A cash drawer is generally understood as a base cash amount that users exchange during the shift. Cash drawers are typically filled with smaller denomination amounts at the start of a shift so that users can provide change to customers during cash transactions.
You can use physical drawers to track and report cash flow. If your Restaurant POS device is not linked to a physical drawer, cash flow is connected to the user performing orders. In this case, the physical drawer is virtual and called a user wallet.
You may opt for user wallets if your POS users manage their own cash drawer during a shift. User wallets are automatically created if you have a cash drawer unlinked to a physical drawer.
If you are using cash drawers at your business, it's a good idea to set up a physical drawer. Physical drawers are connected to your receipt printer and then given an assigned name in the Back Office for reporting purposes.
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