JP6044627B2 - Product sales data processing apparatus and program - Google Patents

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JP6044627B2
JP6044627B2 JP2014266625A JP2014266625A JP6044627B2 JP 6044627 B2 JP6044627 B2 JP 6044627B2 JP 2014266625 A JP2014266625 A JP 2014266625A JP 2014266625 A JP2014266625 A JP 2014266625A JP 6044627 B2 JP6044627 B2 JP 6044627B2
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栄二 石村
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宣嘉 篠▲崎▼
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The present invention relates to a merchandise sales data processing apparatus and program .

  In a bakery that sells bread and cakes, a store clerk may operate a POS (Point Of Sales) register to register goods and perform accounting work, and may further pack food such as bread. In this case, a store clerk who handles food such as bread is taking care not to touch the money directly with that hand. For example, conventionally, in a store such as a bakery, a store clerk performs a work of wearing gloves when packing food such as bread, and removing gloves when exchanging money with a customer. Also, for example, in such a store, using a two-person POS register system having a product registration device that executes product registration processing and an accounting device that executes accounting processing (see, for example, Patent Document 1), It may be possible to solve the problem of hygiene by separating one store clerk who registers a product and packs the product from another store clerk who handles accounting and handles money.

JP 2012-168974 A

However, when a two-person POS register system is used, it is necessary to place two clerk at the POS counter, and it is a broader way to install a product registration device and an accounting device along the flow line of the purchased product. Space is needed.
The present invention has been made in view of the above circumstances, and an object of the present invention is to provide a merchandise sales data processing apparatus that can realize space saving and perform accounting work hygienically.

[1] In order to solve the above-described problem, a merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention is a merchandise sales data processing apparatus that can be operated by opposing merchandise registrants and customers. An operation receiving unit provided with the input unit facing toward, a first display unit provided with the display surface facing the product registrant side, and a second provided with the display surface facing the customer side A control unit for executing a display unit, a change machine provided with a deposit port and a withdrawal port facing the customer side, a product registration process for registering a product, and an accounting process after depositing into the change machine and a section, the input section or the first display portion of the operation receiving part includes accounting key to perform the accounting to the control unit, the second display unit, said control unit with accounting key to perform the accounting, the control unit may first Product registration processing for the second customer who is the next customer can be executed while the customer is depositing the change machine, and product registration for the second customer is performed while the first customer is depositing the change machine. when executing the processing, in the second running of the commodity registration processing for the customer, the first being the product registration process payment total amount more than the amount obtained based on to customers, accounting of the one When the key is pressed, the accounting process for the first customer is executed.
[2] In the merchandise sales data processing apparatus of the above-mentioned [1], wherein, after the first total amount more than the amount obtained on the basis of the commodity registration processing for the customer is credited, the one The accounting process for the first customer may be executed when a predetermined time elapses without the accounting key being pressed.

[3] In order to solve the above-described problem, the program according to one aspect of the present invention can be operated by opposing product registrants and customers, and is an operation reception provided with the input unit facing the product registrant side. A first display unit provided with a display surface facing the product registrant side, a second display unit provided with the display surface facing the customer side, a deposit port on the customer side, and A merchandise sales data processing apparatus comprising a change machine provided with a withdrawal port, and executing a merchandise registration process for registering merchandise and an accounting process after depositing into the change machine, input unit or the first display portion of the operation receiving part includes accounting key to execute the pre Machinery meter processing, the second display unit is provided with a accounting key to execute the accounting, the To the second customer who is the next customer while depositing the change machine by one customer Commodity registration processing is a program for causing a computer to function as a viable product sales data processing apparatus, the computer, the product commodity registration means for executing registration processing, accounting for executing the accounting for When the merchandise registration process for the second customer is executed during the deposit by the first customer into the change machine, the merchandise registration process of the merchandise registration process for the second customer is performed. During execution, the amount of money equal to or greater than the total amount obtained based on the product registration processing for the first customer is deposited , and the accounting processing for the first customer is performed by pressing one of the accounting keys. Run.

  According to the present invention, space saving can be realized and accounting work can be performed hygienically.

1 is a perspective view of an appearance of a merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to a first embodiment of the present invention. It is a perspective view of the appearance from another viewpoint of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to the first embodiment. It is a top view of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus which is 1st Embodiment when it sees from the customer side. It is a block diagram showing the example of the electrical structure of a merchandise sales data processing apparatus. It is an example of the goods registration screen displayed on the display part for customers with execution of goods registration processing by a control part. It is an example of the product registration end screen displayed on the customer display unit when the subtotal key is pressed by the store clerk. It is an example of the accounting start screen displayed on the display part for customers in the state where money was inserted by the customer and the change machine counted bills and money. It is an example of the accounting screen displayed on the display unit for customers when the accounting key is pressed by the customer. It is an example of the accounting end screen displayed on the customer display unit when the receipt issuing unit discharges the accounting receipt. It is a flowchart which shows the example of the process sequence of merchandise sales data processing. It is a flowchart which shows the example of the process sequence of merchandise sales data processing. It is a perspective view of the external appearance of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus which is the 2nd Embodiment of this invention. It is a perspective view of the appearance from another viewpoint of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to the second embodiment. It is a top view of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus of 2nd Embodiment when it sees from the customer side. It is a perspective view of the external appearance of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus which is 3rd Embodiment. It is a perspective view of the appearance from another viewpoint of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to the third embodiment. It is the figure which showed the example of the screen displayed on the display part for shop assistants in connection with execution of the goods registration process and payment process with respect to the 1st customer by a control part. It is the figure which showed the example of the screen displayed on the display part for customers with execution of the goods registration process and payment process with respect to the 1st customer by a control part. It is the figure which showed the example of a display of the display part for shop assistants when the goods registration with respect to a 1st customer is completed and a subtotal key is pressed down. It is the figure which showed the example of a display of the display part for customers when the goods registration with respect to a 1st customer is completed and a subtotal key is pressed down. The figure which showed the example of the screen displayed on the display part for shop assistants with the execution of the goods registration process and payment process with respect to the 2nd customer by a control part when the next customer registration key is pressed in the screen of FIG. It is. It is a figure which shows the example of a display of the display part for customers when the money more than the total amount is thrown into the change machine by the 1st customer after the subtotal key is pressed. It is an example of a display of the display part for customers when the end key is pressed on the screen of FIG. It is a figure which shows the example of the error information displayed on the display part for shop assistants, when the subtotal key is pressed on the registration screen with respect to a 2nd customer in the state which the payment process with respect to a 1st customer is not completed. It is a flowchart which shows the example of the procedure of the merchandise registration process of the merchandise sales data process with respect to a 2nd customer. It is a flowchart which shows the example of the procedure of the payment process of merchandise sales data processing.

Hereinafter, embodiments for carrying out the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.
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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the appearance of a merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to the first embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 1 is a perspective view when viewed obliquely from above and on the customer side. FIG. 1 shows the coordinate axes of the orthogonal coordinate system XYZ. The X axis is a horizontal axis of the commodity sales data processing apparatus 1 that is horizontal with respect to the horizontal plane. The Y axis is an axis in the depth direction of the product sales data processing apparatus 1 that is horizontal with respect to the horizontal plane, in other words, the direction toward the customer side. The Z axis is an axis in the height direction of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 orthogonal to the horizontal plane.

  FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the appearance of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 from another viewpoint. FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the clerk side as viewed from the upper front obliquely. FIG. 2 shows a store clerk S (product registrant) and a customer C facing each other across the counter stand 80. Hereinafter, the configuration of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 and 2.

  In FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the same code | symbol is attached | subjected to the same structure. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 includes a store clerk display unit 10 (first display unit), an operation receiving unit 20, a scanner unit 30, a housing 40, and a support unit. 41, a customer display unit 50 (second display unit), a change machine 60, and a receipt issuing unit 70. Moreover, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 includes a control unit (not shown). This control unit is housed in the housing 40 or the counter stand 80. For example, the counter table 80 may include a caster so as to be movable.

  The control unit executes product registration processing for registering purchase of products and accounting processing after depositing into the change machine 60.

  The salesclerk display unit 10 is a display device that displays product registration display information associated with product registration processing executed by the control unit, and displays accounting display information associated with accounting processing executed by the control unit. For example, the product registration display information includes information such as the product name, unit price, discount amount, and quantity of the purchased product. For example, the accounting display information includes information such as a total amount, a deposit amount, a difference (amount of change), and a purchase quantity. The clerk display unit 10 presents the display information to the clerk S.

  For example, the clerk display unit 10 is realized by a liquid crystal display device with a touch panel having an operation reception function. In this case, the control unit displays a GUI (Graphical User Interface) button such as a preset button on the clerk display unit 10 by executing the product registration process and the accounting process. The touch panel receives an operation input of the GUI button and supplies operation information corresponding to the operation to the control unit. That is, the GUI button on the touch panel is an input unit. Depressing (touching) this GUI button is expressed as “depressed”.

  The operation reception unit 20 includes an input unit such as a key. For example, the input unit includes a numeric key for inputting a sales price and a quantity, a preset key associated with a predetermined process, a subtotal key (product registration completion key) for causing the control unit to end the product registration process, and the like. The operation receiving unit 20 may include a current key that causes the control unit to start executing the accounting process. The operation receiving unit 20 receives an operation input of the input unit by the store clerk S according to the execution of the product registration process and the accounting process by the control unit.

  The scanner unit 30 is an optical reader that reads a barcode-shaped product code associated with a product and supplies information on the product code to the control unit during execution of the product registration process by the control unit. For example, the scanner unit 30 is realized by a handy scanner. The scanner unit 30 is hooked on a pedestal provided on the side surface of the housing 40. The scanner unit 30 may be realized by a fixed scanner installed on the counter stand 80 on the store clerk S side.

The customer display unit 50 is a display device that displays product registration display information associated with product registration processing executed by the control unit, and displays accounting display information associated with accounting processing executed by the control unit. The customer display unit 50 presents the display information to the customer C. For example, the customer display unit 50 is realized by a liquid crystal display device with a touch panel having an operation reception function. In this case, the control unit displays a GUI button as an accounting key (accounting button) on the customer display unit 50 by executing the accounting process. The touch panel receives an operation input of the GUI button and supplies operation information corresponding to the operation to the control unit.
The accounting key operated by the customer C may be realized by a hardware key instead of the GUI button. In this case, the keyboard having the accounting key is provided in the vicinity of the customer display unit 50 (for example, right next to or just before the customer display unit 50).

A housing 40 is installed on the counter table 80. However, a mounting surface 81 on which purchased products are placed is secured on the counter table 80 in front of the store clerk S from the housing 40.
A customer display unit 50 is disposed on the counter table 80 in front of the customer C from the housing 40 with the display surface facing the customer C side. The customer display unit 50 may be provided so that the angle between the display surface and the installation surface of the customer display unit 50 can be changed. The installation surface of the customer display unit 50 and the placement surface 81 may be in the same plane or different. For example, the customer display unit 50 is disposed above the placement surface 81 and in the vicinity of the change machine 60.

  The store clerk display unit 10 is attached to the end (upper end) opposite to the installation surface side of the housing 40 installed on the counter table 80 via a support unit 41. That is, the clerk display unit 10 is supported by the support unit 41 fixed to the mounting surface 81 at a position above the mounting surface 81. The clerk display unit 10 is provided with the display surface facing the clerk S side. The operation receiving unit 20 is attached to the support unit 41 or the store clerk display unit 10 and provided with the input unit facing the store clerk S side.

