just received a weird requirement from a customer. he has a number or local independent shops . he wants to use a windows app to scan a customer "loyalty card" and print a discount ticket to use at the pos. he also wants to sell gift cards to use as payment. all this while tracking their usage as in nop.
i thought of creating a store for each local shop and assign discounts to each store. it would have been much better to use vendors instead of store but nop does not support that at the moment.
what would be the best way to use a gift card as payment on a pos and validate the amount , track its usage on nop ?
in the case of discounts, a windows application needs to connect to nop via a web service , find the matching store with a value passed in the ws call, get a list of available discounts for that store , do whatever it needs to do with the it locally , then post back to nop a usage record for tracking the discount usage.
there a re no common products between the windows app and nop and there is no sale transaction on nop as well.
any thoughts are really welcome.