Avero's Item Sales by Hour Report
Available in: Professional subscriptions only
Avero's Item Sales by Hour Report can help you to identify periods of low-volume. During these periods, your businesses can benefit by offering item-specific promotions to drive traffic. These data points enable you to track volume throughout the day, get a better sense of what items are selling at what time of day, and identify opportunities to offer promotions.
In this article, the following topics will be discussed:
- Running an Item Sales by Hour Report
- Viewing the Item Sales by Hour Report
- How are sales by hour calculated? When a check is opened or closed?
Running an Item Sales by Hour Report
If your business is subscribed to this module, the Item Sales by Hour report is located under the Revenue Management tab in Avero.
Every Avero report has a unique Report Generator to help you filter your results using metric filters. This is the meat of your report. Each report within Avero has a defined number of metrics that can be included in one report. We have defined all of the metric options on the Metrics page.Once you've made your choices, hit Go. For instructions on how to utilize the Report Generator, reference this article.
Viewing the Item Sales by Hour Report
The Item Sales by Hour Visualization will be displayed as a bar graph. When viewing the bar graph, keep the following in mind:
- To isolate categories, click on the colored bubbles next to ones you'd like to remove from the chart.
- You can also use the Speedometer Icon to pin this graph to your Dashboard.
How are sales by hour calculated? When a check is opened or closed?
For our hourly sales information, we pull in what time each item is rung into the POS and that way the sales detail is as close to real-time as possible and sidesteps any operational challenges such as checks being kept open until the end of service.
Check Data: Check information such as Check Count, Average Check Count, etc are based on Check Open times. Think of it as when a check is added to your business day.
Sales Data: For the majority of POS systems, sales data relating to the individual items such as Gross Sales, Item Qty, Avg Net Sales, % Total Net Sales, etc is all based on transaction time, or the time that change was made in the system. So if a server has a check that stays open all day the sales will be reflected at the time the items were ordered/rung and not when that entire all day check is closed.
The following POS systems only provide the Check Open Time for item transactions, so sales will only be listed at the time the check was opened:
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