The store clerk display unit 10 is rotatable with respect to a vertical central axis (an axis parallel to the Z axis) of the support unit 41. For example, according to FIG. 1, the salesclerk display unit 10 can swing within a range that does not hit the housing 40. In addition, for example, the display unit 10 for the clerk may be provided so as to be rotatable about 180 degrees (including 180 degrees) from the front direction with respect to the clerk S.
Further, the display unit 10 for the store clerk is, for example, in a range from 0 degrees to about 120 degrees (including 120 degrees) with respect to an axis orthogonal to the vertical center axis of the support section 41 and parallel to the display surface. It may be pivotable within. However, the axis parallel to the display surface here is, for example, an axis parallel to the display surface at a position where the display surface includes the vertical axis. For example, when the clerk display unit 10 is rotated 120 degrees with respect to an axis orthogonal to the vertical center axis of the support unit 41 and parallel to the display surface, the clerk display unit 10 is Will be installed in reverse. Therefore, in this case, the control unit controls the clerk display unit 10 so that the scanning of the display screen is reversed, so that the display is not reversed.

  An advertisement 42 is provided on the surface of the housing 40 on the customer C side. The advertisement 42 may be a paper medium or a resin medium, or may be a display device that displays video and still images.

The change machine 60 is an automatic change machine that accepts the insertion of banknotes and coins by the customer C and performs deposit processing, and discharges banknotes and coins when being changed, refunded, or rejected. The change machine 60 includes a banknote management unit 61, a coin insertion port 64, a coin discharge port 65, and a rejection port 66. The coin insertion port 64, the coin discharge port 65, and the reject port 66 are included in the coin management unit. The banknote management unit 61 includes a banknote insertion port 62 and a banknote discharge port 63. The bill insertion slot 62 is a port for taking in a bill inserted by the customer C. The bill discharge port 63 is a port for discharging bills and reject bills. The bill insertion slot 62 and the bill discharge slot 63 are configured in two stages. For example, in the bill management unit 61, the upper row is the bill insertion port 62 and the lower row is the bill discharge port 63.
Note that the change machine 60 may include only a coin management unit.

  The coin insertion slot 64 is an opening for taking in coins inserted by the customer C. The coin discharge port 65 is a port for discharging a coin as a change, a coin when the money identifying unit included in the change machine 60 fails to be identified, and a coin when the currency identifying unit identifies as a counterfeit coin. The reject port 66 is a port for discharging coins when a cancel operation is performed after depositing. A bill insertion slot 62 and a coin insertion slot 64 are deposit slots. The banknote discharge port 63, the coin discharge port 65, and the reject port 66 are withdrawal ports.

  The receipt issuing unit 70 prints the accounting information obtained by the control unit executing the accounting process on a receipt paper that is a paper medium, and outputs the printed receipt (accounting receipt) from the receipt outlet.

  The change machine 60 and the receipt issuing unit 70 have the bill insertion port 62, the bill discharge port 63, the coin insertion port 64, the coin discharge port 65, the rejection port 66, and the receipt discharge port facing the customer C side. Thus, it protrudes from the customer C side surface (surface parallel to the XZ plane) of the counter stand 80. With this arrangement, when the customer C stands close to the change machine 60, the risk that the toe of the customer C hits the counter stand 80 is reduced. For example, the change machine 60 and the receipt issuing unit 70 are housed in an integral housing, and this housing projects from the side surface of the counter C 80 on the customer C side.

  FIG. 3 is a plan view of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 when viewed from the customer C side. 3, the same components as those in FIG. 1 are denoted by the same reference numerals. FIG. 3 shows the coordinate axes of the orthogonal coordinate system XZ. The X axis is a horizontal axis of the commodity sales data processing apparatus 1 that is horizontal with respect to the horizontal plane. The width (horizontal width) of the product sales data processing apparatus 1 is the size in the X-axis direction. The Z axis is an axis in the height direction of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 orthogonal to the horizontal plane.

  The change machine 60 is disposed below the position where the customer display unit 50 is provided and at a position near the customer display unit 50. As shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, when the surface on which the customer display unit 50 is installed and the placement surface 81 are in the same plane, the change machine 60 is located below the installation surface 81 and the customer display unit. It is disposed at a position near 50.

  In the change machine 60, the coin insertion slot 64 is disposed beside the banknote management unit 61 and at a position below the banknote management unit 61. Specifically, as shown in FIG. 3, a banknote management unit 61 is provided on the left side and a coin slot 64 is provided on the lower right side, with a plane including the line A orthogonal to the XZ plane and parallel to the Z axis. Is done. Further, a coin discharge port 65 is disposed at a position below the banknote management unit 61. With this arrangement, when the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 is viewed from the upper surface side, that is, in the field of view of the customer C, the banknotes inserted into the banknote slot 62 and the banknotes discharged from the banknote outlet 63 64 is not obstructed. Therefore, it is easy to insert bills and coins.

In addition, a reject port 66 is disposed at a position below the coin insertion port 64.
Further, a coin discharge port 65 is disposed at a position below the banknote management unit 61.
For example, the coin discharge port 65 and the reject port 66 are disposed adjacent to each other in the lateral direction (X-axis direction).

  The receipt issuing unit 70 is disposed in the vicinity of the customer display unit 50 and the change machine 60. Specifically, as shown in FIG. 3, the receipt issuing unit 70 is on the right side of the plane including the line A that is orthogonal to the XZ plane and parallel to the Z axis, and at a position above the coin slot 64. Arranged.

  As is apparent from FIGS. 1 to 3, the operation reception unit 20, the store clerk display unit 10, and the customer display unit 50 on the side facing the customer C are arranged so as to be within the approximate width of the change machine 60. It is installed. By arranging the banknote management unit 61 and the coin discharge port 65 in two vertical stages, the width of the change machine 60 can be drastically reduced. Therefore, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 can be reduced to a particularly compact size. Can be realized.

FIG. 4 is a block diagram illustrating an example of an electrical configuration of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1. 4, the same components as those in FIG. 1 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and the description thereof is omitted. As shown in FIG. 4, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 includes a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 100, a ROM (Read Only Memory) 110, a RAM (Random Access Memory) 120, a communication unit 130, and a store clerk display. Unit 10, operation receiving unit 20, scanner unit 30, customer display unit 50, change machine 60, and receipt issuing unit 70.
CPU 100, ROM 110, RAM 120, communication unit 130, store clerk display unit 10, operation receiving unit 20, scanner unit 30, customer display unit 50, change machine 60, and receipt issuing unit 70 Are connected via a signal line and a bus.

  The CPU 100 implements a product registration function and an accounting function by reading and executing a program stored in the ROM 110. The RAM 120 stores, for example, product information (information such as product code, product name, unit price, discount amount, etc.) read from a store computer installed in the store. The RAM 120 stores product registration display information and transaction display information. That is, the control unit includes the CPU 100, the ROM 110, and the RAM 120. The communication unit 130 is an interface that communicates with a store computer and other merchandise sales data processing devices.

Next, an example of display on the customer display unit 50 will be described with reference to FIGS.
FIG. 5 is an example of a product registration screen displayed on the customer display unit 50 as the product registration process is executed by the control unit. FIG. 5 is an example of a screen when one product “Pan au Chocolat” is registered as a product. As shown in FIG. 5, the product name “Pan au Chocolat” of the latest registered product is displayed in a large font along with the quantity and unit price on the product registration screen. The product name and unit price information is registration information. In addition, the control unit displays a history of registered products (registered product information) in a small font on the product registration screen. The control unit also displays the total amount, the total number of points (total number of purchased products), and the discount total (total amount of discount) on the product registration screen.
Note that the control unit can be set not to display the history of registered products.

  FIG. 6 is an example of a product registration end screen displayed on the customer display section 50 when the subtotal key is pressed by the store clerk S. This product registration end screen is a screen for accounting information. When the subtotal key of the operation accepting unit 20 is pressed by the store clerk S, the control unit calculates the total price of the purchased product, and the total price, the total score, and the discount total are displayed on the customer display unit 50. Display. Further, the control unit causes the customer display unit 50 to display the current deposit amount and the change amount. Further, the control unit displays guidance information (for example, “please confirm the total amount and insert money”) prompting the customer C to insert money corresponding to the purchase amount in the customer display unit 50. Display.

  FIG. 7 is an example of a transaction start screen displayed on the customer display unit 50 in a state where money is inserted by the customer C and the change machine 60 counts banknotes and money. When a bill and / or coin is inserted into the change machine 60 by the customer C, the change machine 60 counts the inserted money and notifies the control unit. Next, the control unit displays on the customer display unit 50 the amount of money that has been input (deposit amount) and, if there is a difference between the deposit amount and the total amount, the difference. When the deposit amount is equal to or greater than the total amount, the control unit displays an accounting key that is a GUI button (“accounting”) and guidance information that prompts the customer C to press the accounting key (eg, "Please press the button") is displayed on the display 50 for customers. Here, for example, the control unit may highlight the accounting key until the accounting key is pressed by the customer C. For example, as highlighting, there is a method of displaying the accounting key as if it is three-dimensionally raised (embossed display), or changing the display color of the accounting key with time. Note that when the deposit amount is less than the total amount, the control unit may not display the accounting key. The display information in FIGS. 5 to 7 is product registration display information.

  FIG. 8 is an example of an accounting screen displayed on the customer display unit 50 when the accounting key is pressed by the customer C. When the customer C presses the accounting key, if there is a difference, the control unit discharges bills and / or coins for the difference to the change machine 60 and guides the customer C to receive the change ( For example, “Please receive your change”) is displayed on the customer display unit 50.

  FIG. 9 is an example of a transaction end screen displayed on the customer display unit 50 when the receipt issuing unit 70 discharges the transaction receipt. When the receipt issuing unit 70 discharges the accounting receipt on which the accounting information about the transaction is printed to the discharge port, the control unit prompts the customer C to receive the accounting receipt (for example, “Please receive the receipt”), The information is displayed on the customer display unit 50. The display information in FIGS. 8 and 9 is transaction display information.

Next, the operation of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 will be described.
10 and 11 are flowcharts showing an example of the processing procedure of the merchandise sales data processing 1. When the CPU 100 reads and executes a program stored in the ROM 110, the processing according to this flowchart is started.

  The control unit waits until the key of the input unit in the operation receiving unit 20 is pressed or the barcode scanning is performed by the scanner unit 30. When the scanner 30 scans the barcode associated with the purchased product (step S1: scan), the process proceeds to step S2, and the key of the input unit in the operation reception unit 20 is pressed ( Step S1: key) moves to the process of step S5.

In step S2, the control unit takes in the product code supplied by the scanner unit 30 that has read the barcode.
Next, in step S3, the control unit searches for product master information (product information data table) acquired in advance from the store computer using the product code as a key, and product information (for example, product name, unit price, Extract the lower price).
Next, in step S <b> 4, the control unit displays the product information on the customer display unit 50. Next, a control part returns to the process of step S1.

