Modifiers: Advanced Features

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Note: this article refers to features in version 2.48, which you may not be using yet. Not to worry, though—your Management Console will automatically upgrade to the newest version over the next few weeks.

Overview

Revel offers many advanced features that allow you to tailor modifiers to your needs. To learn how to create and associate modifiers, check out our Introduction to Modifiers.

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Modifier Price Override

Your system comes with a default modifier class called Size. Modifiers in this class can override the price of the product. This allows you to set different prices for different product sizes without creating a new product for each size. Here's how:

NOTE: Before you begin, visit our Introduction to Modifiers, create at least one modifier in the modifier class Size, and assign it to at least one product.

To set an override price:

  1. Go to the Products tab.
  2. Click the icon in line with a product. If the product does not use a modifier in the Size modifier class, add one now:
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  3. Check the box next to Size.
  4. Under Available Modifiers, find the modifier that should override the product's price (make sure it's active) and enter the Override Price:2.jpg
  5. Click Save.

The newly indicated modifier price will override the original price of the item when applied on the Point of Sale.


Per Product Modifier Pricing

Your Revel agent can enable per-product modifier pricing for you so that you can adjust product and modifier prices separately.

To adjust modifier pricing for a product:

  1. Go to the Products tab.
  2. Click the icon in line with a product.
  3. Choose the Modifier Class you want to activate.
  4. Under Modifier Price enter the price the modifier should have when applied to this product: 3.jpg
  5. Click Save.

Special Request Modifiers

The Special modifier class allows you to include common special requests as modifiers. To create a special modifier, use the Special modifier class and follow the instructions for creating a modifier and assigning it to a product.


Adding a Quantity to Modifier

Sometimes you need to apply more than one of a particular modifier. For example, your customer may want to double a topping or order an extra side of dipping sauce. The Add Quantity To Modifier feature allows a modifier to be applied to a product multiple times.

To add a quantity option to a modifier:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections and search for Add Quantity in the search box.
  3. Activate the option to Add Quantity to Modifier and make sure it is activated with a blue checkmark:
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  4. Click Save.

You can now change the quantity of modifiers when entering an order on the Point of Sale, as long as those modifiers don't have Maximum Number of Modifiers set to 1 (See our Introduction to Modifiers).

To change a modifier quantity on the Point of Sale, tap the + or - symbol on the modifier button:

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Disable Modifier Pop-up

You can disable the modifier pop-up that appears when you add a product to an order while keeping modifiers available for that product. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Products tab.
  2. Click the icon in line with the product for which you want to disable modifier pop-ups.
  3. Click Clear Selections and search for disable in the search box.
  4. Click the box labeled Disable Modifier Pop-up under Select Desired Settings and make sure it is activated with a blue checkmark:5.jpg
  5. Click Save.

Any modifiers attached to a product will still be available on the Point of Sale. To add a modifier to an order when the pop-up is disabled:

  1. Choose the desired product to add to the order. 
  2. Choose the product where it appears on the order.
  3. Choose Modifiers:
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  4. Select the desired modifiers to add and select Add to Order.

Do Not Display Default Modifiers on Order Screen

Modifiers can be set as default options (Learn more). If you don't wish default modifiers to appear on your order screen, here's how to hide them:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections and type do not display in the search field.
  3. Click the box labeled Do Not Display Default Modifiers on Order Screen under Select Desired Settings and make sure it is activated with a blue checkmark:
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  4. Click Save.

Enable Modifier Discounts

The Enable Modifier Discounts feature allows clients to be able to issue discounts at the modifier-level as opposed to the product. A good example would be a smoothie shop that has a promotion for free boosts for their smoothie drinks that would otherwise come at an additional charge.

To enable modifier discounts:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections and type modifier discounts in the search field.
  3. In the navigation window, check the box labeled Enable Modifier Discounts to show the setting and make sure it is activated with a blue checkmark:
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  4. Click Save.

    NOTE: This feature only allows you to discount ONE modifier on the product; multiple modifiers attached to a product cannot be discounted. For example, if you have an item that has three selected modifiers on an order, only the FIRST modifier selected will be discounts.

Include Modifier Options: No, Side, Only, Lite

Sometimes you might need to add additional descriptors to your modifiers to customize an order. For example, a customer might want their pizza light on the onions, or ask for a sauce on the side. Revel offers default options that can be activated for these common requests.

