Tip Later

With Tip Later, the cashier authorizes a credit card and comes back to the order at a later point to enter the gratuity. This frees up the register and simplifies the customer interaction.

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Enable Paper Receipts

Tip Later is only available when customers sign and tip on paper receipts for credit card sales. Learn how to enable paper receipts for credit card transactions to begin using Tip Later at the register.

  1. Sign into BackOffice as an employee with the relevant permissions or the Retail POS (S-Series) app as the Business Owner and open receipt settings.
    • In BackOffice, click ‘Settings’ and select ‘Receipts and Tips’.
      Don’t see ‘Receipts and Tips’? Visit our troubleshooting guide for help.
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  2. Select the 'Tips and Signature' tab.
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  3. Change ‘Signature’ to ‘On paper’ and enable ‘Tips’.
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  4. (Optional) Add tip suggestions to paper receipts.
    a Check the box to enable this feature.
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    b Customize each tip’s value and type (‘$’ or ‘%’).
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  5. Click 'Save' to confirm the change.
  6. If updating tip settings from BackOffice, go to the register and Get Updates from BackOffice.

    Receiving an error while getting updates? Visit our troubleshooting guide for help.

Pay Now, Tip Later

Once a customer places their order and the cashier processes their card, use Tip Later to return to the order after the customer signs the receipt to enter their tip.

To learn how to use Tip Later on the Retail POS (S-Series) app on The Mini or The Station, visit our help article here.

  1. Ring up a sale as usual.

    Not sure how to start? Visit our Running Sales at the Register article for help.

  2. Tap 'Credit' to tender the sale.
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  3. Swipe, tap, insert, or manually enter a credit card.

    Visit our Accepting Credit Cards article for help processing a credit card.

  4. On the tip screen, tap 'Adjust Tip Later'.
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  5. Enter a name for the sale (optional) and tap 'Save'.

    By default, the sale’s name is set to the name of the customer tagged to the sale. If no customer is selected, the name defaults to Walk-in plus the current time.

  6. After the customer signs the receipt, open the Main Menu and tap 'Saved Sales'.
  7. Select the sale marked 'Awaiting Tip'.
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    To learn more about the Saved Sales screen, visit our Saved Sales article.
  8. Enter the tip amount from the receipt and tap 'Charge'.

    The tip amount cannot be changed at the register after tapping ‘Charge’. ShopKeep Payments by Lightspeed merchants can request adjustments for incorrectly entered tips. Read our Tips and Gratuity article to learn more.

  9. If prompted, the cashier either taps ‘Yes’ to confirm the gratuity amount or ‘Re-enter Gratuity’ to enter a different amount.

    This warning appears when the gratuity entered is less than 5% or more than 50% of the sale total.

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  10. Select a receipt option and tap ‘Done’, or tap 'No Receipt'.

  • Running into an issue? Visit a troubleshooting guide for solutions to common problems.
  • Check out our Register FAQ for answers to common questions about using the register.
  • Visit the Tips and Gratuity article to learn how to pay out gratuity and view gratuity reporting.