  On the other hand, in step S5, the control unit obtains operation information from the operation receiving unit 20, and when it is determined that the number key is pressed based on the operation information (step S5: YES), the process proceeds to step S6. If it is determined that a key other than the numeric keys has been pressed (step S5: NO), the process proceeds to step S7.

  In step S <b> 6, the control unit acquires the quantity based on the operation information (number information), and causes the customer display unit 50 to display the quantity. Next, the process returns to step S1.

  In step S7, when it is determined that the subtotal key is pressed based on the operation information (step S7: YES), the control unit moves to the process of step S8, and when it is determined that a key other than the subtotal key is pressed (step S7). S7: NO) returns to the process of step S1.

In step S <b> 8, the control unit displays the transaction information on the customer display unit 50.
Next, in step S9, the control unit waits until the bill C and / or coins are inserted into the change machine 60 by the customer C (step S9: NO).

  In step S10, when a bill and / or coin is inserted into the change machine 60 by the customer C, the control unit displays a transaction start screen on the customer display unit 50 and waits until the transaction key is pressed ( Step S10: NO). The process from step S1 to step S10: NO is a product registration process.

When the accounting key by the customer C is pressed (step S10: YES), in step S1 2, the control unit starts execution of accounting. However, the control unit also starts executing the accounting process in step S12 by pressing the current total key of the operation receiving unit 20 by the store clerk S before the accounting key is pressed by the customer C.
The control unit, banknotes and coins or any from being put into change machine 60 (step S9: YES) a predetermined time (e.g., 1 second) after a lapse may be transferred to Step S1 2 of treatment .

  Next, in step S12, if there is a difference between the deposit amount and the total amount (step S12: YES), the process proceeds to step S13. If there is no difference (step S12: NO), the process proceeds to step S14.

  In step S <b> 13, the control unit discharges the banknotes and / or coins corresponding to the difference to the change machine 60. The change machine 60 detects whether or not banknotes and coins have been removed from the banknote outlet 63 and the coin outlet 65, and notifies the control unit of the detection result. A control part moves to the process of step S14 according to the detection result that the banknote and the coin were removed.

  Next, in step S14, the receipt issuing unit 70 prints the transaction information on the receipt paper, and outputs the printed receipt from the receipt outlet. It should be noted that the change discharge at step S13 and the accounting receipt discharge at step S14 may be executed substantially simultaneously (including simultaneously). Step S10: The processing from YES to step S14 is accounting processing.

  Note that the flowcharts of FIGS. 10 and 11 show the flow of processing according to the operation of scanning the barcode by pressing the numeric key indicating the quantity. For example, the number of discounts or discounts by pressing the numeric key After performing the above, discounts or discounts may be designated by pressing predetermined preset keys (“×”, “%”, “yen discount”).

  As described above, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 according to the first embodiment is a merchandise sales data processing apparatus that can be operated by the opposed merchandise registrant (store clerk S) and the customer C. This merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 includes an operation receiving unit 20 provided with the input unit facing the product registrant side, a salesclerk display unit 10 provided with the display surface facing the product registrant side, and a customer C The customer display unit 50 is provided with the display surface facing the side, and the change machine 60 is provided with the deposit port and the withdrawal port facing the customer C side. In the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the salesclerk display unit 10 is disposed at a position above the placement surface 81 on which the product is placed, and the operation reception unit 20 is at a position above the placement surface 81. Provided.

  The merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 includes an operation receiving unit 20 provided with the input unit facing the product registrant side, a display unit 10 for a clerk provided with the display surface facing the product registrant side, and a product registrant. The customer display unit 50 provided with the display surface facing the customer C side opposite to the customer C, and the change machine 60 provided with the deposit port and the withdrawal port facing the customer C side, It can be operated by the clerk S. Moreover, according to the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the clerk S does not touch money and can perform accounting work hygienically.

  Further, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the clerk display unit 10 is disposed at a position above the placement surface 81 on which the product is placed, and the operation reception unit 20 is at a position above the placement surface 81. It is arranged. Thereby, the salesclerk S who is a product registrant can perform operations such as product registration and product bagging in an easy posture.

  In addition, since the operation reception unit 20, the store clerk display unit 10, and the customer display unit 50 on the side facing the customer C are arranged so as to be substantially within the width of the change machine 60, the product sales data The processing apparatus 1 can be realized in a compact size. In the first embodiment, by arranging the banknote management unit 61 and the coin discharge port 65 in two vertical stages, the width of the change machine 60 can be dramatically reduced, and the size of the commodity sales data processing apparatus 1 can be reduced. This is particularly advantageous for downsizing.

  In addition, the change machine 60 provided with the deposit port and the withdrawal port facing the customer C side is disposed at a position below the placement surface 81 and is for the customer provided with the display surface facing the customer C side. The display unit 50 may be disposed in the vicinity of the change machine 60. Thereby, the display surface of the customer display unit 50 and the deposit port of the change machine 60 can be put in the field of view when the customer C is facing, and the operability of the customer C is improved.

Further, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 may further include a receipt issuing unit 70 provided with the receipt outlet facing the customer C side. In this case, the receipt issuing unit 70 may be disposed in the vicinity of the customer display unit 50 and the change machine 60.
With this configuration, the clerk S does not need to directly contact the accounting receipt, and is hygienic. In addition, immediately after the customer C picks up a change, an accounting receipt can be taken without greatly changing the attitude, and the operability is excellent.

In the product sales data processing apparatus 1, the customer display unit 50 may be disposed at a position above the placement surface 81.
With this configuration, the customer C can see the display surface of the customer display unit 50 in an easy-to-view posture.

Further, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the store clerk display unit 10 can rotate with respect to the central axis in the vertical direction of the support unit 41 fixed to the placement surface 81, or orthogonal to the central axis It may be attached to the support portion 41 so as to be rotatable with respect to a predetermined axis. In a tightening operation such as a date tightening operation, the salesclerk display unit 10 is rotated in the direction of the customer C and used. At the time of fastening operation, the collection money is paid out from the banknote discharge port 63 and the coin discharge port 65 of the change machine 60 by instructing the currency collection by the operation of the display unit 10 for the store clerk by the store clerk S standing at the position of the customer C. Then, a closing report is issued from the receipt issuing unit 70.
That is, for example, at the time of closing operation for collecting accounting information when closing the day, the display unit 10 for the clerk can be changed in the same direction as the receipt outlet of the receipt issuing unit 70 and the outlet of the change machine 60. . Therefore, the tightening operation by the clerk S is facilitated.

The merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 further includes a control unit that executes merchandise registration processing for registering merchandise and accounting processing after depositing into the change machine 60, and includes an input unit of the operation receiving unit 20 or The store clerk display unit 10 may include a subtotal key for ending the product registration process being executed by the control unit, and the customer display unit 50 may include an accounting key for causing the control unit to start executing the accounting process.
According to this configuration, the clerk S performs the product registration completion work, and the customer C performs the accounting process start work. Therefore, the customer C can confirm the amount of purchase at his own pace and put money for payment into the change machine 60. In addition, customer check counters are more efficient.

  Moreover, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the control unit may cause the change machine 60 to start the deposit process when the registration of the merchandise is started.

  Further, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, when the subtotal key is pressed, the control unit causes the change machine 60 to start a deposit process, and a deposit equal to or greater than the total amount obtained based on the merchandise registration process is made. In this case, pressing of the accounting key displayed on the customer display unit 50 may be permitted.

  Further, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the input unit of the operation accepting unit 20 or the store clerk display unit 10 includes an accounting key that causes the control unit to start executing accounting processing, and the control unit obtains based on the product registration process. After depositing an amount that is equal to or greater than the total amount, the accounting process may be executed by pressing any accounting key.

  In addition, in the merchandise sales data processing device 1, after the control unit has received an amount equal to or greater than the total amount obtained based on the merchandise registration process, any accounting key is not pressed and a predetermined time elapses. An accounting process may be executed.

[Second Embodiment]
The second embodiment of the present invention differs from the first embodiment described above in the arrangement of the change machine and the receipt issuing unit. In the second embodiment, the same components as those in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals and description thereof is omitted.

  FIG. 12 is a perspective view of the appearance of a merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to the second embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 12 is a perspective view when viewed from the diagonally front upper side on the customer side. FIG. 12 shows the coordinate axes of the orthogonal coordinate system XYZ. The X axis is a horizontal axis of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a that is horizontal to the horizontal plane. The Y axis is an axis in the depth direction of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a that is horizontal to the horizontal plane, in other words, the direction toward the customer side. The Z axis is an axis in the height direction of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a orthogonal to the horizontal plane.

  FIG. 13 is an external perspective view of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a from another viewpoint. FIG. 13 is a perspective view of the store clerk when viewed from the upper front obliquely. FIG. 13 shows a clerk S (product registrant) and a customer C facing each other across the counter stand 80a. Hereinafter, the configuration of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a will be described with reference to FIGS.

  As shown in FIGS. 12 and 13, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 a includes a store clerk display unit 10 (first display unit), an operation receiving unit 20, a scanner unit 30, a housing 40 a, and a support unit. 41, a customer display unit 50 (second display unit), a change machine 60a, a receipt issuing unit 70a, and a control unit 90. For example, the counter table 80a may include a caster so as to be movable.

  The control unit 90 executes merchandise registration processing for registering merchandise purchase and accounting processing after depositing into the change machine 60a. The control unit 90 is stored in the storage shelf of the counter table 80a.

The store clerk display unit 10 is rotatable with respect to a vertical central axis (an axis parallel to the Z axis) of the support unit 41. For example, according to FIG. 12, the display part 10 for shop assistants can swing within the range which does not collide with the housing | casing 40a. In addition, for example, the display unit 10 for the clerk may be provided so as to be rotatable about 180 degrees (including 180 degrees) from the front direction with respect to the clerk S.
Further, the display unit 10 for the store clerk is, for example, in a range from 0 degrees to about 120 degrees (including 120 degrees) with respect to an axis orthogonal to the vertical center axis of the support section 41 and parallel to the display surface. It may be pivotable within. However, the axis parallel to the display surface here is, for example, an axis parallel to the display surface at a position where the display surface includes the vertical axis. For example, when the clerk display unit 10 is rotated 120 degrees with respect to an axis orthogonal to the vertical center axis of the support unit 41 and parallel to the display surface, the clerk display unit 10 is Will be installed in reverse. Therefore, in this case, the control unit controls the clerk display unit 10 so that the scanning of the display screen is reversed, so that the display is not reversed.

  An advertisement may be provided on the surface of the housing 40a on the customer C side. This advertisement may be a paper medium or a resin medium, or may be a display device that displays video and still images.

  The change machine 60a is an automatic change machine that accepts insertion of banknotes and coins by the customer C, and discharges banknotes and coins when being changed, refunded, or rejected. Similar to the first embodiment, the change machine 60 a includes a banknote management unit 61, a coin insertion port 64, a coin discharge port 65, and a rejection port 66. The banknote management unit 61 includes a banknote insertion port 62 and a banknote discharge port 63.

  The receipt issuing unit 70a prints the accounting information obtained by the execution of the accounting process by the control unit 90 on a receipt paper that is a paper medium, and outputs the printed receipt (accounting receipt) from the receipt outlet.

