On Hold Tickets

What are On-Hold tickets?

This question and a couple others was something asked by Rick & Judy from Mountain Mudd.

Tickets can be placed on-hold for a number of reasons. . . The first is that the payment is not being made until later and the second is that the ticket has a credit card assigned to it and the tip has not been processed.

An on-hold might be:
Someone called an order in and it will be paid for when they get there.
They are running a tab in the store.
They don’t have enough money or need to go grab their wallet / purse.
The order is in a drive thru and you need to take the next car in line.
and so on. . .

As you can see, this is a powerful feature. SP-1 allows you to pull these on-hold tickets back off and close them out at anytime. On-hold tickets are designed to be closed by the end of the day.

With credit cards (assuming you are processing through the POS and not a separate machine), the credit card is processed immedietly and then put on hold until the tip is added and processed (assuming you are processing tips!). If you don’t put a tip the credit card was still sent to the processor.

If you leave tickets on-hold, you will notice that the Business Summary at the end of the night will show you in two places that it is on-hold. First at the top of the printed or viewed page and then on red at the bottom of the Business Summary screen. The on-hold ticket is included in the totals on the Business Summary as we have to assume that you closed the ticket out and did not record the total.

Hopefully that clears up some things about On-Hold tickets!

Contact us at:
Mike Spence
8326 Woodland Ave. E
Puyallup Wa 98371

September 7th, 2009 by