Under table ordering settings, you can manage the customer information collected when customers submit orders, define the default location type, enable open tap ordering, and manage standalone payment settings.
On This Page
- Customer Information for Table Orders
- Define the Default Location Type
- Enable Open Tap Ordering
- Manage Standalone Payment Settings
- Automatically Open Table on Ordering by Admin
Customer Information for Table Orders
You may want to collect customer information for communication or other reasons. For table ordering the customer information fields can either be hidden, optional or mandatory.
- Hidden: Field that you define as hidden will not be displayed to customers.
- Optional: Customers are allowed to fill in or leave blank.
- Mandatory: Customers must fill in the field to place an order.
Define the Default Location Type
In GonnaOrder a location can either be a table, room, or location. The table option should be used for on-premises dining tables, while the rooms can be used for rooms and enclosed spaces that are managed and served by your restaurant, bar, or hotel. A location on the other hand, may refer to an office block, an institution, or a home where you do deliveries.
Rooms and locations do not have to be on the same premises as your food business. Thus, you can associate a room or a location with a street address.
Orders submitted to a room or location that is associated with a street address are treated as delivery orders. Such orders will be sent to your myNext delivery management dashboard for fulfillment.
To set the default location type, go to Settings >Table ordering and click on the Location type dropdown list to pick an option.
Read how to setup rooms and locations.
Enable Open Tap Ordering
Open tap ordering is a feature that allows your guests to submit multiple orders, and pay once or whenever they are ready. When this feature is enabled, the waiter can open an order tap for any given table. The guests sitting at the said table can then place as many orders as they wish and get a combined bill at the end of their visit.
The feature also allows store staff to search and filter open tap orders for any given table on your premises.
Learn how to enable and manage open tap ordering.
Manage Standalone Payment Settings
Standalone payments enable your guests to pay for their orders at any time while on your premises. Combined with Open tap ordering, this feature makes it easy for you to manage open tap orders and receive payments. Standalone payments are supported for orders submitted in GonnaOrder and Powersoft POS.
By enabling standalone payments, you make it possible for your guests to split their bills and tip your waiters.
Additionally, you will be able to use your preferred payment provider to receive order and tip payments.
Read further on how to manage standalone payments.
Automatically Open Table on Ordering by Admin
This setting relates to open tap ordering where tables can be opened or closed by the waiter. It enables waiters to create open table taps by submitting orders – without navigating to tables and opening taps manually.
There are two possible cases where GonnaOrder can automatically open a table tap:
- Open tap ordering is enabled for the store and an admin user has submitted a new order to a closed table
- Open tap ordering is disabled for the store but enabled for a particular table, and a waiter has submitted an order to the given table
GonnaOrder will not automatically open order taps unless this setting is enabled. Also, notice that orders submitted by customers through your online store cannot cause an order tap to automatically open.