  The change machine 60a has a banknote inlet 62, a banknote outlet 63, a coin inlet 64, a coin outlet 65, a reject outlet 66, and a receipt outlet toward the customer C side, and a counter stand 80a. Of the customer C side (surface parallel to the XZ plane). With this arrangement, when the customer C stands close to the change machine 60a, the possibility that the toe of the customer C hits the counter stand 80a is reduced.

  FIG. 14 is a plan view of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a when viewed from the customer C side. In FIG. 14, the same components as those in FIG. FIG. 14 shows the coordinate axes of the orthogonal coordinate system XZ. The X axis is a horizontal axis of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a that is horizontal to the horizontal plane. The width (horizontal width) of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a is the size in the X-axis direction. The Z axis is an axis in the height direction of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a orthogonal to the horizontal plane.

  The change machine 60 a is disposed below the position where the customer display unit 50 is provided and at a position near the customer display unit 50. As shown in FIGS. 12 and 14, when the surface on which the customer display unit 50 is installed and the placement surface 81 are in the same plane, the change machine 60 a is located below the installation surface 81 and the customer display unit. It is disposed at a position near 50.

  In the change machine 60a, the coin discharge port 65, the coin insertion port 64, and the banknote management unit 61 are arranged side by side. Specifically, as shown in FIG. 14, the coin discharge port 65, the coin insertion port 64, and the banknote management unit 61 are arranged in the X-axis direction. With this arrangement, the bill insertion port 62, the bill discharge port 63, the coin insertion port 64, and the coin discharge port 65 are concentrated in the vicinity of the customer display unit 50, and the movement of the line of sight of the customer C is minimized. It is possible to maintain good operability for exchange of money.

  In addition, the arrangement order of the coin discharge port 65, the coin insertion port 64, and the banknote management part 61 is not limited to the example of FIG. 14, and may be arbitrary orders.

  A reject port 66 is provided at a position below the coin insertion port 64.

  The receipt issuing unit 70a is disposed in the vicinity of the customer display unit 50 and the change machine 60a. Specifically, as shown in FIGS. 12 and 14, the receipt issuing unit 70a is incorporated in the housing 40a and disposed on the counter table 80a. However, the receipt issuing unit 70a and the customer display unit 50 are arranged so as not to overlap in the horizontal direction (X-axis direction).

  As is apparent from FIGS. 12 to 14, the operation reception unit 20, the store clerk display unit 10, and the customer display unit 50 on the side facing the customer C are arranged so as to be within the approximate width of the change machine 60a. It is installed. Therefore, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 can be realized with a compact size.

As described above, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a according to the second embodiment can also be operated by one clerk S. Moreover, according to the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a, the store clerk S does not touch money and can perform accounting work hygienically.
In addition, the display surface of the customer display unit 50 and the deposit port of the change machine 60a can be put in the field of view when the customer C faces. Therefore, according to the product sales data processing apparatus 1a, the operability of the customer C is excellent.

In addition, since the operation reception unit 20, the store clerk display unit 10, and the customer display unit 50 on the side facing the customer C are arranged so as to be within the approximate width of the change machine 60a, the product sales data The processing apparatus 1a can be realized in a compact size.
Moreover, according to the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1a, it is not necessary for the clerk S to directly contact the accounting receipt, which is hygienic. In addition, immediately after the customer C picks up a change, an accounting receipt can be taken without greatly changing the attitude, and the operability is excellent.

The housing 40a may be formed hollow, and the receipt issuing unit 70a may be provided so as to be rotatable with respect to the central axis in the vertical direction. For example, the receipt issuing unit 70a may be provided so as to be rotatable about 180 degrees (including 180 degrees) from the front direction with respect to the customer C. In a tightening operation such as a date tightening operation, the salesclerk display unit 10 and the receipt issuing unit 70a are rotated in the direction of the customer C and used. At the time of fastening operation, the clerk S standing at the position of the customer C gives a money collection instruction by operating the display unit 10 for the clerk so that the collected money is paid out from the banknote outlet 63 and the coin outlet 65 of the change machine 60a. Then, the closing report is issued from the receipt issuing unit 70a.
That is, for example, at the time of closing operation for summing up the accounting information when closing the day, the clerk display unit 10 and the receipt issuing unit 70a can be changed in the same direction as the withdrawal port of the change machine 60. Therefore, the tightening operation by the clerk S is facilitated.

  Moreover, in the change machine 60 in 1st Embodiment, you may arrange | position the banknote management part 61 and the coin management part in the vertical direction. For example, referring to FIG. 3, a coin management unit including a coin insertion port 64, a coin discharge port 65, and a rejection port 66 is arranged on the lower side (lower) of the banknote management unit 61 in the XZ plane. You may set up. Specifically, for example, a coin insertion port 64 may be disposed below the banknote management unit 61, and a coin discharge port 65 and a rejection port 66 may be disposed further below. In this case, for example, a lower coin management unit may protrude from the customer C side with respect to the upper banknote management unit 61.

  In the first embodiment and the second embodiment described above, the operation receiving unit 20 may also be rotatable with respect to the central axis in the vertical direction of the support unit 41. For example, according to FIG. 1, the operation reception unit 20 can swing within a range that does not hit the housing 40. Further, for example, the operation reception unit 20 may be provided so as to be rotatable about 180 degrees (including 180 degrees) from the front direction with respect to the store clerk S.

  In addition, in order to reject the currency when the accounting key in the customer display unit 50 or the current total key in the operation receiving unit 20 is pressed, the coin has been inserted into the deposit slot of the change machine 60. The reject key may be provided as a GUI button on the product registration end screen (screen at the time of inserting money) of the customer display unit 50 and may be provided in the input unit of the operation reception unit 20. When money is inserted into the deposit port of the change machine 60 even though the accounting key in the customer display unit 50 or the current key in the operation receiving unit 20 is pressed, the reject key is pressed. The inserted money is discharged to a coin outlet 65 for coins and to a banknote outlet 63 for banknotes. Note that the control unit may execute a deposit process as a temporary deposit when a reject key is pressed. Whether to reject or deposit can be selected by setting.

  Further, an IC card reader for a credit card or an IC card reader / writer for a non-contact type IC card (electronic money) is placed on or above the counter table 80, 80a on the customer C side and the customer display unit 50. You may arrange | position in the vicinity. For example, in the first embodiment, a credit card IC card reader or a contactless IC card (electronic money) IC card reader / writer may be incorporated in the housing 40.

[Third Embodiment]
FIG. 15 is a perspective view of the appearance of a merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to the third embodiment. 15, the same components as those illustrated in FIG. 1 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and the description thereof is omitted. As shown in FIG. 15, an IC card reader for a credit card is incorporated in the housing 40b, and an IC card insertion slot 85 is provided on the surface of the housing 40b on the customer C side.
An advertisement 42b is provided on the surface of the housing 40b on the customer C side. The advertisement 42b may be a paper medium or a resin medium, or may be a display device that displays video and still images.

Further, the scanner unit 30 may be realized by a scanner installed in the housings 40, 40a, and 40b.
FIG. 16 is a perspective view of an appearance from another viewpoint of the product sales data processing apparatus according to the third embodiment. 16, the same components as those illustrated in FIG. 2 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and the description thereof is omitted. As shown in FIG. 16, instead of the scanner unit 30 in FIG. 2, a scanner unit 30 c is provided on the surface of the housing 40 on the clerk S side. A scanner window 87 is provided on the surface of the scanner unit 30c on the clerk S side. The scanner unit 30c has a wedge shape when viewed from the side. That is, the scanner unit 30 c has a shape in which the thickness increases as it goes upward from the placement surface 81. Therefore, the scanner window 87 is in a state where the central axis passing through the window surface is inclined downward with respect to the horizontal plane. With this configuration, the area of the placement surface 81 can be secured widely, and the bar code attached to the product by the store clerk S can be easily scanned.

  Moreover, when displaying various guidance information on the display part 50 for customers, the control part may output the synthetic | combination sound which made the content of the accounting information and the said guidance information the voice from a speaker.

  In addition, when the control unit displays various guidance information on the customer display unit 50, the control unit may further display a moving image or an animation representing an operation method according to the settlement type (for example, cash, credit card, electronic money). Good.

  In addition, when an error occurs during execution of the product registration process and the accounting process, the control unit may display information indicating this error or information indicating the error content on the display unit 10 for clerk. Further, the control unit may cause the customer display unit 50 to display information indicating the error or information indicating the error content. Examples of these errors include an operation error by the store clerk S, an operation error by the customer C, a money near end, a money near full, and a receipt paper near end.

  Further, when money is inserted by the customer C, the control unit may cause the customer display unit 50 to display a receipt necessity key on the customer display unit 50. In this case, the necessity key replaces the accounting key. Of course, by providing the operation accepting unit 20 with a receipt issuing key, it is possible to issue a receipt after the transaction is completed.

  In addition, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 can perform merchandise registration operation while the customer C is accounting. Therefore, the control unit may display information indicating that the transaction is currently being performed on the salesclerk display unit 10 together with the product registration screen.

  Further, the control unit may display the same contents on the display unit 10 for the clerk and the display unit 50 for the customer except for the product registration process.

  In addition, the product registration screen displayed on the customer display unit 50 includes the product name, quantity, and unit price of the latest registered product, and further includes the history of the registered product, the total price, the total score, and the discount total. May be. On the product registration screen, the product name, quantity, unit price, registered product history, total price, total score, and discount total of the latest registered product may be displayed in the same font. The product names may be displayed in a more conspicuous font, or may be displayed in different colors so as to stand out for each area.

  In the first embodiment, two change machines 60 and two customer display units 50 may be arranged in parallel so that accounting can be performed in parallel by two customers. In this case, the screen of each customer is displayed on the salesclerk display unit 10 with tabs so that at least two customers can be processed in parallel. Thereby, even if it is in the product registration process about a certain customer, it can switch to the screen of another customer by selecting a tab. For example, the tab displays the number of items purchased by the customer and the total amount. The same configuration may be used in the second embodiment.

[Fourth Embodiment]
A configuration of a merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to the fourth embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 and 2.
The control unit executes a product registration process for registering a product and a settlement process using the change machine 60 for the registered product. The control unit can execute in parallel the settlement process for the first customer and the product registration process for the second customer (the customer following the first customer). In addition, the control unit can execute a product registration process for the first customer and a product registration process for the second customer in parallel. Further, the control unit prohibits the execution of the payment process for the second customer while the payment process for the first customer is being executed.

  The salesclerk display unit 10 is a display device that displays purchase information associated with product registration processing executed by the control unit and displays accounting information associated with settlement processing executed by the control unit. The purchase information includes, for example, information such as a product name, a price (for example, a tax price), a quantity, a total amount, etc. of a product to be purchased (described as a purchased product). The accounting information is information indicating a payment state based on the execution of the payment process. The accounting information includes, for example, information such as a total amount, a deposit amount, a shortage amount, and a change amount. The store clerk display unit 10 presents the information to the store clerk S.

  For example, the clerk display unit 10 is realized by a liquid crystal display device with a touch panel having an operation reception function. In this case, the control unit displays a GUI (Graphical User Interface) button such as a preset key on the salesclerk display unit 10 by executing the product registration process and the settlement process. The touch panel receives an operation input of the GUI button and supplies operation information corresponding to the operation to the control unit. That is, the GUI button on the touch panel is an input unit. In the present embodiment, pressing (tapping) the GUI button is expressed as “pressed”.

