Point of Sale (POS) Glossary
A guest count is a record of the number of customers in a group on the same receipt. For example, at a restaurant, the guest count would represent all of the people sitting at a table who are on the same check. At a mini-golf location, the guest count might include all of the people in a group playing together. At a bowling alley, an entire team might pay together at the POS terminal for a group rate.
The guest count may be important for situations where the business automatically includes a gratuity for the waitstaff when there are a certain number of people at the table. Some establishments might also give a discount for groups, so they would also want their point of sale system to keep track of the number of patrons.
An eCommerce website is open 24/7 and accessible from all over the world. Being online and having physical store opens your business to a global market.
You’ve probably been at the register at the grocery store and asked if you wanted to contribute money to a charity as you checked out. Maybe you donated, or perhaps you found it was annoying. It might have depended on your mood that day, or possibly the charity was a deciding factor.