New Tip Out Feature - Available in MobileBytes Version 3.27

     

Tip Outs Features Now Available in MB POS version 3.27.  

The Tip Out feature allows a percentage of a staff member’s net sales, gross sales or tips to be allocated directly to another staff member or to a group pool. You can configure tip out types to be either suggested or automatic.

Suggested tip outs will appear on the server checkout with the suggested dollar amount that should be tipped out to each tip out type that has been configured. Automatic tip out types will appear on the server checkout and automatically deduct the total tip out from the total tips that are due to that staff member.  Read below for information on how to set up Tip Outs for your restaurant.

(As always, check with the Department of Labor for regulations and requirements.)

Tips Outs for MobileBytes

To set up tip out types:

  1. Go to the Admin Website->Settings->Tip Out Types
  2. Select New to create a new tip out type and fill in the fields
  • Name- The name of this tip out type will reflect on the server checkout and tip out reports. Suggested: The name should correspond with a job type you are tipping out (For example, you may have tip out pools named Busser, Bar or Expo.)
  • Tip Pool- Enabling a tip out type as a pool will allow staff to allocate tips into a group to be redistributed to individuals based on their hours worked. *Tip outs that are not set up as a pool can not be redistributed to individuals
  • Type-Choose Suggested if you would like the server checkout to reflect the suggested tip out amount. Choose Automatic if you would like tips outs to be automatically added to a pool.
  • Job Types-Select the job type(s) that will need this tip out type to show on their checkout report. Staff members of these job types are the ones expected or required to perform this tip out.
  • Percent- Select the desired percentage that will be tipped out
  • Category- The percentage selected will apply to either Net Sales, Gross Sales or Total Tips to determine the tip out amount.
  • Report Categories - If Gross Sales has been selected as the Category, specific report categories can be selected. The percentage selected will apply to any report categories that are selected. (For example, selecting 2% of Gross Sales and then specifying the Food Report Category will result in the staff tipping out 2% of Food Sales).
  • Balancing- Select Cash option to balance tips out of the current day’s expected cash. Select Payroll option to pay tips out on payroll.

 

Performing a Tip Out on the POS

Tip outs and tip pooling can be managed from the Tip Out section on the POS. There are multiple ways to perform a tip out on the POS depending on how the tip out is configured and if the tip out is going to a pool or go directly to an individual.

A tip out set as automatic will automatically be allocated to a tip pool and will be available for redistribution on the POS. A tip out that is set as suggested will need to be manually sent to a pool for redistribution or tipped out directly to an individual on the POS. 

Tipping out an individual staff member

  • Sign in to the POS and go to your name at the top right
  • Select the Tip Out option from the drop down menu
  • Go to the Tip Out to section
  • (Optional) Select the Filter Job Type option and select the appropriate job type
  • Select the Staff Option and select the staff member you are tipping out
  • Select the Amount option and type in the dollar amount
  • Select the Tip Out Button to complete the tip out

Tipping out to a pool

  • Sign in to the POS and go to your name at the top right
  • Select the Tip Out option from the drop down menu
  • Go to the Tip Out to section
  • Select Pool and select the desired tip out pool
  • Select Amount and enter the desired dollar amount
  • Select Tip Out button to complete the tip out

*Note: See below for instruction on how to allocate tip outs from a pool to an individual staff member

Tipping from a pool to individual staff

  • Sign in to the POS and go to your name at the top right
  • Select the Tip Out option from the drop down menu
  • Go to the Tip Out from section on POS
  • Select My Tips and change to desired tip pool
  • Select the Filter Job Type option and select a job type
  • Select the Staff option and select an individual staff member
  • Amount will auto generate based on hours worked (You can edit this amount by clicking on the Amount option and changing the dollar amount)
  • Select the Tip Out button to complete the tip out

*Automatic tip outs will appear in pools and be available to redistribute to individuals

Manually entering a dollar amount to tip out

  • Sign in to the POS and go to your name at the top right
  • Select the Tip Out option from the drop down menu
  • Go to the Tip Out to section on POS
  • Select the Amount button and type in dollar amount
  • Select the Tip Out button to complete the tip out


Tip Out Report

The tip out report allows you to toggle between three views for Pools, Staff and Job Types.

Pools

The pools view will display all tip out types that have been configured as a pool. The total in column will show the amount that has been added to the pool and the total out column will display the amount that was tipped out of the pool to individual staff. The remaining balance is also shown to indicate any tips that were not distributed.

Staff

The staff view will display the staff member, total in column, total out column and Net Column.

Total In: This is the amount of tip outs received by this staff member

Total Out: This is the amount of tips that were tipped out by this staff member

Net: This is the difference between the total in and total out columns

Job Types

The job type view will display the same data as the staff view except broken down by job type instead of individual staff.

Tip out permissions

There are two permissions options that relate to tips outs. Tip out permissions can be enabled on the Admin website under Location Setup->Permissions.

  1. Manage Tip Pools-If enabled, a staff member with this permission will be able to distribute tips from a pool to an individual staff member.
  2. Manual Tip Outs- If enabled, a staff member with this permission will be able to manually tip out a custom dollar amount to an individual.
 
 

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About The Author

Lynn literally grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry – and is now at the helm of the family business. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association.