  The control unit displays the purchase information and transaction information of the first customer and the purchase information and transaction information of the second customer on the salesclerk display unit 10 by switching pages (transaction information display area), for example. Each page is provided with a selection area (tab) capable of switching between the first customer page and the second customer page, and the page corresponding to the selection area pressed by the clerk S is displayed for the clerk. Displayed on the unit 10. The pages have a hierarchical structure. When a selected area is selected, the selected selected area and the corresponding page are arranged and displayed with the uppermost layer. The selected selection area may be displayed with a different size or shape from other selection areas. The page body includes purchase information. Further, the selection area and the page may be integrated or divided. The selection area includes accounting information. Specific examples of purchase information and transaction information will be described later.

The operation reception unit 20 includes an input unit such as a key. For example, the input unit includes a numeric key for inputting a sales price and a quantity, a clear key for clearing (cancelling) the input information, and a subtotal key for ending the product registration process executed by the control unit. In addition, when the control unit executes the product registration process for the first customer and the product registration process for the second customer, the input unit performs the settlement process for the first customer and the settlement process for the second customer. And a switch key that can change the order. By operating the switching key by the store clerk S, the settlement process for the second customer who is the next customer of the first customer can be performed before the first customer.
The operation accepting unit 20 may include a current key that causes the control unit to start executing the settlement process.

  The input unit of the operation reception unit 20 and the GUI button displayed on the display unit 10 for the clerk are a clerk side operation reception unit (first operation reception unit).

  The scanner unit 30 is an optical reader that reads a barcode-shaped product code associated with a product and supplies information on the product code to the control unit during execution of the product registration process by the control unit. For example, the scanner unit 30 is realized by a handy scanner. The scanner unit 30 is hooked on a pedestal provided on the side surface of the housing 40. The scanner unit 30 may be realized by a fixed scanner installed on the counter stand 80 on the store clerk S side.

  The customer display unit 50 is a display device that displays customer-side purchase information associated with product registration processing executed by the control unit, and displays customer-side accounting information associated with settlement processing executed by the control unit. The customer side purchase information includes, for example, information such as the product name, price, quantity, total amount, etc. of the purchased product. The customer accounting information is information indicating a payment state based on the execution of the payment process. The customer-side accounting information includes, for example, information such as quantity, total amount, deposit amount, shortage amount, and change amount. The customer display unit 50 presents the information to the customer C.

  For example, the customer display unit 50 is realized by a liquid crystal display device with a touch panel having an operation reception function. In this case, the control unit displays an end key, which is a GUI button, on the customer display unit 50 when an amount of coins (a coin and / or a bill) equal to or greater than the total amount is inserted into the change machine 60. The end key is a GUI button for completing the payment process (payment is completed) being executed by the control unit. The touch panel receives an operation input of the end key and supplies operation information corresponding to the operation to the control unit.

  Note that the end key to be operated by the customer C may be realized by a hardware key instead of the GUI button. In this case, the keyboard having the end key is provided in the vicinity of the customer display unit 50 (for example, right next to or just before the customer display unit 50).

  The GUI button displayed on the customer display unit 50 is a customer side operation reception unit (second operation reception unit).

A housing 40 is installed on the counter table 80. However, a mounting surface 81 on which purchased products are placed is secured on the counter table 80 in front of the store clerk S from the housing 40.
A customer display unit 50 is disposed on the counter table 80 in front of the customer C from the housing 40 with the display surface facing the customer C side. The customer display unit 50 may be provided so that the angle between the display surface and the installation surface of the customer display unit 50 can be changed. The installation surface of the customer display unit 50 and the placement surface 81 may be in the same plane or different. For example, the customer display unit 50 is disposed above the placement surface 81 and in the vicinity of the change machine 60.

  The store clerk display unit 10 is attached to the end (upper end) opposite to the installation surface side of the housing 40 installed on the counter table 80 via a support unit 41. That is, the clerk display unit 10 is supported by the support unit 41 fixed to the mounting surface 81 at a position above the mounting surface 81. The clerk display unit 10 is provided with the display surface facing the clerk S side. The operation receiving unit 20 is attached to the support unit 41 or the store clerk display unit 10 and provided with the input unit facing the store clerk S side.

  The store clerk display unit 10 is rotatable with respect to a vertical central axis (an axis parallel to the Z axis) of the support unit 41. For example, according to FIG. 1, the salesclerk display unit 10 can swing within a range that does not hit the housing 40. In addition, for example, the display unit 10 for the clerk may be provided so as to be rotatable about 180 degrees (including 180 degrees) from the front direction with respect to the clerk S.

  Further, the display unit 10 for the store clerk is, for example, in a range from 0 degrees to about 120 degrees (including 120 degrees) with respect to an axis orthogonal to the vertical center axis of the support section 41 and parallel to the display surface. It may be pivotable within. However, the axis parallel to the display surface here is, for example, an axis parallel to the display surface at a position where the display surface includes the vertical axis. For example, when the clerk display unit 10 is rotated 120 degrees with respect to an axis orthogonal to the vertical center axis of the support unit 41 and parallel to the display surface, the clerk display unit 10 is Will be installed in reverse. Therefore, in this case, the control unit controls the clerk display unit 10 so that the scanning of the display screen is reversed, so that the display is not reversed.

  An advertisement 42 is provided on the surface of the housing 40 on the customer C side. The advertisement 42 may be a paper medium or a resin medium, or may be a display device that displays video and still images.

  The change machine 60 is an automatic change machine that accepts the insertion of money by the customer C, performs a deposit process, and discharges a bill, a coin of a change, a refund, or a reject. That is, the change machine 60 is a cash settlement unit. In addition to the change machine 60, the payment unit includes, for example, a credit card payment machine and an electronic money payment machine. In this embodiment, the change machine 60 will be described as an example.

  The change machine 60 includes a banknote management unit 61, a coin insertion port 64, a coin discharge port 65, and a rejection port 66. The coin insertion port 64, the coin discharge port 65, and the reject port 66 are included in the coin management unit. The banknote management unit 61 includes a banknote insertion port 62 and a banknote discharge port 63. The bill insertion slot 62 is a port for taking in a bill inserted by the customer C. The bill discharge port 63 is a port for discharging bills and reject bills. The bill insertion slot 62 and the bill discharge slot 63 are configured in two stages. For example, in the bill management unit 61, the upper row is the bill insertion port 62 and the lower row is the bill discharge port 63.

  Note that the change machine 60 may include only a coin management unit. Moreover, the banknote management part 61 may be provided with one banknote discharge | emission insertion port which serves as both a banknote insertion port and a discharge port instead of the banknote insertion port 62 and the banknote discharge port 63. FIG.

  The coin insertion slot 64 is an opening for taking in coins inserted by the customer C. The coin discharge port 65 is a port for discharging a coin as a change, a coin when the money identifying unit included in the change machine 60 fails to be identified, and a coin when the currency identifying unit identifies as a counterfeit coin. The reject port 66 is a port for discharging coins when a cancel operation is performed after depositing. A bill insertion slot 62 and a coin insertion slot 64 are deposit slots. The banknote discharge port 63, the coin discharge port 65, and the reject port 66 are withdrawal ports.

  The bill discharge port 63 is provided with a sensor for detecting the discharged bill. The coin discharge port 65 is provided with a sensor for detecting discharged coins. The reject port 66 may also be provided with a sensor that detects discharged coins.

  Indicators are provided in the vicinity of the bill insertion slot 62, the bill discharge slot 63, the coin insertion slot 64, and the coin discharge slot 65. An indicator is implement | achieved by the light emitting diode (Light Emitting Diode; LED), for example. As an aspect of the indicator, for example, an LED indicator that shines in a letter shape (for example, “coin change”, “coin slot”, “note change”, “note slot”). The control unit lights or blinks the indicator in the vicinity of each of the bill insertion slot 62 and the coin insertion slot 64 in, for example, “white” in a state where the deposit is accepted. Note that when the control unit determines that money equal to or greater than the total amount has been inserted, the control unit may turn on or blink the indicator in, for example, “green”. Further, when there is a change, the control unit lights or blinks, for example, in “red” until the sensor no longer detects the indicator in the vicinity of the discharge port from which the change is discharged, among the banknote discharge port 63 and the coin discharge port 65. Let

  When the control unit displays the registration screen (that is, enters the registration mode) or starts the merchandise registration process for the first customer, the control unit controls the change machine 60 to an operable state, that is, a deposit acceptance state. That is, when the product registration for the first customer is started, the first customer can deposit into the change machine 60.

  The receipt issuing unit 70 prints the detailed account information obtained by the execution of the settlement process by the control unit on a receipt paper, which is a paper medium, and outputs (issues) the detailed receipt after printing. When there is no change, the receipt issuing unit 70 outputs the detailed receipt after the end key is pressed, and when there is a change, after the end key is pressed, After the sensor no longer detects that the money has been discharged. However, when the change money is discharged, if the sensor continues to detect the money after a predetermined time (for example, 10 seconds), that is, if the change is not removed, the receipt issuing unit 70 A detail receipt is output.

  The change machine 60 and the receipt issuing unit 70 have the bill insertion port 62, the bill discharge port 63, the coin insertion port 64, the coin discharge port 65, the rejection port 66, and the receipt discharge port facing the customer C side. Thus, it protrudes from the customer C side surface (surface parallel to the XZ plane) of the counter stand 80. With this arrangement, when the customer C stands close to the change machine 60, the risk that the toe of the customer C hits the counter stand 80 is reduced. For example, the change machine 60 and the receipt issuing unit 70 are housed in an integral housing, and this housing projects from the side surface of the counter C 80 on the customer C side.

The change machine 60 is disposed below the position where the customer display unit 50 is provided and at a position near the customer display unit 50.
In the change machine 60, the coin insertion slot 64 is disposed beside the banknote management unit 61 and at a position below the banknote management unit 61. Further, a coin discharge port 65 is disposed at a position below the banknote management unit 61. With this arrangement, when the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 is viewed from the upper surface side, that is, in the field of view of the customer C, the banknotes inserted into the banknote slot 62 and the banknotes discharged from the banknote outlet 63 64 is not obstructed. Therefore, it is easy to insert bills and coins. In addition, a reject port 66 is disposed at a position below the coin insertion port 64. Further, a coin discharge port 65 is disposed at a position below the banknote management unit 61.
The receipt issuing unit 70 is disposed in the vicinity of the customer display unit 50 and the change machine 60.

  The internal configuration of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 will be described with reference to FIG. The CPU 100 implements a merchandise registration processing function and a settlement processing function by reading and executing a program stored in the ROM 110. The RAM 120 stores, for example, product information (information such as product code, product name, price, tax type, discount amount, etc.) read from a store computer installed in the store. The RAM 120 stores purchase information and transaction information for each customer, as well as customer-side purchase information and customer-side transaction information. The control unit is a functional unit realized by the CPU 100 reading and executing a program stored in the ROM 110. The communication unit 130 is an interface that communicates with a store computer and other merchandise sales data processing devices.

