What are Timing Groups?
A timing group is a time window for each day of the week. A timing group can either be continuous or slotted.
- A continuous timing group will have a start time and an end time for each day of the week, the window between the start and end would be considered as the operational times.
- A slotted timing group can have multiple operational windows, with breaks of no operation within a day without being continuously operational. A timing group can be used to: define timing at which a category of items is sold.
Let's take an example to understand where timing groups can be applied. Assume there are certain items from the menu which belong to the breakfast category. Now, these items are sold only between 8 am and 11 am on every day of the week. Here a timing group with a time window of 8 am to 11 am can be configured for every day of the week and this timing group can be assigned to the breakfast category. The timing group created can have a continuous window or have slotted windows for any given day.
How to configure a Location Group?
To create a Location Group, go to Configuration -> Groups -> Timing Groups and then click on ADD Timing Group.
In the New Timing Group page, follow the pointers below:
Is Active: Check this if you want the group to be active.
Title: Enter the name of the timing category.
Description: Enter the description of the group, this field is optional.
Current Active Mode: Here, you can either choose slot timings or continuous timings.
Multiple slots can be added for a day.
Day Selection: Day to be selected for which the timing has to be hosted. Multiple days can be selected for a group by clicking on the option Add Day.
Slot Selection: Slot range is to be selected, multiple slots can be added for a day by clicking on the option Add Slot.
Is Active: Check this box if you want the selected slot to be active.
Once you're done adding the required slots for the respective days, save!
Single time-window can be added for every single day of the week.
Day Selection: Day to be selected for which the timing has to be hosted. The same day can not be selected twice.
Slot Selection: Select a duration range. Only one range can be added to a day.
Is Closed: Check Is Closed box if you want the timing group to be inactive for this range.