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Idealpos is closed on Australia Day Public Holiday
Idealpos will be closed on for the Australia Day Public Holiday (Monday 28th January 2019) and will reopen on Tuesday 29th January for normal trade.
Australia Day is a national Public Holiday observed across Australia which falls on the 26th January. However, as the 26th of January falls on a Saturday this year, the Public Holiday will be observed on Monday 28th January 2019. Therefore, Idealpos will be closed on Monday 28th January for the Australia Day Public Holiday.
If you're a business trading in Australia and will remain open for trade this Monday 28th January, now is a good time to configure Automatic Surcharge in Idealpos before you forget.
Automatic Surcharge is configured per terminal and can be set to apply the Surcharge during specific times. We suggest setting up each POS terminal on your network the same way if you want the Surcharge to apply the same way across your entire network.
The Surcharge will be applied regardless of the Surcharge permissions configured for the user or clerk.
To configure the Automatic Surcharge, open Idealpos and go to:
Setup > POS Terminals > Modify each terminal > POS Settings > Automatic Surcharge
Amount - Enter the Surcharge as a percentage (%) or a dollar ($) amount
Label - Enter the label that will be displayed on the receipt for the Surcharge
Date - Specify the Date range that you want the Surcharge applied for
Day - Specify the days that you want the Surcharge applied for within the Date range
The Surcharge will appear on all bills, receipts and Customer Displays during the Surcharge date range that has been configured
The rules for Surcharges are quoted from the ACCC website as follows...
"Restaurants, cafes and bistros that charge a surcharge on certain days do not need to provide a separate menu or price list or have a separate price column with the surcharge factored in. However, the menu must include the words “a surcharge of [percentage] applies on [the specified day or days]” and these words must be displayed at least as prominently as the most prominent price on the menu.
If the menu does not have prices listed, these words must be displayed in a way that is conspicuous and visible to a reader. These measures apply to pricing for both food and beverages."