New PLU Buttons

We have been working to create a new PLU button layout. In the new layout option you don’t have to include images for each PLU button giving you more space in the PLU button section on the checkout screen. Having more space enables you to add more products & levels on a screen at one time relative to the previous PLU setup. Also, you don’t have to worry about resizing your buttons anymore as Retailer takes care of this for you. Dynamically the buttons resize themselves based on the amount of buttons per level.

The levels are easy to identify using a colour code system. The products PLU buttons are a light green and the level PLU buttons are a light blue, this allows you to clearly and quickly identify the role of the PLU button in question. Clicking a product PLU button immediately populates the checkout basket with that product and keeps you on the PLU screen for adding more products.

When you open the checkout screen you can see one large button called ‘Product lookup buttons’. Once clicked, this then generates a new screen containing all the PLU buttons which you had previously setup. We haven’t made any changes to the setup of the PLU buttons so as to keep them simple to setup and consistent. We will be publishing a new help guide soon to aid you in setting up your new PLU buttons.

The new PLU buttons are available from Retailer version 10.86.0029.

Tutorial Video – Purchase Ledger Auto Payments

A video to show how to use purchase ledger auto payments.

Google Maps Sort

The developers here at RBA have been working hard for the last few weeks integrating the LPGas delivery create option with Google Maps Sort (GMS). GMS allows you to sort multiple delivery drops into the ideal route with ease based on your start and end postcodes. When GMS sorts multiple destinations, it takes into consideration the current traffic (at time of creation), road closers, road works, congestion etc, ensuring the calculated path is as efficient as possible.

To enable GMS you are required to have a Google account in place.

GMS integration is available in the latest version of LPGas 10.86.00028, contact RBA for more information!

Making Tax Digital

HMRC have been working hard for the last year to change how businesses need to keep our VAT records and how we submit our VAT returns. This change is only mandatory for businesses that are VAT registered with a taxable turnover ** which is above the VAT threshold, which is currently £85,000. But don’t panic, this change does not take effect until periods starting on or after 1st April 2019.  By going digital, it makes submitting your VAT returns much quicker and simpler, all with the click of the button.

Our software connects to HMRC’s system via an API (Application Programming Interface) some of the functions that retailer will be able to perform will be;

1)      Keeping all your records digitally, as required by the regulations.

2)      Creating your VAT return from the digital records held within retailer and sending this information to HMRC electronically.

3)      Providing HMRC with VAT data on a voluntary basis.

4)      Receiving information from HMRC via the API platform


Further information can be found here


** VAT Taxable turnover is the total value of everything you sell that is not exempt from VAT.



Decco Leeds Trade Show 2018

Paul Tierney will be exhibiting a stand at the Decco Leeds trade show 2018. While Paul is attending he will have his Yuno demo kit on show and is keen for you to come along and view the Retailer EPOS system as well as our RBA Mobile handheld solution. The Decco Leeds trade show is being held on the 24th October at York racecourse. Paul will be happy, as always, to answer all your questions you may have as well as providing you with demonstrations of our software and our RBA mobile application. Paul can’t wait to see you all there!



RBA Making Tax Digital

RBA are to send a development team to HMRC Shipley to attend the Making Tax Digital live roll out event at HMRC’s head office on the 11th October. RBA intend to make Retailer MTD compliant by the end of 2018 ready for the April 2019 live date.

Decco Show Sandy Park Stadium

RBA will once again exhibit a stand at the Newton Abbott Decco show to be held on Tuesday 9th October at Exeter Chief’s Sandy Park Stadium just outside Exeter. As always we will be on hand to answer any questions attendees have and provide demonstrations of Retailer and RBA Mobile.

Home Hardware Tiverton User Group 2018

On 5th March RBA will be holding a user group at the Best Western Tiverton.

The group will run from 2pm and will begin by focusing new system feature before moving on to split sessions covering introductory and  advanced topics, rounding off with an open discussion and Q&A session.


Attendance is free but space is limited so email to book a place.

MLA Show 2017

RBA Staff will be out in force at this years Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) Show, with Steve, Paul & Jon manning the stand. We shall be there to answer questions and demonstrate the system to the show attendees.

RBA will be attending the whole show from the 6th of October through to the 8th. Come and see us!

Home Hardware Silverstone 2017

Prior to the Home Hardware show at Silverstone on the 19th of September RBA will be holding a user group at Whittlebury Hall Hotel as we have done in previous years.

The group will run from 2pm on the 18th and will begin by focusing on the new Home Hardware integration followed by an explanation on how to integrate a website with a live RBA system. The group will then split, Jon will be holding a session on Stock Control and Auto-Ordering and Steve will be holding a session on Document Design and Excel import/export techniques.

Attendance is free but space is limited so email to book a place.