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How to work with POS register

POS is a working place of waiter or cashier, where they will add products to receipts, make discounts and receive payments for orders.

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Written by Max
Updated over a week ago

Install application for waiters

To prepare a working place of waiter or cashier, download Poster POS for iOS, Android Windows, or macOS depending on your device.





iOS 13+

iPad Air 2

iPad Mini 4,

iPad Pro or higher

Android 7.0+

7″ Size

1024×600 Screen


Windows 8.1+

1.8 GHz CPU


macOS X 10.12+

Intel Core


Log into the POS

To start sales log into your POS:

  1. Launch Poster app on your tablet or computer.

  2. Enter POS login and POS password.

  3. Click Login.

  4. Enter your PIN.

  5. Enter the change Balance to start a shift.

  6. Click Open.

☝️ Find or change your register password in the management console. Go to Access → Registers and press Edit near your POS.

☝️ Log into the POS with owner email and password from Access → Employees.

💡 To help your waiter navigate in floor plan faster, tables are colored different:

  • grey displays a vacant table;

  • blue displays an order created by the currently logged-in employee;

  • violet displays an order created by the other employee;

💡 Turn off the guest count feature in SettingsGeneralPoint of Sale settings to To add ordered products after selecting a table instantly.

💡 Turn off the Show floor plan feature in Settings → General, in case your cafe operates in a To Go mode only.

Make a test sale

To make a test sale add products in receipt on the POS:

  1. Choose table on the floor plan and enter guest count.

  2. Tap product in the menu which is shown in the right part of the screen.

  3. In open receipt, in the left part of the screen tap near amount of product and choose:
    +” to add one more same dish;
    -” to delete one product from receipt.

  4. Press Pay.

Message us to clear sale tests before starting to work with Poster.

Make a sales report on POS

To control sales you can make a sales report by hours:

  1. Tap in the right upper corner and choose Make a report.

  2. Choose date and time of report period.

  3. In Waiter field choose from drop-down list:
    All waiters to make a report of all staff sales in chosen period.
    Waiter name to make a report of exact waiter sales.

  4. Turn on Sales by products to display names, count and price of sold products.

  5. Tap Make report.

  6. Tap Print in right upper corner to print report on ticket printer.

💡 To control receipts history and their amount by period, check receipts report.

Add POS transaction to record a non-sale income or expense:

Expense is the cost of the electricity used, rent or salaries.

Income is a deposit of cash to the cash drawer.

Safe drop is a transfer of daily proceeds between “Cash drawer” and “Safe deposit” account.

To add a transaction on the register:

  1. Click at the upper right corner of the screen and select Add transaction.

  2. Select a type of transaction: Expense, Income or Safe drop.

  3. Enter the transaction amount and write a comment.

  4. Select a transaction Category available at POS.

  5. Click Done.

💡 You can view all transactions that were added on the register or in the management console in Finances → Transactions.

☝️ If you add a transaction on the register, it will be automatically assigned to the “Cash shift” category. You can change category in Finances → Cash shifts in the management console. Click on the cash shift to view expense and income


💡 To make your transaction categories available on the POS:

  1. Go to the Finances → Categories tab in the management console.

  2. Enable Display on the POS next to the category.

  3. Restart the Poster POS app to apply changes.

  4. Go to ≡ → Add transaction to select a transaction category, type, and sum.

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