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Get real-time sales data on Square Restaurants POS

Who is this article for?
This article is for restaurant managers or owners using Square for Restaurants with a Square for Restaurants Plus or Premium subscription. Permission to view Sales Reporting is required. Learn more about team member permissions with Square for Restaurants.

Before you begin

Square for Restaurants allows you to see real-time data for your sales during service with the Live Sales report.

The Live Sales report shows the performance of a shift, in real time. Live Sales shows detail about open bills, as well as total sales that includes an overview of closed bills. Use this real-time data to analyse sales performance for the day and inform staffing decisions during service.

If you want to learn more about historical data, go to Square Analytics and Reporting on Square Dashboard, and for more information about Restaurants-specific reports, go to Get restaurant performance reports on Square Dashboard.

Open Live Sales report

The Live Sales report considers open and closed bills for sales made during the business hours you set on your Square Dashboard.

On an iPad

  1. Open your Restaurants POS app and tap Account > View Live Sales.
  2. Tap Refresh to ensure data includes any recent bills.
  3. Scroll to view all data.

On Square Register

  1. From the Restaurants POS app, tap More > View Live Sales.
  2. Tap Refresh to ensure data includes any recent bills.
  3. Scroll to view all data.

On the Square Dashboard app

  1. Open the Square Dashboard app and tap the person icon.
  2. Tap Bill reporting.
  3. Select All bills.

Next Steps

Learn how to access restaurant-specific reporting:

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