Payment types represent the means of payment available to a patron. They are the base level at which cash and other items of value are tracked at POS and CashDesk. They might include cash denominations, credit card brands, or voucher values.
Examples of payment types:
- Cash denominations, such as $5 and $10 notes
- Credit Cards, such as AMEX, Diners, and Visa
- EFTPOS and EFTPOS Advance
- Gift vouchers, such as an Adult $10 Gift Voucher.
You need to have a Payment type for each payment method that you want to track separately.
Tip: To copy a payment type, go to Options > Copy.
Important: When you make a payment type inactive, customers won't be able to use it to make payments on your sales channels. This behavior change happens immediately. Before you inactivate a payment type, make sure any POS sessions with that payment type are cashed up. To cash up a POS session that uses an inactive payment type, you'll need to temporarily reactivate the payment type.
Each payment type must be associated with a payment group. Multiple payment types can belong to a single payment group, or there may be a 1-to-1 relationship between payment type and group. The payment groups set up will determine whether the payment type is tracked by quantity, value, or both, and also whether it can be used as part of an opening float.
Note: You can restrict a payment type to specific items or tickets using the Items tickets & payment vouchers tab. When you do, you'll need to select an enforcement level:
- Every time. Only this payment type can be used to purchase the specified items or tickets.
- Booking pickup only. Only this payment type can be used when customers are picking up the specified items or tickets as part of a booking,
- Not enforced. Any payment type can be used to purchase the specified items or tickets.