POS Table Order QR Code
POS Table Order QR Code
Odoo is an extensive open-source ERP software made up of an integrated suite of business modules, including CRM, Sales, Accounting, Inventory Management and most important of them all, the POS (Point of Sales).
A critical point of purchase where the customers do payments for the products purchased is referred to as POINT OF SALE. Odoo's online Point of Sale application is based on a simple, user-friendly interface. The Point of Sale application can be used online or offline on iPads, Android tablets, or laptops.
Odoo Point of Sale is fully integrated with the Inventory and the Accounting applications. Any transaction with your point of sale will automatically be registered in your inventory management and accounting and, even in your CRM as the customer can be identified from the app.
This POS is widely used at restaurants and bars also. And with the option to set up individual tables and manage orders for them, it makes it very easy to manage orders from different tables easily.
If you are a restaurant/bar owner, one thing that always comes to your mind is how to make your place stand out. We can always work on food quality and that should always be the priority but what comes with that is the user experience. A customer remembers a place with the experience he/she had there. This includes the food, hygiene, and hassle-free ordering experience.
So what can we do to make this experience worth remembering?
The answer is to provide them with something that makes them excited as well as happy. One such feature that you can provide to your customer is to order directly from their phones & tablets without waiting for anyone. The process of ordering is very important because a customer judges your place based on these small experiences.
Now, the question comes how to make this process faster and easier to manage in Odoo.
In this blog, we are going to discuss an amazing module which allows the user to directly place an order from its table by scanning a QR code.
POS Scan Table QR Code (Restaurant)
This module allows the customer to make an order from there phone sitting at the table and that order are directly sent to the kitchen. All user needs to do is scan the QR code at the table and it’ll directly place an order of the selected item from that table to the kitchen.
Variations in the order help in making the customer happy. If the customer has the option to modify the order by adding some modifiers to their order, then it makes the customer more satisfied and in turn, profits to the restaurant.
For this purpose, we have another module, POS Product Modifiers, which is interrelated to the POS Table QR Code Module. It is a very useful addon for making the order process effortless for the customer.
This module helps in generating modifiers for your table order products so the customer can add these modifiers to the order if they want.
For example, if we have a Food Product Pizza on our menu. We can add the Cheese Burst as a modifier, so the customers have the leverage to add the Cheese burst to their orders if they want.
So, let us see how we can configure these modules, to setup the restaurant and tables.
Setting Up Floors and Tables:
So, first of all, we’ll setup the floor plans and tables for the restaurant. In simple words, we’ll setup the floors and their respective tables.
First of all, activate the developer mode. Navigate to the settings and scroll down below. Here we can see a menu, ‘Activate the developer mode’, click on it and the developer mode will be activated.
This is needed so that we have full access to the configuration menu for setup.
Now, Navigate to POS > Configuration:
Here, we can see a menu named Floor Plans.
Now we can create the Floors and tables for the floors. Click on create and fill up the details. Here, we’ll name the floor and select the POS to which this floor will belong.
After that, we will create tables for that floor. Click on Add A-line and a form will popup.
After the floors and tables are setup. Our next step is to create products for the order menu.
Table Order Products:
It is not necessary to display all the products present in your system to the orders menu. Here, we’ll see how we can setup products for Orders.
Navigate to POS > Products:
Create a new product. For example, in this case, let us create a new product Pizza for the table order.
Enter the name, and make sure that you enable ‘Is Table Order?’ checkbox because this checkbox differentiates other products from the table menu products. Also, select the price for the product and the taxes.
A pizza can be of various sizes like small, medium or large so here we’ll define the sizes for the Pizza. For that, we’ll generate variants for the product.
After that, navigate to the Point of Sale and select the category for the product.
Now click on Save. We can also configure various prices for the size variants.
So our table product is generated, next we’ll see how we can generate modifiers for the products.
To generate modifies for this product, we need to enable ‘Is Modifier Product?’ checkbox. After that, Navigate to POS > Products > Modifiers.
Here we can generate modifiers that can be added to the product.
For example, let us create a modifier Cheese for the pizza. This means that we can add Cheese/Cheese burst to the pizza as an addon/modifier.
We can also configure variants for a different amount of Cheese that can be added.
I have also created another modifier Green Pepper which can be added as a Topping.
Next we’ll Navigate to POS > Products > Modifier Groups:
Here we’ll add the modifiers that we have created to a group, say Toppings.
Click on create and give a name to the group. Next, add the modifiers that belong to this group. This will help us in adding the modifiers to a product by simply selecting the group.
After the modifiers are configured, next we’ll move back to the product ‘Pizza’ and add modifiers to this product. Enable ‘Is Modifier Product?’. We’ll see a new tab ‘Modifiers’. Here, we’ll select the group of the modifiers which we want to add to this product and click on ‘Get Modifier’. After this, we can see that the modifiers are generated for this product. We can add also add a modifier separately to the line if we want.
Now our Table Product is ready, and we can see that the product is now displayed at the table for an order. We can access the table by the QR code or the URL.
Let us start the session to see the order process now.
The QR code can be printed and assigned to the respective tables for which they are generated. The customers will scan the QR code using the mobile or Tab and the Website URL for that table will open up.
After scanning the QR Code, the table URL will open up in the browser.
The customer can sort by the categories of the products.
Let us Add Pizza to the Order:
After clicking on the product, a prompt will open up regarding the variant of the product to be added, in this case, the size of the Pizza.
After clicking on ‘Add to Cart’, another menu will pop up showing the modifiers available on this product. In this case, Cheese, the customer has the option to add or remove cheese to the cart. Click on ‘Add to cart’.
The product and modifier will be added to the cart. The customer can modify the order if they want to. And then click on Confirm Order.
After clicking on Confirm Order, the Order will be sent to the kitchen and a token number will be generated for the table and token number.
The customer can also add other products to the order by clicking on ‘Resume’.
The order menu will open up again.
Let us say, for example, if the customer wants to add a drink to the order, click on ‘Add to cart’ and the product will be added to the cart. After that, just confirm the order and it’ll be sent to the kitchen.
We can also manage the orders at our end in the backend POS. We can add or modify the order at the backend of POS.
Select the table in the POS and click on the Table Orders tab.
We can see the Orders with their token number.
We can modify the orders by clicking on ‘Add Modify’.
After the order is done and completed, we can make the payment by the default POS flow and the order will be completed.
After the payment is done, the receipt for the order will be generated.
We can also see the orders in the backend.
So by using these modules, we can generate a very useful and customer-friendly, fast ordering processing and well-managed restaurant system.
We can use it to create as many floors and tables as we want and the QR code enabled access just to make it super easy for any customer to place their orders hassle-free.
We are currently working on the option to make the payment at the customer end and this feature will be available soon.
The whole document is done on v13 modules and the modules are available in v11 and v12 also.
Here are the Modules: