Version 1.1 of the Ordering API adds support for a payment status so partner Apps can indicate whether an order has to be paid or not.
For POS systems, this means orders can contain the
paymentStatus when fetched. This status indicates whether the order needs to be paid or not.
For more information, refer to the Ordering Changelog.
Our research has shown that hospitality Merchants want to have a choice of which Ordering Apps they accept. Through interviews, we have learned how much extra work it puts on the Merchants and their POS to accepts these Apps. For Merchants, the effort to re-enter each order into the POS (particularly during busy periods) can be quite onerous and for POSs having to maintain separate integrations with a range of Ordering Apps seems like an unnecessary overhead.
The goal of Tyro Connect’s Ordering API is to alleviate both of these problems by developing an API that has been specifically designed to support all types of Ordering Apps. The key value proposition for POS Partners is that one integration with our Ordering API unlocks many different Ordering Apps for Merchants. For Merchants, having orders flow straight into their POS and workflow saves time and eliminates errors.
Version 1.0 of the Ordering API supports the following App types:
- Take away (including both delivery and pick up)
- In restaurant (table service and counter service with notifications)
Apps that are supported in Version 1.0 include:
Apps that are coming soon include: