Online Food and Beverage Sales: Configuring your App and Pickup Setting

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Before you start using concessions in the app, there are a few things you will need to configure. You will need to make sure you have your Menu setup. You'll also need to configure your Pickup Options, as well the hours the pick options are available and questions you may want to ask them about their pickup. Optionally, you can configure location restrictions for order and picking up and other general settings.


Enabling Concessions in App

There are two different ways for customers to purchase concessions in the app. These two options are a button above the schedule, and a prompt after selecting tickets. You can have either one or both of these options enabled, but at least one of these must be enabled to sell concessions in the app.

Enabling Button Above Schedule

  1. To add the button above the schedule, Navigate to Setup -> Mobile App -> App Configuration.
  2. In the Food and Beverage tab of the Main Settings tab, check the Enable Concession Sales Without Tickets option
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Prompt for Concessions after Ticket Purchase

  1. To prompt customers after ticket selection, Navigate to Setup -> Mobile App -> App Configuration.
  2. In the Ticketing tab of the Main Settings tab, check the Prompt for Concessions after Ticket Purchase option
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Configuring your Menu in the RTS App

Setting up your app Menu will predominately be done in the Setup -> Mobile App -> Menu Setup Window. You'll also likely be making use of Concession Modifiers to setup options for Menu items.

For detailed instructions on setting up your concession app menu, see our Wiki page here.


Adding Pickup Availabilty

The software allows you to have multiple different Availability Groups defined in case you have Pickup Options with different hours, or have different hours during the Summer and Winter. To add Availability groups:

  1. Navigate to Setup -> Mobile App -> App Config and enter the Availability Editor tab.

    Rts mobileApp appConfig availability.png

  2. Press Add next to the Group Name dropdown
  3. Enter in a name for the Availability Group. This is the name it is referred to in Software
  4. In the lower half of the window, Check the Enabled box for any days in which this group will be available
  5. Set the Open and Close dates for each day
  6. If adding multiple similar Availability Groups, use the clone button to copy


Setting up Pickup Options

RTS has support for multiple pickup methods so you can give your customers choices. You may for example want to have a curbside and a counter option. To set them up:

  1. Navigate to Setup -> Mobile App -> App Config and enter the Configure Pickup Methods tab inside the Order Pickup tab.

    Rts mobileApp appConfig orderPickup pickupMethod.png

  2. For each Pickup method, press Add in the lower-left corner of the screen and enter a name for the pickup method
  3. Optionally add a Description to add more context to the Display Name, or a Customer Instructions Response to provide instructions once the customer checks in.
  4. Select the Availability Group with the appropriate hours from the Scheduled Group dropdown.
  5. If you wish, change the order that the Pickup Methods will appear in the app using the Move Up and Move Down buttons on the lower-left hand side. The order the Pickup Methods appear in the list is the order they will appear in the app.


Adding Questions to Pickup Methods

For some Pickup Methods, you may want to ask for information from the customer. To accommodate this, RTS allows you to create questions and tie them to pickup methods. To do this:

  1. Navigate to Setup -> Mobile App -> App Config and enter the Configure Questionaire tab inside the Order Pickup tab.

    Rts mobileApp appConfig orderPickup question.png

  2. Add a question by pressing the Add button on the left side of the screen under the Questions List and enter a name for the question
  3. Enter the question text you want displayed to the customer in the Customer Question box.
  4. Optionally enter a description for the question in the Question Description Box. This may be used to provide context, example answers, or a reason as to why you're asking the question.
  5. Enter a short name for the question in the Kitchen Description. This will be displayed in the order window
  6. Set the Response Type. This will be used to make sure the customer's answer is in the proper format
    1. Integer: The customer's answer must be a number without a decimal.
    2. Decimal: The customer's answer can be a number with a decimal.
    3. String: The customer's answer can include any combination of numbers, letters, and punctuation.
    4. Phone Number: The customer's answer must match the formatting of a phone number
    5. Email Address: The customer's answer must match the formatting of an email address
  7. If the response is required, check the Response Required checkbox
  8. If you would this question to be asked when the purchase instead of when they Check-In at the theatre, check the Ask Before Purchase Complete box.
  9. Assign the question to a Pickup Method using the Pickup Method Dropdown box