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Live Sales Reporting with Square for Restaurants FAQ

Managers of full-service restaurants can view how their business is performing in real-time through their online Square Dashboard or point of sale.

What is a Live Sales report?

A Live Sales report shows the overall performance of a shift, in real time. Live Sales include closed bills (with and without a finalised tip amount), as well as open bills.

How much does it cost?

This feature is available to all restaurant sellers subscribed to Square for Restaurants Plus or Premium plans.

Where can I find the Live Sales report?

From your online Square Dashboard, click Reports > Sales summary. Click the bills drop-down filter to select All Bills, Closed Bills, or Open Bills.

From the Square for Restaurants POS app, tap Account. From the list of reports, select View Live Sales.

Note: This filter applies to all relevant data (tables, sales, number of transactions, etc.) and can be seen in the following reports: Sales Summary, Sales Trends, Item Sales, Category Sales, Section Sales, Team Sales, Labour vs. Sales, Discounts, Modifier Sales, Taxes and Service Charges.

Will open ticket information be available in the Square Dashboard iOS app?

The Square - Dashboard for POS app for iOS devices does not include open ticket information at this time.

If I use other Square Point of Sale apps, like Appointments or Retail, will open tickets from there also appear in my dashboard reports?

No, dashboard reports will only consider open bill information from transactions completed using Square for Restaurants POS app.

What information do I see by default?

When you go to Sales Summary, Sales Trends, Item Sales, Category Sales, Section Sales, Team Sales, Labour vs Sales, Discounts, Modifier Sales, Taxes or Service Charges reports, you will see Closed Bills by default. If you’d like to view the report for all bills or open bills, you can adjust the filter on the report.

Read more about how to use Square for Restaurants reporting.

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