the input mechanism 72 and the management state of each electronic POP device 2. The input mechanism 72 is configured with a keyboard, a mouse, and the like. The communication mechanism 73 is connected to the LAN 5 and is used for communication with each electronic POP device 2 and the POS server 4.

  The CPU 74 is a central control device that has a timer function for acquiring the current time and controls the entire POS server 4. The ROM 75 stores a basic program for the CPU 74 to perform various controls, and the RAM 76 is used as a work area. The hard disk 77 stores various data including a product master DB (product master storage unit) 81 and a table DB 82 and stores various control programs including a product master rewriting program 83.

  The product master DB 81 is a database that stores a product master indicating a unit price and a discount rate for each product. Strictly speaking, the unit price and the discount rate are stored in correspondence with the product ID and the product name.

  The table DB 82 stores the time table of each electronic POP device 2 received by the communication mechanism 73. The latest time table is stored for each electronic POP device 2.

  The product master rewriting program 83 is a program for rewriting the product master DB 81 based on the time table of each electronic POP device 2. The CPU 74 (product master rewriting unit) that executes the product master rewriting program 83 reads each time table in the table DB 82 every time the time table is received and every start time of each display time zone. Therefore, the discount rate of each product on the product master DB 81 is rewritten.

  Next, a time table rewriting operation by the electronic POP device 2 will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 7 is a flowchart of the main rewriting operation, and FIG. 8 is a diagram showing a screen transition diagram of the main rewriting operation in the display unit 31. As shown in both drawings, this operation is executed when an operation signal transmitted when the user presses the setting button 17 of the remote controller 12 is received by the remote control light receiving sensor 34. When the operation signal of the setting button 17 is received (S1: Yes), the electronic POP device 2 displays a table rewriting screen by the rewriting control unit 63 (S2) (D2 in FIG. 8).

  Here, the user makes settings / changes using the respective controls of the remote controller 12 while viewing the table rewriting screen. When the upper button 18 or the lower button 19 is pressed, the electronic POP device 2 causes the rewrite control unit 63 to sequentially select each display time zone as a selection item and highlight the selection item (S3). When the selection button 20 is pressed, the electronic POP device 2 sets the selected item as a confirmed item by the rewrite control unit 63 (S4). The user uses the up button 18 and the down button 19 to select a desired display time zone (set as a selection item) and presses the selection button 20 to set it (set as a set item). It should be noted that the display time zones that are selection candidates are not limited to those displayed in the display area, and the display scrolls up and down so that a number of display time zones can be selected.

  When the display time zone is determined, the electronic POP device 2 displays a plurality of image file names on the table rewriting screen by the rewriting control unit 63 (S5) (D4 in FIG. 8). Similarly to the selection of the display time zone, the image file name is sequentially selected as the selection item from the operation of the upper button 18 and the lower button 19 (S6), and the selection item is determined from the operation of the selection button 20 (S7). If the selection button 20 is pressed without pressing the upper button 18 or the lower button 19, the image file name before the change is fixed.

  When the image file name is determined, ON / OFF setting of the product advertisement image is performed. On the table rewriting screen, a square frame is displayed. If there is a black dot in the frame, “ON” is displayed, and if there is no black dot, “OFF” is displayed. When the upper button 18 or the lower button 19 is pressed, the electronic POP device 2 changes the existing ON / OFF setting by the rewrite control unit 63 (S8). That is, in the case of “ON” setting, the setting is changed to “OFF” and the black point in the frame is erased. In the case of “OFF” setting, the setting is changed to “ON” and the black point in the frame is displayed. When the selection button 20 is pressed, the electronic POP device 2 determines the setting by the rewrite control unit 63 (S9).

  When the ON / OFF setting is confirmed, the electronic POP device 2 causes the rewrite control unit 63 to change the time table on the time table storage unit 52 to each of these confirmed settings (S10). When the time table is changed, the changed time table is transmitted to the POS server 4 by the wireless communication unit 35 (S11). The electronic POP device 2 may cancel the transmission of the time table when it is determined that there is no change in the time table as a result of these operations.

