Liquor store age verification within mPower POS Software

Age Verification for Beer, Wine, and Liquor Retail Stores

You have several options for age verification within mPower POS, including utilizing a 2D scanner for use with driver’s licenses. The best fit for your beer, wine, or liquor store depends on your location, customers, and preferences. Liquor store age verification can be provided in different ways within mPower point of sale software. The sections below go through the options that can be selected and how they will effect age verification on the point of sale software.

Point of Sale Preferences

In the Point of Sale Preferences screen, you can see your age verification options.

Age verification for liquor store software

Register Preferences for POS Software

Age Verification Options

Type a birth date before each transaction

Select “Verify” to allow your cashier to type in a birth date before each transaction. Because the birth date is entered using a keyboard or touchscreen monitor, this doesn’t require a 2D scanner.

Verify option for liquor store POS software

Only ask for ID if item scanned is from a certain category

If you choose “Merch level”, mPower point of sale software will only ask for a birth date if an item from a certain department is scanned, such as Beer, Wine, or Liquor.

MerchLevel Button for liquor store POS software

 

Furthermore, when you select “Merch level” you will need to assign a “Minimum Age” to the department in the back office under your merchandising hierarchy.Minimum Age for liquor store POS software

Utilize a 2D scanner

Also, selecting the “Scan” checkbox will allow your cashiers to scan drivers licenses with a 2D scanner. Make sure you utilize a scanner with which mPower POS is already integrated. If you want to check ID’s before the first item is scanned, un-check the “Merch Level” option.ScanNoMerch option for liquor store POS software

Add customers from the ID scan

If you have customer and government permission, you can select the “Add Customer” box which will give you the option to create a new customer when you scan the license.

Add Customer option for liquor store POS software

Scan by default / require manual entry if needed

Selecting the “Scan” checkbox will allow your cashiers to scan drivers licenses with a 2D scanner. Also, make sure you utilize a scanner with which mPower POS is already integrated. Don’t check the “Merch Level” option if you want to check ID’s before the first item is scanned.

Both option for liquor store POS software

Conclusion

In conclusion, utilizing liquor store age verification within mPower point of sale software can help protect your business, increase checkout speed, and improve your customer experience. However, you may come across questions along the way. Therefore, please don’t hesitate to call our helpful support team if we can be of any assistance.