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Creating a Modifier

Step by step instructions on how to create a Modifier in Thrive.

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Written by Chris
Updated over a week ago

Follow the steps below to create a Modifier in Thrive:

For starters, there are several different ways to get to your Modifiers in Thrive…

  1. From the navigation bar under "Catalog":

  2. From an Edit Products page and click the link in the description:

Once you’re on your Modifiers page, we can really get started!

1) Create your Modifier group

From the Modifers page, click the “Create Modifier group” button and name your Modifier:

The Modifier Group name will show up on your POS and should describe what it will be used for. For example, “Ice Cream Toppings,” “Latte Milk Substitutions,” or “Burger Toppings.”

The Modifier is the customizable name that will be selectable by your employee. This can be as specific as you want it to be and will be what the cashier or waiter will select when adding items to an order. This could be anything added or subtracted from the products you want to modify.

Here’s an example of what it would look like if we continued down the “Ice Cream Toppings” path, where some toppings are free, and some cost extra:

The names do not need to match the names of the actual products. In the next step, we will “map” (or connect) those Modifier names to actual products in your inventory.

The price should be any additional cost (to the customer) for those added items. In other words, if a Modifier price is entered, it will be added to your customer’s subtotal when selected.

Click “Add” once you’ve entered the name/price to add another Modifier.

Click “Next” when you’re ready to move on.

2) Map your Modifiers

Next, connect your Modifiers to existing products in your catalog. This is incredibly useful for accurate quantity deductions and restocks when selecting a Modifier.

Be sure to hit the "Add" button to ensure that any mapped products/variants are saved and, thus, deducted upon sale.

For example, I’ve associated my Fudge Modifier with 1 unit of my Chocolate Fudge product in my inventory.

Since the product has been mapped, when my customer wants to add fudge to their sundae, Thrive will automatically reduce my stock count of fudge and factor in the additional cost into the new profit margin on the sundae.

Map individual or multiple variants to a single Modifier. Input up to three decimal places for increased accuracy.

Mapped variants don't have to be active, but they must be enabled at your selling location(s) and have quantity tracking turned on to be deducted and contribute to the cost of goods sold. In addition, you can map to Bundles.

Like all other sales, the cost of goods sold of mapped variants is determined on a lot basis. To calculate the cost of goods sold, your base item must have a cost (greater than $0).

To read more about restocking a product when a Modifier is selected, check out our article on substitutions.

Click “Next” when you’re ready to move on.

3) Set your Min/Max Values

In this next step, you’ll set how many Modifiers from your group must be selected (the "min"/minimum) and how many can be selected (the "max"/maximum). These values can be left blank if you have no restrictions.

The “Customer must select one and only one Modifier at checkout” is for situations where a choice must be made between mutually exclusive options. For example, most coffee shops allow drinks with whole or almond milk, but not both simultaneously.

  • NOTE: Min/Max values are ONLY enforced on Clover.

Click “Next” when you’re ready to move on.

4) Apply your Modifiers to products

Pick which products to apply your newly created Modifier group to. Use the Search bar and Filter to quickly or bulk isolate the correct products.

Click “Next” when you’re ready to move on.

5) Push your Modifiers to your integrations

Finally, select the integrations where this Modifier group should be made available.

At this time, Clover and Square are available for Modifier support.

Click “Finish” when you’re done.

And that’s it! Your Modifiers should be showing up on your integration shortly. If you aren’t seeing them, double-check your Modifier in Thrive to ensure it’s applied to a product (Step 4) and pushing to the correct integrations (Step 5).

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