  When changing the discount rate of each product, the product file name is changed to a product file name that is different only in the discount rate code by this rewriting operation. For example, by changing the product file name “O × Milk Promo-X010.jpg” to the product file name “O × Milk Promo-X020.jpg”, the discount rate is changed from “10% OFF” to “20% OFF”. Change to Furthermore, it can be changed so as not to be discounted by rewriting the product file name “O × Milk Promo-X000.jpg”. As described above, the rewrite operation unit described in the claims includes the remote controller 12, the display unit 31, the display control unit 61, and the rewrite control unit 63.

  Next, the rewriting operation of the product master DB 81 based on the time table of each electronic POP device 2 will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 9 is a flowchart of the merchandise master rewriting process. This rewriting operation is executed every time the POS server 4 receives the time table and every time the display time zone starts. Further, it is executed by performing a merchandise master rewriting process on all the time tables stored in the table DB 82. Here, the product master rewriting process will be described.

  As shown in FIG. 9, first, the POS server 4 reads one time table as a target from the table DB 82 by the product master rewriting program 83 (S21). When the target time table is read, the ON / OFF setting of the display time zone to which the current time belongs is acquired from the read time table (S22). If it is “OFF” setting (S23: No), this process is terminated.

  On the other hand, if the setting is “ON” (S23: Yes), an image file name corresponding to the display time zone is acquired from the read time table (S24). When the image file name is acquired, the type of the product advertisement image is extracted from the type code of the image file name (S25). When the type of the product advertisement image is “issue coupon” (S26: A), this process ends.

  On the other hand, when the type of the product advertisement image is “product advertisement” or “time service” (S26: B), the product name is extracted from the product code of the image file name (S27), and the product advertisement is further extracted from the discount code. The discount rate of the image is extracted (S28). After extracting the product name and the discount rate, the discount rate of the product with the extracted product name in the product master is changed to the extracted discount rate (S29). By performing this product master rewriting process on all timetables, the discount rate of each timetable is reflected in the product master.

  Note that, when two or more electronic POP devices 2 display product advertisement images of the same product, the discount rates in the same time zone for the product may be different between the electronic POP devices 2. In such a case, if the merchandise master is adjusted to one of the discount rates, there is a problem that consistency with the other time table cannot be obtained. Therefore, it is preferable to install only one electronic POP device 2 for each sales floor and advertise each product in one product category using only one electronic POP device 2.

  According to the above configuration, when the electronic POP device 2 has a table in which attribute information (attribute code) is associated with each product, and the attribute information in the table is rewritten, the POS server 4 rewrites the table. Based on the result, the discount rate of the product master stored in the POS server 4 is rewritten. Thus, since the discount rate of the product master is changed in accordance with the operation on the electronic POP device 2, the person in charge at each sales floor does not need to move to a place where the POS server 4 exists, and the discount rate of the product is reduced. Changes can be made easily.

  Further, in order to rewrite the discount rate of the product master according to the change of the display setting of the product advertisement image, the display setting of the product advertisement image and the rewriting of the product master, which are performed when the discount rate is changed, are performed by one operation. be able to.

  Furthermore, since the electronic POP device 2 stores the time table, the display time of each product advertisement image can be easily managed and changed. Moreover, since the product advertisement image corresponding to the attribute information is automatically displayed according to the time table, it is not necessary for the person in charge at each sales floor to change the displayed product advertisement image every time the discount rate is changed.

  Furthermore, the POS server 4 rewrites the product master so that the discount rate of each advertising product on the time schedule and the discount rate of each advertising product on the product master in each display time zone match. The discount rate corresponding to the display schedule of the electronic POP device 2 can be changed.

  In this embodiment, a discount rate (for example, 10% OFF) is used as a discount amount for discounting a product. However, a discount amount (for example, 1000 yen discount) may be used as the discount amount.

  In the present embodiment, the image file name includes the product name, type, and discount rate, and the time table is a table that stores the image file name for each display time zone. However, a table storing image file names, products, types, and discount rates may be used for each display time period.

  In the present embodiment, the electronic POP device 2 rewrites the time table corresponding to the display diagram of the product advertisement image, and the POS server 4 reflects the rewrite result on the discount amount of the product master. The electronic POP device 2 has a table storing discount amounts for each product, the electronic POP device 2 rewrites the table, and the POS server 4 reflects the rewriting result on the discount amount of the product master. There may be. That is, the rewriting operation reflected in the product master in the electronic POP device 2 need not be a rewriting operation related to the display of the product advertisement image as long as it can be reflected in the discount amount of the product master.