The control unit starts merchandise registration processing for the first customer and starts settlement processing for the first customer. The control unit ends the product registration process for the first customer in response to the subtotal key being pressed by the store clerk S. Then, the control unit displays a next customer registration key (declaration unit) and a deposit cancellation key, which are GUI buttons, on the customer display unit 50, and accepts an operation by the touch panel. The next customer registration key is a key for starting the product registration process for the second customer. The deposit cancellation key is a key for canceling the settlement process and discharging the deposit from the change machine 60.
Note that in response to the subtotal key being pressed, the control unit displays the first customer's accounting information (for example, the total amount of the purchased product and the amount inserted into the change machine 60), the next customer registration key, You may display on the display part 10 for shop assistants with a payment cancellation key.

Further, the next customer registration key and the deposit cancellation key may be realized by a hardware key instead of the GUI button.
In other words, the control unit activates the next customer registration key for starting the product registration process for the second customer in the first operation reception unit, and allows the operation of the next customer registration key to be received.

  After the next customer registration key is pressed, the control unit starts the product registration process for the second customer and continuously executes the settlement process for the first customer. That is, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 can perform merchandise registration for the second customer while making a settlement using the change machine 60 by the first customer.

  When the control unit displays various information on the customer display unit 50, the control unit causes the sound output unit to output a synthesized voice in which the contents of the customer-side accounting information and the guidance information are voiced.

  In addition, when an error occurs during execution of the product registration process and the payment process, the control unit causes the clerk display unit 10 to display information indicating the error or information indicating the error content. The control unit may cause the customer display unit 50 to display information indicating the error or information indicating the error content. Examples of the error include an operation error by the clerk S, an operation error by the customer C, a money near end, a money near full, and a receipt paper near end.

Next, with reference to FIGS. 17-24, the example of a display of the display part 10 for shop assistants and the display part 50 for customers of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 is demonstrated.
FIG. 17 is a diagram illustrating an example of a screen displayed on the clerk display unit 10 in accordance with the execution of the product registration process and the settlement process for the first customer by the control unit. FIG. 17 is a screen of the page for the first customer, and shows a state when the third item “10 kinds of green potage” is registered. This page body includes a registration GUI key for each product. That is, the merchandise is registered by pressing the registration GUI key corresponding to the merchandise by the clerk S. In addition, the page body includes a display area for the purchase information of the first customer (the product name, price, quantity, total amount, and product registration list of the purchased product). Further, the selection area 300 at the top of this page includes the accounting information (total amount 302 and deposit amount 301) of the first customer and the character 303 (cat in FIG. 17) representing the first customer. ing. Note that the selection area 300 may include a shortage amount or an excess amount and status information indicating whether or not the settlement of the first customer is completed. The next customer registration key shown in FIG. 17 (the same applies to other drawings such as FIG. 19) is a key that enables the next customer to register the product even if the first customer is registering the product. By pressing the next customer registration key, a second customer page which is a registration screen for the next customer is displayed. Note that the screen shown in FIG. 17 (same for other figures such as FIG. 19) additionally displays a page (display area) for the next customer by pressing the next customer registration key, but a plurality of customers (first customer and A plurality of pages for at least the next customer may be displayed at all times, and may be activated by pressing the next customer registration key.

  Note that the lower fishing machine state key 305 in FIG. 17 (the same applies to other figures such as FIG. 19) is a key related to the state (status) of the change machine. For example, as the state of the change machine, for example, “near end”, “paying”, “dispensing”, etc. are displayed. In the example of FIG. 17, a display 307 such as a badge (or label, tag) written as “near end” is attached to the fishing machine state key 305 to indicate that the change machine is near end. By pressing the fishing machine state key 305, detailed information on the state of the change machine (for example, the details regarding the near end, the denomination of the near end, the remaining number, etc.) is displayed. Also, the deposit return key 306 in the lower part of FIG. 17 (the same applies to other figures such as FIG. 19) is a key related to the return of money deposited in the change machine. By depressing the deposit return key 306, the money deposited before the product registration or the money deposited during the product registration can be paid out at any time.

  FIG. 18 is a diagram illustrating an example of a screen displayed on the customer display unit 50 when the control unit executes the product registration process and the payment process for the first customer. FIG. 18 is a screen for the first customer, and shows a state when the third product “10 kinds of green potage” is registered. This screen includes customer-side purchase information (product name, price, quantity, total amount of purchased products) of the first customer and customer-side accounting information (custody amount) of the first customer. Further, this screen includes guidance information for guiding that money can be inserted. In addition, the registration score of the product is displayed on the upper left of the screen. FIG. 18 shows an example in which the third point is registered. As described above, since the settlement information for the first customer is continuously displayed even when the product registration process of the second customer is started, the first customer can make a settlement without hesitation. In addition, you may display the registration information with respect to a 2nd customer in the part which is displaying the payment information with respect to a 1st customer.

  FIG. 19 is a diagram illustrating an example of a display on the salesclerk display unit 10 when the product registration for the first customer is completed and the subtotal key is pressed. FIG. 19 shows that after the three purchased products are registered, the subtotal key is pressed, and on the first customer page, the accounting information (total amount and deposit amount) of the first customer, the next customer registration key, This is an example in which a window including a deposit cancellation key is displayed. Here, when the deposit cancellation key is pressed, the control unit stops the settlement process and discharges the deposit (500 yen in the example of FIG. 19) from the coin discharge port 65 of the change machine 60. While the window is displayed, pressing of the next customer registration key on the first customer's page (the back of the window) is prohibited. In the following description, as shown in FIG. 19, the next customer registration key on the first customer page (the back of the window) is also referred to as a “first customer registration key” and is displayed in the window. The next customer registration key may be referred to as a second next customer registration key.

  FIG. 20 is a diagram illustrating an example of display on the customer display unit 50 when the product registration for the first customer is completed and the subtotal key is pressed. FIG. 20 is a screen for the first customer. This screen includes customer-side accounting information (quantity, total amount, deposit amount, shortage amount) of the first customer. In addition, this screen includes guidance information that prompts the user to insert a deficit and an animation (moving image) that indicates a state in which money is inserted.

  FIG. 21 is a diagram for a store clerk as the control unit performs product registration processing and settlement processing for a second customer when the next customer registration key (second next customer registration key) is pressed on the screen of FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating an example of a screen displayed on the display unit 10. FIG. FIG. 21 is a screen of the page for the second customer, and shows the state when the product “Fukukura Loco Moco Coco” is registered. This second customer page is in front (upper layer) of the first customer page. The page main body of the second customer includes purchase information of the second customer (product name, price, quantity, and total amount of the purchased product). Further, in the area (selection area 320) for selecting the second customer page, the accounting information (total amount 322 and deposit amount 321) of the second customer and the character 323 representing the second customer (in FIG. 21). , “Cow” and □ (square) 324 indicating the currently displayed order is “1”.

In FIG. 21, the page body of the first customer is hidden on the page of the second customer. However, an area for selecting the page of the first customer (selection area 330) is displayed so as to be selectable. In the selection area 330 for selecting the page of the first customer, a character 333 (a cat in FIG. 21) representing the first customer, accounting information of the first customer (total amount 332 and deposit amount 331), Is included. Thereby, the salesclerk can recognize that the first customer is paying.
It should be noted that the selection area 330 for selecting the first customer page may include a shortage amount or an excess amount and status information indicating whether or not the settlement has been completed. Similarly, the selection area 320 for selecting the second customer page may include a shortage amount or an excess amount and status information indicating whether or not the settlement is completed.
Further, by pressing these selection areas 320 and 330, it is possible to switch between the first customer settlement page and the second customer registration page.

  FIG. 22A is a diagram illustrating an example of display on the customer display unit 50 when money of an amount greater than or equal to the total amount is inserted into the change machine 60 by the first customer after the subtotal key is pressed. is there. When the control unit determines that an amount of money equal to or greater than the total amount (1,500 yen in FIG. 22A) has been inserted into the change machine 60, the deposit amount, the amount of change, and an end key (GUI button) In FIG. 22A, “End” button is displayed, and pressing of the end key on the touch panel is accepted. In addition, this screen includes guidance information that prompts the user to press the end key. In addition to the “End” button, there is a “Receipt” button that is a button that requires a receipt (a button for issuing a receipt), and a button that does not require a receipt (a non-issue of a receipt is instructed) "Receive unnecessary" button may be displayed together. For example, as shown in FIG. 22 (b), the “end” button is about half the height, and a “receipt” button and a “no receipt” button are displayed side by side below the “end” button. May be.

  FIG. 23 is an example of display on the customer display unit 50 when the end key is pressed on the screen of FIG. 22A or 22B. This screen includes customer-side accounting information (amount, total amount, deposit amount, change amount) of the first customer. In addition, this screen includes guidance information that prompts the user to receive the change and the detailed receipt, and an animation that shows how the currency and the detailed receipt are discharged.

  FIG. 24 shows an example of error information displayed on the salesclerk display unit 10 when the subtotal key is pressed on the registration screen for the second customer in a state where the settlement processing for the first customer is not completed. FIG. While executing the settlement process for the first customer, the control unit prohibits execution of the second customer settlement process even if the subtotal key is pressed on the registration screen for the second customer, and displays error information. The information is displayed on the salesclerk display unit 10. When the clear key is pressed while the error information is displayed, the control unit displays, for example, a registration screen for the second customer. That is, this error information is a message that prompts the first customer to be settled first. When one change machine 60 is used as in the present embodiment, this means that the second customer cannot pass over the first customer's payment. In addition, this makes it possible to avoid the settlement of the first customer and the second customer.

Next, page switching will be described with reference to FIGS. 17, 19, 21, and 24. FIG.
Referring to FIG. 17 as an example, when entering the registration screen, only the character 303 is initially displayed in the selection area 300. When one item (for example, 100 yen product) is registered by the clerk S, the deposit amount 301 is “¥ 0” in the upper part of the selection area 300, and the total amount 302 is “¥ 100” in the lower part. “1” is displayed together with the character 303 in a square 304 representing this. When the customer C deposits money, the deposit amount 301 is updated in accordance with the deposited amount, and the total amount 302 is updated in accordance with the progress of product registration by the clerk S.
When the deposit amount 301 is “0 yen” and the total amount 302 is “0 yen”, the amount field in the selection area 300 may be blank or “¥ 0” yen may be displayed. .

When registration is completed and the subtotal key is pressed by the store clerk, the screen of FIG. 19 is displayed, and the total amount, the deposit amount, the next customer registration key (second next customer registration key), and the deposit cancellation key are displayed. Here, the total amount 311 is displayed in the selection area 310.
Note that a key for returning to the registration screen may be displayed on this screen, or the screen may be returned to the registration screen with a clear key that is a hardware key.

  When the next customer registration key (second next customer registration key) is pressed, a second customer registration screen as shown in FIG. 21 is displayed. In the second customer selection area 320, a character 323 ("cow" in the case of FIG. 21) is displayed. Until the product registration of the second customer is started, the total amount in FIG. 21 may be displayed as “0 yen” or may be blank. When the product is registered, "1" is displayed in the second customer selection area 320 in the deposit amount 321 and the total amount 322, and a square 324 indicating the customer currently processing. Note that “2” may be displayed in the square (square) 324 indicating the second customer.

