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Silver / Silver Pro POS: Restaurant FAQs


Operators, Technical Teams, Account Managers, Engineers, & Product Teams


This article is iterative and lists the most common FAQs we get from brands that are using Olo with integration to Silver/Silver Pro Restaurant.


1. Do my guests get charged tax from Olo or from POS?

  • Your taxes are validated from Silver Pro POS.

    • If you are having trouble initially getting taxes validated from Silver Pro Restaurant upon initial store setup to integrate with Olo, you need to

      send a test order to the store and the actual online tax category will be created automatically. After the test order has been closed, log into the back office and configure the tax amounts appropriately. 

      • The setup flow should be:

        1. Send test order. (no taxes are configured at this point.)

        2. Close/Delete ticket from the POS.

        3. Log into the back office, click on settings and taxes. (At this point the online tax category should have automatically

        been created.)

        4. Configure tax percentages and click save.

        5. Send a second test online order to ensure taxes are correct when the order is recalled from the POS.


  • Silver (Silver Basic, Silver Essentials) does not support Tax Validation, which means the Olo tax estimate becomes the official tax on Checkout for these orders.

2. Where does pricing in Olo come from?

  • If the automatic updater is on, Olo pulls prices from the POS that are initially shown to the guest while building their basket.

  • Pricing articles:

  • If for some reason, the price reflected while building the basket is not the desired price, POS will send the correct price back to the guest on Checkout similar to the tax validation mentioned in Question #1.

3. Can I accept payment in-store with Olo or do all orders have to be pre-paid? 

  • Silver Pro Restaurant - Yes, you can accept unpaid orders that will be paid in-store. When your guest arrives, you will find the check in the POS on your tablet and apply payment. 

  • Silver - No, Silver only supports prepaid orders to be committed to POS. Silver Essentials cannot accept a fully discounted ($0) order or any orders for payment in-store. 


4. What do I need to configure in Silver/Silver Pro Restaurant to support Discounts from Olo?

  • Configure the following in your Discount in Silver BO:

    • Specify an external ID (Olo will use this external discount ID to pass down the calculated or specified amount to Silver/Silver Pro.)

    • Choose "prompted amount" for the Discount Type.

    • Select Applies to "Ticket".

  • More details found here.

5. How do I control printing in Silver/Silver Pro Restaurant?

  • All print routing rules are configured in Silver/Silver Pro. Here is a helpful article if you need additional details. 

6. What does the POS Order Ready dot mean on the Olo Dashboard for vendors using Silver/Silver Pro Restaurant? 

  • Green means that the location from Olo is ready to process orders up to the Silver/Silver Pro server that can, in turn, be sent down to the store's local device (tablet). This "send of the order"  takes place once the tablet connects to their server over the cloud. 

  • Red means that the location from Olo is not ready to process orders up to the Silver/Silver Pro server that can, in turn, be sent down to the store's local device (tablet). Since the "send of the order"  takes place once the tablet connects to their server over the cloud, red indicates there has been a noted problem with the store connecting to the Silver/Silver Pro servers. This is usually ISP related.

7. What does Connected mean in the Dashboard?

  • Connected means that the as far as Olo is visible to Olo, the store/vendor's configuration is connected to the NCR Silver/Silver Pro server and has authenticated as a real store in their system. This is based on the configuration that is held in Olo that was provided by NCR. 

8. Why did my store get disabled automatically? 

  • Stores will get disabled automatically if an error is received back from POS 5 times consecutively without any successful requests.

9. Where will I see tips for Dispatch orders on my checks once they are in POS?

  • Tips will be passed down to POS as a pass thru item on the check (non-taxable is the term in Silver/Silver Pro) for Dispatch Orders. 

10. When I refund an order in Olo, will Silver/Silver Pro Restaurant be updated automatically to reflect that refund?  

  • No. All cards are processed above the store and are indicated as "Paid" in POS. Therefore, POS cannot refund back to the credit card that was processed above store. As such, these are the refund options - be sure to consider reporting implications when deciding your best practices:

    • Option 1 

      • Refund in Olo which communicates directly with the processor, but not POS and will add funds back to the customer's card.

    • Option 2 

      • Refund in POS and give cash back to the customer (please get steps from NCR Support for this feature).

      • In this case, no need to process in Olo as that would credit back the customer's credit card.


11. What happens when I run a basket test?  

  • Silver:
    • Olo checks to confirm that there is mapping for the items selected.
    • There is no confirmation for connection to the Silver API.
    • No interaction between Olo and Silver as this is not available for Silver. 


  • Silver Pro:
    • A validation call is made to POS that confirms the mapping matches the POS configuration.
    • This requires connection to the API.
    • There is an interaction between Olo and Silver Pro as this is available for Silver Pro.


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