What discounts does our system offer you:
There are 4 different discounts that can be added using this discount function;
- Discount an item by a fixed dollar amount
- Discount an item by a percentage amount
- Discount the entire check/bill by a fixed dollar amount
- Discount the entire check/bill by a percentage
- (6.50.x) Discount a group of items by a fixed dollar amount
- (6.50.x) Discount a group of items by a percentage amount
Generally speaking most discounts will be applied as a percentage amount to the bill. Obviously there are exceptions to this.
To add a discount
Firstly navigate to the discount menu and select 'add discount'.
Determine the amount of your discount (eg 20%, $5 etc) and add this to the value field. You should only enter the integer without any symbols (ie if 20%, enter only '20', if $5, enter only '5')
Next you can select the type of discount that this value will be from the drop down list below. You can choose either dollar value or percentage value of an item, a check/bill OR (from 6.50 onwards) a group of items. There is more information on this function at the end of this article.
Once discount type is selected you'll need to assign the correct authority to this discount. Here you'll be determining which staff can access and apply this discount.
Impos recommends that each discount is set to a minimum of 'manager' as an authority, and that you set the system to request authority regardless of whether the current user is a manager. This will mean that any user under the authority level of manager will be prevented from using the discount (even if the manager has accidentally left themselves logged in).
Once you are happy with the parameters of the discount click save and close the window.
The discount will need to be added to the menu design. Impos Menu Designers usually add these in the 'More Functions' Sublist near the 'Void discount' Buttons.
You can find our article on Menu Design here.
Changes to Discounts in 6.50.x
There have been a number of additions to the functionality provided by the Impos discount system:
- Capped discounts
- Floored discounts
- Restricting item level discounts to a set of predefined items
- Item group discounts
A capped discount restriction can be applied to any percentage discount.
The capped discount option allows you to provide a percentage discount up to a certain discount value. Eg. 10% discount up to the value of $10
To add the capped discount restriction to a percentage discount, select the capped discount option in Impos Back Office when editing the discount, and add the capped amount to the Maximum Discount text box.
The above discount will be applied to the check at 10% until the discount amount reaches $10 and then it will no longer increase.
When the capped discount is applied to the above check the following warning will be displayed to the user.
After clicking the ‘Continue’ button the discount will be applied to the check.
A floored discount option can be applied to any fixed dollar discount.
The floored discount option allow for a discount greater than the value of the current check to be applied to the check. The discount will always only take the check down to $0. As items are added to the check the discount amount on the check will grow upto and including the total available value of the discount.
To allow fixed discounts to implement the floored functionality select the ‘Enable Floored Discount’ option in the discount edit screen in Impos Back Office.
Applying a Floored Discount
When the floored discount is applied to the above check is applied to the above check the following warning is shown.
After application the check will appear as below.
When more items are added to the check the discount amount on the check is increased up to the value of the discount.
Restricting Item Discounts to A Set of Items
You can now specify that an item level discount can only be applied to a prespecified set to items. Eg.. you may have a coffee discount that can only be applied to coffee. If someone attempts to apply this discount to any item that is not part of the coffee group, the system will prevent the discount being applied.
Restricting an item discount to a predefined group in Impos Back Office
Here we have created a group called “Coffee”. (This can be found by accessing the Group option in the Menu Details menu in Impos Back Office.)
To restrict an item discount to a group you need to select the group you would like to restrict it to in the discount edit form in Impos Back Office.
Applying a restricted Item discount
If you attempt to apply the above discount to an item that is not part of the group defined in Impos Back Office you will be shown the following warning.
The application of the Restricted Item Discount functions only to items they can be applied to follows the normal Impos discount application procedure.
Item Group Discounts
You can now create discounts that when applied will by applied as Item level discounts to every item that is part of the specified item group on the check. If you create an Item Group discount that can be applied to the coffee group. When you select this discount on the menu, every item that is part of the coffee group on the current order will have an item discount applied to the value of the item group discount.
Creating a Group Item Discount in Impos Back Office.
Select either the ‘Item Group Fix $’ or the ‘Item Group Percentage %’ discount type in back office.
And then select the group that you would like the discount to apply to.
Applying an Item Group Discount
If the above discount is applied to the following check all the items in the coffee group will have a item level discount applied to them.