Also, in the first customer selection area 330 during the registration of the second customer, a deposit amount 331 and a total amount 332 corresponding to the first customer are displayed. Thus, the deposit amount 331 and the total amount 332 of the first customer corresponding to the first customer are displayed, the deposit amount 331 is updated as the deposit of the first customer proceeds, and the clerk S is informed of the settlement state. It is supposed to be recognized.
Note that nothing needs to be displayed in the selection area 330 of the first customer during the registration work of the second customer. By not displaying in this way, there is no possibility that the clerk S will mistake the customer who is working.
If the first customer is in a settlement process, pressing the first customer selection area 330 displays the first customer settlement process screen. In this way, the pages corresponding to the first customer and the second customer can be switched by pressing the selection areas 320 and 330 for selecting the customer.

Here, when the subtotal key for starting the settlement process for the second customer is pressed during the settlement process of the first customer, error information is displayed as shown in FIG.
When the subtotal key is pressed, a “Return key for returning to the registration screen” may be displayed together with a message such as “Please wait until the payment processing of the previous customer is completed”. Thereafter, when the settlement process of the first customer is completed, the page automatically representing the transaction of the second customer (cow in FIG. 24) is automatically transferred to the page representing the first customer (cat in FIG. 24). To do.

Next, when the settlement process by the first customer is completed, the page indicating the transaction of the second customer (cow in FIG. 24) is changed to the page indicating the first customer (cat in FIG. 24). Pressing of the subtotal key for starting the settlement process for the second customer is permitted. Thereby, the registration work to the third customer following the second customer can be started.
When payment of the first customer is completed, the deposit amount and the total amount displayed in the customer selection area may be “0 yen”.
In FIG. 24, the customer selection area increases from the right to the left. However, the customer selection area may increase from the left to the right, for example, in accordance with the flow line for judging the customer.

Next, the operation of the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 will be described.
FIG. 25 is a flowchart illustrating an example of the procedure of the product registration process of the product sales data process 1 for the second customer. When the CPU 100 reads and executes the program stored in the ROM 110, the processing according to this flowchart is executed.

  The control unit waits until the key of the input unit in the operation receiving unit 20 is pressed or the barcode scanning is performed by the scanner unit 30. When the scanner 30 scans the barcode associated with the purchased product (step S21: scan), the process proceeds to step S22, and the key of the input unit in the operation receiving unit 20 is pressed ( Step S21: key) proceeds to the process of step S25.

In step S22, the control unit takes in the product code supplied by the scanner unit 30 that has read the barcode.
Next, in step S23, the control unit searches for product master information (product information data table) acquired in advance from the store computer using the product code as a key, and product information (for example, product name, price, Tax type, discount amount, etc.).
Next, in step S24, the control unit displays the product information on the customer display unit 50. Next, a control part returns to the process of step S21.

  On the other hand, in step S25, the control unit acquires operation information from the operation receiving unit 20, and when it is determined that the number key is pressed based on the operation information (step S25: YES), the control unit proceeds to the process of step S26. If it is determined that a key other than the numeric keys has been pressed (step S25: NO), the process proceeds to step S27.

  In step S <b> 26, the control unit acquires the quantity based on the operation information (number information), and causes the customer display unit 50 to display the quantity. Next, a control part returns to the process of step S21.

  In step S27, when it is determined that the subtotal key is pressed based on the operation information (step S27: YES), the control unit proceeds to the process of step S28, and when it is determined that a key other than the subtotal key is pressed (step S27). S27: NO) returns to the process of step S21.

  In step S28, the control unit determines whether or not the settlement process for the first customer is completed. When the control unit determines that the payment process for the first customer is being executed (step S28: YES), the control unit proceeds to the process of step S9 and determines that the payment process is completed (step S28). : NO) proceeds to the process of step S30.

  In step S <b> 29, the control unit causes the clerk display unit 10 to display error information indicating that the first customer is not settled. Next, the control unit returns to the process of step S21 in response to the clear key being pressed.

  In step S <b> 30, the control unit displays the first customer's transaction information and the next customer registration key on the clerk display unit 10. Then, the control unit ends the process according to this flowchart.

  The flowchart of FIG. 25 shows the flow of processing according to the operation of scanning the barcode by pressing the number key indicating the quantity. For example, the number of discounts or discounts is set by pressing the number key. Thereafter, discounts or discounts may be designated by pressing predetermined preset keys (for example, “×”, “%”, “discount”).

FIG. 26 is a flowchart illustrating an example of the settlement processing procedure of the merchandise sales data processing 1.
When the CPU 100 reads and executes the program stored in the ROM 110, the processing according to this flowchart is executed.
In step S 3 1, the control unit waits until money by the customer C is entered into the change dispenser 60 (step S31: NO).

In step S32, when money is inserted into the change machine 60 by the customer C, the control unit causes the customer display unit 50 to display the customer-side transaction information of the first customer as shown in FIG.
Next, in step S <b> 33, the control unit determines whether or not money equal to or greater than the total amount has been inserted into the change machine 60. When the control unit determines that the amount of money equal to or greater than the total amount has been inserted into the change machine 60 (step S33: YES), the control unit proceeds to the process of step S34, and only an amount less than the total amount has been input into the change machine 60. (Step S33: NO), it returns to the process of step S31.

In step S34, the control unit displays a screen including the end key as shown in FIG. 22A or 22B on the customer display unit 50, and accepts the operation of the end key from the touch panel ( Step S34: NO).
When the end key is pressed in step S34 (step S34: YES), in step S35, the control unit determines whether there is a change. When it is determined that there is a change (step S35: YES), the control unit proceeds to the process of step S36, and when it is determined that there is no change (step S35: NO), the control unit proceeds to the process of step S38.

In step S <b> 36, the control unit discharges the change money to the change machine 60.
Next, in step S37, the change machine 60 detects whether or not banknotes and coins have been removed from the banknote discharge port 63 and the coin discharge port 65, and notifies the control unit of the detection result. A control part advances to processing of Step S38 according to a detection result that a bill and a coin were removed.
In the process of step S37, the control unit may provide a time-out time, and if the change is not removed even after the time-out time has elapsed, the control unit may proceed to the process of step S38.

  In step S38, the control unit issues a detailed receipt (accounting receipt) from the receipt issuing unit 70.

After the change or detail receipt is removed by the first customer, the control unit represents the first customer (cat in FIG. 21) from the page representing the transaction of the second customer (cow in FIG. 21). ) Page. At the same time, the change machine 60 can accept payment from the second customer. Therefore, immediately after the first customer's payment is completed, the second customer can deposit into the change machine 60 even before registration of the second customer's merchandise is started. That is, conventionally, for example, the second customer could not deposit into the change machine 60 unless the subtotal key for ending the product registration process of the second customer was pressed. The second customer can deposit money into the change machine 60 (if the first customer's payment is completed and the registration mode is entered).
As described above, since the deposit is permitted only by entering the registration mode, that is, the deposit to the change machine 60 is permitted even before the total amount is determined (that is, during the registration of the purchased product or before the registration). The customer can input the amount of payment prior to finalization of the total amount, leading to a reduction in accounting time (customer contact time).

In addition, you may make it receive the payment from a 2nd customer on the condition that predetermined | prescribed operation (For example, pressing of the selection area etc. of the page with respect to a 2nd customer, etc.) by the salesclerk S is performed. For example, if the change or the detailed receipt is taken out by the first customer before the predetermined operation by the store clerk S is performed, the change machine 60 is changed to the second after the predetermined operation by the store clerk S is performed. You may make it receive the payment from a customer. Further, for example, when a predetermined operation is performed by the store clerk S before the change or detail receipt is removed by the first customer, the change machine 60 is removed after the change or detail receipt is removed by the first customer. May accept payment from a second customer. In other words, payment from the second customer may be permitted as soon as possible on condition that there is a second customer.
Thereby, it is possible to suitably shorten the accounting time (customer contact time). That is, unnecessary payments are prohibited when customers are not lined up, while accounting time (customer contact time) can be shortened when customers are lined up.

  As described above, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 according to the present embodiment is a merchandise registration / settlement apparatus that can be operated by the opposite store clerk S and customer C. The merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 includes a first operation receiving unit provided on the clerk S side, a clerk display unit 10 provided on the clerk S side, a change machine 60 provided on the customer C side, A control unit that executes a product registration process for registering the product and a settlement process using the change machine 60 for the registered product. The first operation accepting unit also includes a subtotal key for ending the product registration process being executed by the control unit. Then, after starting the merchandise registration process for the first customer, the control unit ends the merchandise registration process for the first customer in response to the subtotal key being pressed, and the settlement process for the first customer. And a second customer registration key (second customer registration key) for starting the merchandise registration process for the second customer is activated in the first operation accepting unit, 2) (second customer registration key) is accepted.

The merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 is provided on the store clerk side, and performs a payment for the registered merchandise, a first operation receiving unit for registering the merchandise, a clerk side display unit 10 provided on the store clerk side. A merchandise sales data processing apparatus having a settlement unit and a control unit that executes a merchandise registration process for registering a merchandise and a settlement process using a settlement unit for payment for the registered merchandise. During the settlement process for the first customer, the product registration process for the second customer who is the next customer is performed.
With this configuration, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 can execute the merchandise registration process for the second customer while executing the settlement process for the first customer.

The merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 further includes a declaration unit that declares execution of the merchandise registration process for the second customer, and the control unit is executing the settlement process for the first customer of the display unit 10 for the clerk. A declaration part may be displayed in the screen area.
With this configuration, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 can start executing the merchandise registration process for the second customer while executing the settlement process for the first customer.

Further, in the product sales data processing apparatus 1, when the declaration unit is declared, the control unit may start the product registration process for the second customer and continue the settlement process for the first customer.
With this configuration, the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 can execute the merchandise registration process for the second customer while executing the settlement process for the first customer. That is, according to the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the merchandise registration for the second customer can be performed while performing the settlement for the first customer.

Further, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, when the settlement unit is arranged on the customer C side facing the store clerk S and the control unit displays the registration screen (that is, when shifting to the registration mode), the first customer You may permit the payment process to a payment part.
With this configuration, after entering the registration mode, the first customer is in a payment waiting state, so that the first customer can make payment to the settlement unit at any time while the registration screen is displayed (even before the first product is registered). It can be performed.
As described above, after entering the registration mode, the payment waiting state is entered. However, the payment waiting state may be automatically canceled after a certain period of time (time can be set). Further, when a product is registered after automatically canceling the payment waiting state, the change machine may automatically enter a payment waiting state. Thereby, it is possible to suitably shorten the accounting time (customer contact time). In other words, when customers are not lined up, the continuation of unnecessary depositable states is restricted, but when customers are lined up, it immediately shifts to a state where payments can be made and shortens accounting time (customer contact time). be able to.

Further, in the product sales data processing device 1, the settlement unit is arranged on the customer C side facing the store clerk S, and the control unit starts the settlement unit by the first customer when the product registration process for the first customer is started. You may authorize the deposit process.
With this configuration, the first customer can deposit the payment unit while confirming the registered product at the same time as the product registration process is started.

Moreover, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, when the accounting process of the first customer is completed, the second customer page may be automatically received and the payment of the second customer may be accepted.
With this configuration, an extra operation of the store clerk becomes unnecessary. Further, since the second customer can immediately deposit money, the accounting time is shortened.

The merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1 further includes a customer display unit 50 provided on the customer C side, and the control unit displays information indicating the payment status based on the execution of the settlement process for the first customer as a clerk. You may make it display in the display part 10 for business, and the display part 50 for customers.
With this configuration, the clerk S can grasp the settlement status of the first customer while registering the product of the second customer.

Further, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the salesclerk display unit 10 has a selection area for selecting the transaction information of the first customer and the second customer, and the control unit is at least a selection area of the first customer or You may display the state of a registration process or a payment process in the selection area | region of a 2nd customer.
With this configuration, the store clerk S can simultaneously grasp the registration process or the settlement process of the first customer and the second customer.

Moreover, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the control unit may prohibit the execution of the settlement process for the second customer until the settlement process for the first customer is completed.
With this configuration, priority can be given to the settlement process for the first customer.

Further, in the merchandise sales data processing apparatus 1, the first operation accepting unit is configured such that the control unit executes the merchandise registration process for the first customer and the merchandise registration process for the second customer. You may further provide the switch key which can change the order of the payment process with respect to a customer, and the payment process with respect to a 2nd customer.
With this configuration, the settlement process of the second customer who is the next customer can be executed before the first customer.

  In addition, a control part may display the animation or moving image showing the operation method according to payment classification (for example, cash, a credit card, electronic money), when displaying various guidance information on the display part 50 for customers. .

  Further, when there is no change, the timing at which the receipt issuing unit 70 outputs the detailed receipt may be automatically output after a predetermined time (for example, 10 seconds) has elapsed. When there is a change, the receipt issuing unit 70 may output the detailed receipt almost simultaneously (including simultaneously) when the change money is discharged after the end key is pressed.

  In addition, when the product registration for the first customer is completed and the subtotal key is pressed, the control unit displays the accounting information (total amount of the first customer) on the page of the first customer of the salesclerk display unit 10. And a deposit amount), a customer registration key (second customer registration key), a deposit cancellation key, and a window including a key for returning to the registration screen may be displayed.

  Further, the salesclerk display unit 10 and / or the operation receiving unit 20 may be provided with a current key for starting execution of the accounting process. The control unit also starts the execution of the accounting process when the store key S is pressed by the store clerk S before the account key is pressed by the customer C. May be.

  Further, an IC card reader for a credit card or an IC card reader / writer for a non-contact type IC card (electronic money) is on the customer C side on or above the counter stand 80 and in the vicinity of the customer display unit 50. Or may be incorporated into the housing 40.

  Further, when money is inserted by the customer C, the control unit may cause the customer display unit 50 to display a receipt necessity key on the customer display unit 50. In this case, the necessity key replaces the accounting key. Of course, the receipt issuing key can be issued after the transaction is completed by providing the salesclerk display unit 10 and / or the operation receiving unit 20 with a receipt issuing key.

  In addition, the control unit may display the next customer registration key together with the credit settlement or non-contact IC card (electronic money) settlement processing screen.

  Further, along with the movement to the registration screen or the start of product registration, the control unit may cause the customer display unit 50 to display text indicating that money can be inserted at any time or display an animation representing payment.

  As described above, conventionally, the product registration work for the second customer (next customer) could not be performed until the settlement process for the first customer (first customer) was completed. According to the merchandise sales data processing apparatus, the merchandise registration process for the second customer is executed in advance until the settlement process for the first customer is completed (in parallel with the settlement process for the first customer). Can be made. In addition, while the product registration process for the second customer is being executed in advance, information related to the settlement process for the first customer can be appropriately confirmed. That is, it is possible to realize an efficient customer visit by an operator alone.

As mentioned above, although embodiment of this invention was explained in full detail with reference to drawings, the specific structure is not restricted to that embodiment, The design of the range which does not deviate from the summary of this invention, etc. are included. Additional notes are disclosed below.
[Supplementary Note 1] A merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention is a merchandise sales data processing apparatus that can be operated by opposing product registrants and customers, and is provided with an input unit facing the product registrant side. An operation receiving unit, a first display unit provided with a display surface facing the product registrant side, a second display unit provided with a display surface facing the customer side, and the customer side A change machine provided with a depositing port and a dispensing port facing to each other, wherein the first display unit is disposed at a position above a mounting surface on which a product is mounted, and the operation receiving unit Is disposed at a position above the placement surface.
[Supplementary Note 2] In the commodity sales data processing apparatus according to [Supplementary Note 1], the operation receiving unit, the first display unit, and the second display unit may be within a width of the change machine. Arranged.
[Appendix 3] The merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to any one of [Appendix 1] or [Appendix 2], further comprising a receipt issuing unit provided with a receipt outlet toward the customer side, wherein the receipt issuance Is disposed in the vicinity of the second display unit and the change machine.
[Appendix 4] In the merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to any one of [Appendix 1] to [Appendix 3], the second display unit is disposed at a position above the placement surface.
[Appendix 5] In the product sales data processing apparatus according to any one of [Appendix 1] to [Appendix 4], the first display unit is in the vertical direction of the support unit fixed to the mounting surface. It is attached to the support part so as to be rotatable with respect to the central axis of the lens or with respect to a predetermined axis orthogonal to the central axis.
[Appendix 6] In the merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to any one of [Appendix 1] to [Appendix 5], the merchandise registration process for registering merchandise and the accounting process after depositing into the change machine A control unit that executes, the input unit of the operation reception unit or the first display unit includes a subtotal key for ending the product registration process being executed by the control unit, and the second display unit Includes an accounting key that causes the control unit to start executing the accounting process.
[Appendix 7] In the merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to [Appendix 6], when the registration of the product is started, the control unit causes the change machine to start a deposit process.
[Appendix 8] In the product sales data processing device according to any one of [Appendix 6] or [Appendix 7], when the subtotal key is pressed, the control unit causes the change machine to start a deposit process, and When the amount of money more than the total amount obtained based on the merchandise registration process is received, the pressing of the accounting key displayed on the second display unit is permitted.
[Supplementary Note 9] In the commodity sales data processing apparatus according to any one of [Appendix 6] to [Supplementary Note 8], the input unit or the first display unit of the operation reception unit may send the accounting process to the control unit. The control unit is configured to start the execution of the accounting process by pressing one of the accounting keys after depositing an amount that is equal to or greater than the total amount obtained based on the product registration process. Execute.
[Appendix 10] In the merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to any one of [Appendix 6] to [Appendix 9], the control unit receives an amount equal to or greater than a total amount obtained based on the product registration process. Then, the accounting process is executed when a predetermined time elapses without any of the accounting keys being pressed.
[Supplementary Note 11] A merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to another aspect of the present invention is a merchandise sales data processing apparatus that can be operated by opposing merchandise registrants and customers, with an input unit facing the merchandise registrant side. An operation receiving unit provided; a first display unit provided with a display surface facing the product registrant side; a second display unit provided with a display surface facing the customer side; and the customer A change machine provided with a deposit port and a withdrawal port on the side, a control unit that executes product registration processing for registering products and accounting processing after depositing into the change machine, The input unit of the operation reception unit or the first display unit includes an accounting key that causes the control unit to start execution of the accounting process, and the second display unit causes the control unit to start executing the accounting process. An accounting key; and After payment of the total amount or more amount obtained based is, any one of the accounting keys to perform the accounting by being pressed.
[Appendix 12] In the merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to [Appendix 11], the control unit receives one of the accounting keys after an amount equal to or greater than a total amount obtained based on the merchandise registration process is received. The accounting process is executed when a predetermined time elapses without being pressed.
[Supplementary Note 13] A program according to another aspect of the present invention is a merchandise sales data processing apparatus that can be operated by opposing merchandise registrants and customers, and an operation provided with an input unit facing the merchandise registrant side. A receiving unit, a first display unit provided with a display surface facing the product registrant side, a second display unit provided with a display surface facing the customer side, and a deposit port on the customer side And a change machine provided with the withdrawal port facing, and the input unit or the first display unit of the operation receiving unit includes an accounting key for starting execution of accounting processing after depositing into the change machine The second display unit is a program for causing a computer to function as a merchandise sales data processing apparatus having an accounting key for starting execution of the accounting process, wherein the computer performs a merchandise registration process for registering merchandise. Run Product registration means for functioning as an accounting processing means for executing the accounting process, and after the payment of an amount more than the total amount obtained based on the product registration process in the accounting processing means, When the accounting key is pressed, the accounting process is executed.

  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Merchandise sales data processing apparatus, 1a ... Merchandise sales data processing apparatus, 10 ... Display device for salesclerks (first display device), 20 ... Operation reception section, 30 ... Scanner section, 30c ... Scanner section, 40 ... Housing 40a ... housing, 40b ... housing, 41 ... supporting part, 50 ... customer display part (second display part), 60 ... changing machine, 60a ... changing machine, 61 ... banknote management part, 62 ... inserting banknotes Mouth, 63 ... bill outlet, 64 ... coin slot, 65 ... coin outlet, 66 ... reject port, 70 ... receipt issuing unit, 70a ... receipt issuing unit, 85 ... insertion port, 87 ... scanner window, 90 ... control Part, 100 ... CPU, 110 ... ROM, 120 ... RAM, 130 ... communication part

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  1. A product sales data processing device that can be operated by opposing product registrants and customers,
    An operation receiving unit provided with the input unit facing the product registrant side;
    A first display unit provided with a display surface facing the product registrant side;
    A second display unit provided with a display surface facing the customer side;
    A change machine provided with a deposit port and a withdrawal port on the customer side;
    A control unit that executes product registration processing for registering products and accounting processing after depositing into the change machine,
    Input unit or the first display portion of the operation receiving part includes accounting key to perform the accounting to the control unit,
    It said second display unit comprises accounting key to perform the accounting to the control unit,
    The control unit is capable of executing a product registration process for a second customer who is a second customer while depositing into the change machine by the first customer, and during the deposit to the change machine by the first customer. when executing the commodity registration processing for the second customer, in the running of the commodity registration processing for the second customer, the total amount over the amount obtained based on the commodity registration processing for the first customer A merchandise sales data processing apparatus that executes the accounting process for the first customer when a deposit is made and one of the accounting keys is pressed.
  2. Wherein, after the first total amount more than the amount obtained on the basis of the commodity registration processing for the customer is credited, the by any one of the accounting key has expired is not a predetermined time pressed The merchandise sales data processing apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the transaction processing for the first customer is executed.
  3. Are operable by opposing product registrant and customers, and the operation receiving unit provided toward the input portion to the product registrant side, a first indication of which is provided toward the display surface on the product registrant side A register, a second display unit provided with the display side facing the customer side, and a change machine provided with a deposit port and a withdrawal port on the customer side, for registering products a product registration process and product sales data processing apparatus for executing the accounting after payment to the change machine, the input unit or the first display portion of the operation receiving unit, a pre-Kikai meter process with accounting key to execute, the second display unit, with respect to the provided accounting key to execute the accounting, the second customer is Tsugikyaku in payment to the change machine according to the first customer Computing as a commodity registration process is a viable commodity sales data processing apparatus A program to function data,
    The computer,
    Commodity registration means for performing the commodity registration processing,
    Function as an accounting processing means for executing the accounting process;
    In the accounting processing means, when the product registration process for the second customer is executed while the first customer deposits the change machine, the execution of the product registration process for the second customer, the commodity registration processing total amount more than the amount obtained based on for the first customer is credited, the program for executing the accounting for the first customer by any one of the accounting key is pressed.
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