How to create multiple payments for an order

The iPad Point of Sale app allows you to accept different payment methods for your orders, from cash and checks to credit cards and e-checks. More, for any order, you can also split the required payment into multiple sub-payments, and each-sub-payment can be paid with any of the available payment methods.

When you press the Pay button on the order screen o fthe iPad point of sale app, the default option is to request the full payment for the order. However, on the same payment screen, you have the option split the order payment into any number of multiple sub-payments, based on the desired payment percentages or amounts requested by the customer(s), or the price of the individual items that have been ordered. For instance, the payment can be split into 4 payments of 25% each, or in 2 payments with requested fixed amounts.



Selecting any of the payment split option will display the payment split screen, where you can enter the number of payments that you want to split the full payment into, and the amount, percentage or items associated with each sub-payment.







You can split the payment via any of the available options:
  • By amount
  • This option lets you split the full payment into any number of sub-payments, each for a fixed amount, as requested by your customer(s). The last sub-payment is always calculated automatically by the system to match the full order total. For instance, you can split a full payment of $100 into 3 fixed-amount sub-payments, the first for $20, the second for $20, and the third for $50 (automatically calculated by the system)
  • By percentage
  • This option lets you split the full payment into any number of sub-payments, each for a fixed percentage of the full payment, as requested by your customer(s). The last sub-payment is always calculated automatically by the system to match the full order total. For instance, you can split a full payment of $200 into 3 fixed-percentage sub-payments, the first for 25% of the full order total ($50), the second for 35% of the full order total ($70), and the third for 40% of the full order total ($80 - automatically calculated by the system)
  • By items
  • This option lets you split the full payment into any number of sub-payments, with each sub-payment calculated based on the items that have been ordered. For instance, you can split an order with 4 items, A, B, C and D, into 3 payments, one for the items A and C, one for the item B, and one for the item D. All discounts and taxes will be properly adjusted by the system and applied to each sub-payment.

    Once you are done with splitting the payment, all the sub-payments will be shown in the Due payments list. Press the corresponding payment method that you want to use for each sub-payment, like Cash, Credit, Check or e-Check, and after the sub-payment is completed in the receive payment screen, it will be shown in the Received Payments list.











    In the Received Payments list, you have an option to refund the payment to the customer. If you refund it, a new payment for the same amount will be added to the Due Payments list, so you can process it again, and a Refund payment will be added to the Received Payments list, so you will have a record of the payment that you refunded.



    The order can only be closed once all the due payments have been received, for the full order amount. The buttons to close or cancel the payment screen will be disabled in the iPad point of sale app until you either refund all the payments that have been received for the order, or until all due payments are paid. If you need to cancel (void) or modify the order, or just to change the payment split, you must first refund all the received payments back to the customer, so you can start the entire payment process again. Once all the due payments are received, you can close the order and print the receipt(s).

    More, the posIPOS Point of Sale app lets you create separate invoices for each of the payments, so you can show your customers the appropriate invoice, and request each payment individually. Please read the next article to find out how to create invoices.