  Furthermore, in the present embodiment, when the time table is rewritten, the rewritten time table itself is sent to the POS server 4 as a rewritten result. However, as the rewritten result, the time table is rewritten. The rewriting history may be transmitted to the POS server 4. In such a case, the POS server 4 changes the product master based on the rewriting history.

  Furthermore, in the present embodiment, the discount coupon C is issued triggered by a user operation (pressing the issue button 32). However, one discount coupon C is discharged at the start time of the display time zone, and it is pulled out. The next coupon may be issued with this as a trigger.

  In the present embodiment, each electronic POP device 2 is configured to store an image file and a print data file. However, these data are stored on the POS server 4, and each electronic POP device 2 is stored. The configuration may be shared between them. In such a case, each electronic POP device 2 acquires these data from the POS server 4, displays a product advertisement image, and issues a discount coupon C.

1 is a system configuration diagram of a POS system according to an embodiment of the present invention. 1 is an external perspective view of an electronic POP device. It is a control block diagram of an electronic POP device. It is the figure which showed the image file name used as a display candidate. It is the figure which showed the time table. It is a control block diagram of a POS server. It is the flowchart shown about the rewriting operation | movement of a time table. It is the screen transition figure which showed an example of the rewriting operation | movement of a time table. It is the flowchart which showed the goods master rewriting process.

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  1: POS system 2: Electronic POS device 4: POS server 12: Remote controller 31: Display unit 33: Printing unit 35: Wireless communication unit 52: Table storage unit 61: Display control unit 62: Print control unit 63: Rewrite control unit 73: Communication mechanism 74: CPU 81: Product master DB 83: Product master rewrite program

Claims (7)

  1. A product price management system in which an electronic POP device and a POS server are connected via a network,
    The electronic POP device is
    A display for displaying product advertisement information;
    A display control unit that performs display control of the display unit;
    A table storage unit that stores a table in which attribute information indicating a discount amount of the product is associated with each product;
    At least a rewrite operation unit for rewriting the attribute information of each product in the table;
    A transmission unit that transmits a result of rewriting the table by the rewriting operation unit to the POS server,
    The POS server
    For each product, a product master storage unit that stores a product master that associates the unit price of the product and the discount amount of the product,
    A receiving unit for receiving the rewriting result of the table from the electronic POP device;
    A product price management system comprising: a product master rewriting unit that rewrites at least the discount amount of each product in the product master based on a result of rewriting the table.
  2. The table storage unit stores, for each product, a time table that associates the attribute information of the product, product advertisement information of the product, and a display time zone of the product advertisement information,
    The commodity price management system according to claim 1, wherein the display control unit performs display control of the display unit according to the time table.
  3. The rewrite operation unit can further rewrite the product advertisement information displayed in each display time zone,
    3. The product price management system according to claim 2, wherein the product master rewriting unit rewrites the discount amount of each product in the product master in accordance with a display time zone of each product advertisement information.
  4. The display control unit displays the time table on the display unit,
    4. The commodity price management system according to claim 2, wherein the rewriting operation unit rewrites the displayed time table.
  5. The electronic POP device is
    A coupon issuing unit that prints and issues a coupon corresponding to the product advertisement information displayed on the display unit;
    The coupon issuing unit prints and issues a discount coupon for discounting a product associated with the product advertisement information with a discount amount indicated by the attribute information as the coupon. The product price management system according to any one of the above items.
  6. An electronic POP device comprising: a display unit; a table storage unit that stores attribute information indicating a discount amount of the product for each product; and a transmission unit;
    A POS server including a product master storage unit that stores a product master in which a unit price of the product and a discount amount of the product are associated with each other and a receiving unit are connected via a network. A control method for a commodity price management system,
    The electronic POP device is
    A display step of displaying the product advertisement information by the display unit;
    At least a table rewriting step for rewriting the attribute information of each product in the table;
    A transmission step of transmitting the result of rewriting the table to the POS server by the transmission unit;
    The POS server is
    A receiving step of receiving the rewriting result of the table from the electronic POP device by the receiving unit;
    A product master rewriting step of rewriting at least the discount amount of each product in the product master based on a result of rewriting the table.
  7.   The program for making a computer perform each step in the control method of the goods price management system of Claim 6.
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