What is a Modifier?
A Modifier is a Product that can indicate a change, addition or variation to the product before it. With Modifiers, you can add skim milk to a coffee, tell the chef to cook a steak rare or choose the drink and chip size for a combo. Whilst you alter the quantity of a product as Modifiers are applied to Products, they will always only have a quantity of 1, so 2 sugars could be a modifier name or the sugar Modifier could be applied twice to indicates two sugars in a coffee for example.
How Modifiers Print
Modifiers will print on production docket with a + symbol before them to indicate a they are an addition. They will also print on receipts and can modify the price of a product by adding or subtracting depending on the price applied to the Modifier. If your integrated printer supports red printing (e.g. Epson U220), Modifiers and Product Notes will print in Red. $0 Modifiers will print on production dockets and, can be toggled to either print or be hidden on tax invoices (receipts) as they are not modifying the price, so customers won't have to see unnecessary modifications on receipts (e.g. cooking instructions).
Assigning Modifiers to Products
Kounta currently provides a few methods for assigning Modifiers to Products
Are you making changes to products and need to communicate these to your production staff (ie. Chefs or Baristas)? Then you need Modifiers. This feature would work best for;
- Modifiers can be shown either 'On Screen' or in an Option Set
- Each Modifier can have its own recipe and deduct inventory from your stock on hand
Setup Onscreen Modifiers
On screen modifiers are very simple and quick to setup. They show as a normal Product tile on the Sales Screen provided they are assigned a category but are marked with a small M in the bottom right.
These modifiers are created in the same manner as a normal Product except you tick the "Is Modifier" checkbox in Back Office > Products > Small cog to right of product line. Then change the This is a modifier slider.
You can also apply this setting to multiple Products fast and easily using the Product Import method.
Selling with "On Screen" Modifiers
When you select a modifier on the sales screen they will append to the last Product entered. They cannot be sold on their own so you will need to have a Product applied to a sale before adding a modifier to the Product.
You can return to an item and remove a modifier by selecting it in the receipt panel, then pressing the modifiers link at the top of the page.