A tip pool is a way to distribute tips to other staff members besides servers. Since bartenders and bussers are part of hospitality staff, a restaurant might want servers to share a portion of their tips with the other staff members.
There are several different ways to set up a “tip pool”. This will show how to set up a simple tip pool with these characteristics:
First, set up the flash category you want this tip pool to be calculated from. If this tip pool is for paying bartenders, then you might need a flash category that includes liquor, beer, and wine sales. This setting is in Setup → Reports → Flash Reports. Create a single flash category that contains the sales you want to calculate from. In this example, we are going to calculate only from beer.
Next, set up your tip pools. This is in Setup → Payment → Tips → Tip Pool Percent. You can have up to three tip pools.
That’s it! Ring in some sales and test it out. Below is an example cashout showing how these three tip pools calculated.