To enable this option:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections
  3. Type lite in the search field.
  4. In the left-hand navigation window, click the box labeled Include Modifier Options: No, Side, Only, Lite to show the setting and make sure it is activated with a blue checkmark.
    1. No – Tells the kitchen not to include the modifier in the product. If the modifier includes an upcharge, the system will remove that upcharge from the modifier.
    2. Side – Tells the kitchen to place the modifier on the side, as with sauce or salad dressing.
    3. Only – Tells the kitchen to include only that modifier.
    4. Lite – Tells the kitchen to place only a small amount of the modifier (usually a sauce or topping) on the product:9.jpg
  5. Click Save.

    NOTE
    : These buttons can also be customized with additional descriptors for your business needs. Under Settings, search Editable Modifier Options. Make sure it is activated with a blue checkbox and then you can adjust the labels accordingly: 10.jpg

To add modifier options No, Side, Only, and Lite on the point of sale:

  1. Select one of the modifier options at the bottom of the screen. You'll notice each option has a designated color:
    1. No - Red
    2. Side - Green
    3. Only - Purple
    4. Lite - Dark Blue
  2. Choose your modifier, which will also be highlighted in the corresponding color to match the modifier option:
  3. The option will appear along with the modifier on the order. If you have already added the modifier, tap the option along the bottom of the screen, and tap the modifier button again:
  4. Tap Add to Order.

Modifier Substitutions

The Modifier Substitution functionality lets you specify which substitutions are allowed for a particular modifier. You may, for example, wish to allow only substitutions of equal or lesser price. Here's how to enable modifier substitutions:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections and type modifier substitutions in the search field.
  3. Click the box labeled Modifier Substitutions under Select Desired Settings and make sure it is activated with a blue checkmark:
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  4. Click Save.

To assign substitutions to a modifier:

  1. Go to the Products tab and select Modifiers.
  2. Click the icon in line with the Modifier:13.jpg
  3. Scroll down until you see the checkbox labeled Substitute Modifiers. Click the box to check it.
  4. Click the Substitutions box and enter the name of the modifier(s) you wish to substitute:14.jpg
  5. Click Save.
  6. Return to Products and choose theicon in line with the product.
  7. Choose the appropriate modifier class for the product. 
  8. Make sure the boxes labeled ACTIVE and DFLT are both checked for the modifier.
  9. When modifier substitutions have been enabled, you will see a third column labeled Sub. Check the box in the Sub column in line with a modifier to enable substitutions:
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  10. Click Save.

NOTE: A modifier must be set as default to allow substitutions.


Split Modifiers

Sometimes customers will want to split modifiers. For example, if someone orders a pizza and they want to split the pizza in half with different toppings, this is a good use of our Split Modifiers function.

To enable Split Modifiers:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections and type split in the search field.
  3. Click the box labeled Split Button for Modifiers under Select Desired Settings and make sure it is activated with a blue checkmark. You can also decide if you want to activate the option to Charge Full Price for Split Modifiers.
    1. Charge Full Price for Split Modifiers allows you to set modifiers to ring up at full price no matter how you split them. If you choose this option, a pepperoni topping priced at $.50 will still ring up at $.50 even if the customer orders it on only part of the pizza.
    2. Otherwise, if you leave this option unchecked, the default setting will split the price of modifiers in half. For example, with split pricing, a pepperoni topping priced at $.50 will ring up as $.25 if a customer orders pepperoni on only half of their pizza:
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  4. Click Save.

Split Modifiers must be enabled by modifier class, because you might want to allow splitting for some modifiers but not others. To allow splitting for a class of modifiers:

  1. Go to the Products tab.
  2. Click the icon in line with the modifier class.
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  3. Click the checkbox labeled Allow Split Modifiers: 
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  4. Click Save.

When you refresh your point of sale, you'll see new options along the bottom of the screen for products with that modifier class attached. To add a split modifier to an order on the point of sale:

  1. Add the product to your order.
  2. On the bottom of the modifier pop-up, tap First Half or Second Half.
  3. Tap a modifier to add to that half of the pizza or other product.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all modifiers have been added the product.
  5. Tap Add to Order:
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Validate Modifier Selection on Submit

If minimum and maximum modifiers are enabled for a product, the system will not allow you to switch from one modifier screen to the next. Instead, a popup window with the message “Select at least 1 modifier(s) please” will appear without first selecting a modifier in the order that modifiers have been configured.

To activate this setting:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections and type validate modifiers in the search field.
  3. Click the box labeled Validate Modifier selection on submit under Select Desired Settings and make sure it is activated with a blue checkmark:20.jpg
  4. Click Save.

Once activated, the system will prompt you to validate that ALL required modifiers have been selected on Add or Submit within an order. This means if you have multiple classes with required modifiers, you can technically still add the product after selecting the required modifiers within one modifier class.

If not activated, the Point of Sale will validate modifier selections class by class. Checking this will also disable auto-jumping from one modifier class to another.



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