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Reclaim public holiday penalty rates this June long weekend. For the hospitality industry, operating during public holiday periods can become costly which is why it is vital to reclaim penalty rates with public holiday surcharges. With SENPOS Point of Sale software, adding public holiday surcharges is simple and convenient thanks to the Surcharge Promotion function.

What is the SENPOS Surcharge Promotion function?

Surcharge Promotion is an in-built function within SENPOS Point of Sale software which allows you to add and pre-schedule instant percentage surcharges on food and beverage items. Once the desired percentage is set the new price is automatically calculated for the sale – no manual handling is required.

For venues with multiple dining and bar areas, the Surcharge Promotion function can also be allocated to specific terminals and menu items. For instance, a 5% surcharge on beverages purchased in the bistro compared to 10% when purchased directly from the bar. Your surcharge can also be assigned to other Point of Sale devices, such as our handheld POS device SENPOS GO, tablets and via OrderToGo too.

How do I set and schedule Surcharge Promotion?

The SENPOS Learning Hub has great tips and information to help set your public holiday surcharges easily. Using the Surcharge Promotion function you can prepare now for the upcoming public holidays and gain more time in your venue. Visit the SENPOS Learning Hub to see how.

When are the next public holiday dates?

  • Monday 6 May – May Day (NT)
  • Monday 25 May – Reconciliation Day (ACT)
  • Monday 10 June – King’s Birthday
  • Monday 5 August – Picnic Day (NT)
  • Monday 7 October – Labour Day

With several public holidays on the horizon, now is the time to review and schedule your Surcharge Promotion to help reclaim penalty rates. Not with SENPOS Point of Sale yet? Contact our SENPOS Point of Sale experts today.