You sell products with deposit ("Pfand") and don't know how to book them on your MINI by orderbird? Read on to learn how to do it…
- MINI by orderbird does not offer deposit management. The procedure described here is only a workaround if you cannot do without deposits. Please check with your tax advisor if this procedure is okay for your business.
- The orderbird AG does not provide tax advice. Everything we write reflects our experience and the experience of our customers. Please contact your tax advisor for binding statements on how you can charge deposits.
Create a product, e.g. "Deposit - 1 Plate", or "Deposit Cup". You can also create a deposit for specific amounts like "Deposit +0,50 €". If you sell a beverage, for example, you additionally book the corresponding deposit item.
Important: Please keep in mind to not include a deposit in the price of the actual product.
Paying back deposit
Create a product "Deposit return" with the corresponding negative amount. If you return a deposit to your customers, you book this product.
Important: Deposit is not allowed to be discounted. If you grant a customer a discount on the shopping cart, please charge the deposit without a discount in a separate shopping cart. Your customer will therefore receive two invoices.
Different deposit amounts
You are using different deposit amounts? No problem, just create a separate deposit products for each amount. These products need different names (e.g. "deposit cup", "deposit plate" or "deposit 0,25 €").
Tip: For a better overview in your accounting, it is best to create the deposit items in a separate category.