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Adding POS Configurations

Set up a POS Configuration to edit the settings of your POS Devices to suit your business needs and workflows. If your business has multiple POS devices with unique functions, you can create multiple POS Configurations and assign them to specific devices to either limit or enhance the functionality of the device.

We currently support two versions of the POS Configurations page for Lightspeed Restaurant K Series: Configurations 2.0 and Legacy Configurations.

Lightspeed Restaurant accounts created after October 4, 2022, will have Configurations 2.0 enabled by default. Existing accounts will continue to use Legacy Configurations but will be migrated to the newer version at a later date.

To figure out which version of the POS Configurations page you're using, refer to the screenshots contained within this article and see if they match what's in your Back Office.

Select your POS Configurations version to filter the setup steps.

  • Adding a POS Configuration

    To add a new configuration: 

    1. Log in to the Back Office with your Lightspeed credentials.
    2. From the navigation menu, go to Configuration > Configurations.
    3. Click Create.
    4. Enter a Configuration name and select a Configuration to duplicate from the available drop-down.
    5. Click Create to finish.

    Managing POS configurations

    From the configurations page, you can perform a few quick actions to save time:

    • Click the three dots ••• within the same row as the configuration you wish to edit to show a list of available options:
      • Duplicate: Create a customizable copy of an existing configuration with the same settings.
      • Rename: Change the name of a configuration.
      • Delete: Remove an outdated or unused configuration. Important: a deleted configuration cannot be restored.
    • In the Linked menu column, click the menu to reveal a drop-down that allows you to quickly change the menu associated with a particular configuration.
    • In the Linked devices column, click the number in that row to see all devices linked to the selected configuration.
  • Adding a POS ConfigurationConfigurations-old-version_1.pngTo add a POS configuration:

    1. Log in to the Lightspeed Restaurant Back Office.
    2. From the navigation menu, go to Configuration > Configurations.
    3. Click + Add POS.
    4. Enter basic info for the new configuration:
      • Name: Choose a name that best represents the configuration. We recommend a name related to its function, such as a "Food truck" or "Table service."
      • From the drop-down menu, select an existing POS configuration to copy its setting—this saves you from starting with no settings enabled. Once created, you can edit the POS configuration as needed.
    5. Select Save.

    Once you have created the POS configuration, you can edit the settings and further customize them according to your business needs.


    What's next?

    Now that you have added POS Configurations to the Back Office, you'll want to edit its settings to best accommodate your workflows and business needs. For detailed information about these settings, see Managing and understanding POS Configurations.

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