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The festive season is almost here and with it comes busy trade and public holiday penalty rates. For the hospitality industry, operating during this period 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 setup 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 tablets and via OrderToGo as needed.

How do I setup Surcharge Promotion?

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

When are the next public holiday dates?

  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Monday 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • Thursday 26 January – Australia Day

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