Register Layout

The register layout is the collection of buttons cashiers tap to ring up inventory items at the register. Customize the register layout in BackOffice by adding buttons for items, moving and removing buttons, changing button colors and text, and creating, renaming, and deleting register layout pages.

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Add Buttons

The drag-and-drop interface makes adding and arranging item buttons on the register layout setup page in BackOffice quick and easy.

  1. In BackOffice, click 'Items' and select 'Register Layout'.
  2. Find an item by typing its name in the search box or scrolling through the list.
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  3. If the layout has multiple pages, first select a page to add the button to.
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  4. Drag an item from the list to a position on the placement field.

    If an item is made inactive after being added to the layout, its button will remain on the BackOffice register layout setup page until manually removed.

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  5. (Optional) Repeat steps 2 - 4 to add buttons for additional items to the layout.
  6. At the register, Get Updates to sync the changes made in BackOffice.

If you have questions about adding buttons to the register layout, visit our Setup FAQ for answers.

Move & Remove Buttons

Move buttons around the register layout setup page in BackOffice to change their position on the transaction screen at the register. Remove buttons to prevent them from appearing on the layout at the register.

*Removing buttons from the layout does not stop items from being sold at the register as items can be rung up by searching or scanning barcodes.

Move Buttons

  1. To move a button to a new position on the same page, drag the button across the layout.
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  2. To move a button to a different page, follow steps a - c below.
    a Drag the button up to the list to remove it from appearing on that page.
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    b Select a page to add the button to.
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    c Drag the item from the list onto the placement field.
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  3. (Optional) Repeat steps 1 - 2 to move additional buttons around the layout.
  4. At the register, Get Updates to sync the changes made in BackOffice.

Remove Buttons

  1. Drag a button up to the list to remove it from appearing on the layout.
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  2. (Optional) Repeat step 1 to remove additional buttons from appearing on the layout.
  3. At the register, Get Updates to sync the changes made in BackOffice.

Manage Pages

Create additional pages to expand the register layout. Change the order in which pages appear, rename pages, and delete pages to further organize the layout.

  1. Click the + to add a new page.
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  2. Click the new page name to edit it.
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  3. Enter a name for the new page.

    The name saves automatically after navigating away from the text field.

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  4. (Optional) Drag a page to change the order in which it appears.
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  5. To rename a page, follow steps a - c below.
    a Select a page to rename.
    b Click to edit the page name.
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    c Enter a new name for the page.
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  6. To delete a page, click the 'X' next to its name and 'Continue' to confirm.

    Deleting a page will automatically remove buttons on that page from the layout, returning those items to the list.

  7. (Optional) Repeat steps 1 - 6 to add, rename, and delete additional pages.
  8. At the register, Get Updates to sync the changes made in BackOffice.

Button Customization

Change button colors or labels in BackOffice to customize how buttons appear on the transaction screen at the register for added visibility and extra flair.

  1. Click a button on the layout.
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  2. (Optional) Select a button color.
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  3. (Optional) Enter a 'Customized Button Name' to relabel the button.

    This appears ONLY on the register layout, NOT in BackOffice reporting, on kitchen tickets, or on receipts.

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  4. (Optional) Repeat steps 1 - 3 to customize additional buttons.
  5. At the register, Get Updates to sync the changes made in BackOffice.

Update Register

After setting up or modifying the register layout in BackOffice, update the register to apply the changes.

  1. Sign into the register as a manager.
  2. Open a new shift or tap 'Get Updates' from the Control Panel.
    The changes made in BackOffice are applied to the register’s transaction screen.
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    Navigate the register layout by:

    • Swiping left and right on the layout to move between pages.
    • Scrolling through the page tabs to find a page.
    • Tapping the grid icon to view an alphabetized index of pages, then selecting a page.
    • Tapping the icon next to the grid to hide or unhide the layout. This feature is available on the ShopKeep Register on The Mini / The Station and on the ShopKeep Register for iOS v2.42.0 and above. For help updating the app, visit our Introduction to the iPad article.

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