What is a Bar tab and how does it work?
A bar tab is the running total of the charges that a guest accumulates during their time at the bar. It allows the customers to have their entire drink order get billed at once instead of paying separately for every drink. To open a bar tab, the preauthorization or preauth is practiced which works by using the customer’s card to charge a penny hence ensuring that enough funds are available when the order will be closed. The penny charged will be adjusted at the time of the final payment, in case a penny charged will be refunded to the customer’s card.
How to start an order at the Bar?
The Credit Card option allows you to swipe and authenticate the customer’s card at the time of starting the order. The card will be authenticated with a penny transaction and adjusted at the time of final payment. You only need to swipe the card once to initiate the tab, the card is automatically charged once tapped on the ‘Credit Card’ option on the payment screen. The Manual tab option allows you to create a tab manually and process orders further.
How to merge table order and bar tabs?
Sometimes you have a guest who opened a bar tab and a table order at the same time. Quantic POS saves the servers the headache of figuring out a new bill! Just easily merge the tab and table order using these simple steps!
For instance, a guest already has a table and has also opened a Bar tab. First, let’s start by opening the Bar tab service area and selecting their open bar tab.