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New drawer

The new drawer operation replaces the current active drawer (which becomes an open drawer) with a new active drawer. This operation is typically used at the end of a shift to start a new drawer for the next shift.

Note

The new drawer operation can be executed from active, open, and closed drawers (that is, all these drawers have the New Drawer button).

The open drawer retains the name of the previous active drawer (and its cash balance), while the name of the new active drawer will have Drawer x appended (where x begins at 2 and is increased with each replacement of the active drawer).

When the new active drawer is created, it must have a starting balance. This starting balance is set in one of two ways, depending on the value of the cash drawer's Reset Balance Type configuration setting:

  • If the Reset Balance Type field is set to Manual, you must manually enter the starting balance of the new active drawer.

  • If the Reset Balance Type field is set to Automatic, Toast automatically uses the amount in the Starting Cash Drawer Balance field when it creates the new active drawer.

For more information of these configuration settings, see Creating cash drawers.

To replace the active drawer with a new drawer

  1. In the cash drawer, tap the New Drawer button.

  2. If the cash drawer configuration has the Reset Balance Type field set to Manual, you must manually enter the starting balance of the new cash drawer in the New Cash Drawer numeric keypad and tap Done.

    The Toast POS device showing the New Cash Drawer numeric keypad.

After the active drawer is replaced, it is moved to the Open tab of the Cash Drawers screen, while the new active drawer is added to the Active tab.