Advanced POS Settings

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In Advanced POS Settings , you can enable specific functionality that are applicable to your business. Below is an explanation of the major settings that we offer. Revel offers multiple ways of seeing what settings do, you can use our new Revel Assistant, which provides in-console walkthroughs, our Knowledge Base, and the tool tips within the Management Console.

Advanced POS Settings

On the Management Console, navigate to Settings and search for Advance POS Settings.

  • Auto Logout on Done: Non-managers will automatically be logged out of the POS after tapping Done on an order, requiring a user to log in again to create a new order. This is useful for tracking employee’s sales for accountability purposes or for security purposes. See our article Enabling Auto-Logout on Done to learn how to use this feature. 
  • Admin Swipe Login: Non-managers will automatically be logged out of the POS after tapping Done on an order, requiring a user to log in again to create a new order. This is useful for tracking employee’s sales for accountability purposes or for security purposes. To enable this feature, see our article Assigning Admin Cards to Employees
  • Auto Done: If enabled, the order will automatically close when payments equal sales. This is especially useful for QSR establishments that have high volume as it eliminates a click on the iPad to get to a new order. Please note, if you enabled the reward point balance window for customer, this will also automatically close if this setting is enabled. 
  • Barcode Standard: Retailers scanning barcodes will need to set up the system to read barcodes. The system is programmed to understand 3 barcode standards. Select from the list the barcode standard that applies to your business so items can scan properly:
    • UPC-A ---This the most common barcode for retail items in the USA and Canada. This is a fixed length, numeric only symbol that must contain 12 digits.
    • EAN-13 -- This is a fixed length, numeric only symbol that is similar to UPC-A but encodes 13 characters instead of 12. The first digit indicates the country code for the product.
    • Code128 -- This is a variable length and is an alphanumeric symbol capable of encoding digits 0-9, upper and lower case letters A-Z.
    To find out more about barcodes, check out our article Barcodes.
  • Do Not Allow Modification of Old Closed Orders: Greatly limits the actions that were taken on previous days’ orders. Voids, refunds, and reprints are allowed, but not most other actions.
  • Prompt for Order: When enabled, the user will be prompted to select a dining option upon opening an order. This may be adjusted to prompt for dining option upon pressing pay.
  • Photo Clockin: This setting forces employees to take their picture as a part of the clock in process. A manager/owner must allow the POS to store photos on the iPad’s photo library in addition to enabling this setting. See how to enable this function in our article Forced Photo Clockin.
  • Declare Tips: Enables the declare tips feature which prompts staff to input their tips upon clocking out and then reports those values on Payroll. See our article How can I declare tips with Revel? to find out how to use this feature.
  • Group Duplicates: If this is enabled, identical items will be automatically grouped together in a quantity on the POS and receipts. (Rather than listing the same items individually)
  • Enable Price Overrides: Allows users to change the price of an item on the POS. The change can be for one time, one day, or permanent. Always requires a manager’s password. Our article, Price Overrides will show you how to enable this feature.
  • Enable Set Quantity: Adds set quantity button to the item detail screen. Use this button when ordering large quantities of a product instead of manually clicking the product to increase the product quantity.
  • Add Quantity to Modifier: Adds (+)(-) icons to modifiers on the POS, allowing the user to increase/decrease modifier quantities. See our article Modifiers Advanced Features to see how to enable this function.
  • Split Button for Modifier: Adds First Half and Second Half buttons to product modifiers classes on the POS. Useful for pizzas. Our Modifiers Advanced Features article will walk you through enabling this feature.
  • Override Prevailing Tax for Order: In enabled, this function allows Managers and Owners to set prevailing tax rates for an order on the Point of Sale.
  • Override Prevailing Tax for POS Station: Allows a manager to set a new prevailing tax rate for all orders on the POS station for a period of time. This setting is useful for businesses that travel, such as a food truck. If you will be selling your product where there is a different prevailing tax, you can use this setting to access a different prevailing tax rate, as well as customizing the time the new prevailing tax is effective. Learn how to use this feature in our article, Taxes Setup Guide
  • Show Images on Display Unit: Enables displaying images next to your items on the Display Unit. Exceedingly large files can affect the performance of the system. We recommend pictures no larger than 200x200 pixels. Learn how to add photos to your display unit in our article, Configuring the Customer Display Screen.
  • Language Pack: Revel gives you the ability to change the language on the POS system. Adjusting this setting will change the language only on your Point of Sale. Change your language on the POS system using the instructions in our article Selectable Language Packs
  • Include Modifier Options: No, Side, Only, Lite: Places 4 buttons at the bottom of each product modifier class on the POS to customize modifiers. When you select a product with modifier a screen will pop up titled Select Modifiers for x. If this is enabled 4 buttons will appear at the bottom of the screen labeled No, Side, Only, and Lite.
  • Tax by Dining/Order Option: Enables different tax rates by dining option. Useful for taxing items for dine in orders. See how to enable these rates in our article Adding a Tax by Dining Option.
  • Enable Service Fee: Enables a button where you can manually create a service from the Management Console and POS. See our article Service Fee Guide to learn more.
  • Auto refresh: Automatically prompts your POS station to refresh at a specific time of the day. Learn about refreshing your POS in our article, Refreshing Your POS.
  • Void/Return/ Exchange Preset Reasons: Here you can input the most common reasons for void/return/exchanges on the POS. Check out our article Receipt Settings for more information.
  • Customer Age Verification: Enables a feature on the product level, which allows you to set a customer's minimum age before being allowed to purchase the product.
  • End of Day Process: If enabled, you have the option to set steps required before an employee can close at the end of the night. You can also set a reminder time and warning time before the system completed the auto logout. See how to set up your end of day process in our article End of Day Process.
  • Support Tax Included Products: Enables the functionality on the product level, to set a price as tax included. You can see how to enable this function in our article Tax Inclusive Products.
  • CRV: A deposit functionality used both inside and outside of California. However, it may operate under different laws, based on the state you are in. See our article CRV Setup to learn how to use this function
  • Enable Receiptless Return: This feature allows you to complete a return without a customer's receipt. Our Receiptless Return Guide will show you how.
  • Enable Quick Donation: Creates a button on the POS for open ended donations. Find out more in our article Donations Feature.
  • Enable Invoices: Enable a button on the POS for using invoices. You can learn how to enable this button in our article Invoices Deposits.

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