About Lavu POS

Lavu is an iPad POS (point of sale) system designed for small to large businesses within the restaurant industry. Lavu is adaptable to any sort of environment whether it’s full-service, quick-service or a franchise. The software is a combination of cloud-based management and mobile/wireless technologies with a modern and intuitive touchscreen interface.

Users can choose between bar, restaurant, and quick-service interfaces which can be customized to fit each business’ particular needs, whether it’s a restaurant, coffee shop or even food truck.

The front of house features offer a fully customizable menu where items can include photos and an ingredients list. Servers can switch between tableside service, counter service, or bar tab layouts for their order screen. Delivery services are also available with the delivery and routing extension which enables staff to assign drivers to orders, and provides them with a map and directions to each delivery location.

The back of house control includes scheduling, managing employee shifts and payroll reports, as well as inventory management tools including low-count warnings and an '86 countdown'. In addition to the POS, Lavu also offers users a variety of sales, inventory and expense reports that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

Lavu also has marketing and promotions features that include a built-in happy hour function, where users can set prices based on date and time, and offer customers loyalty rewards through integration with LoyalTree.

Pricing starting from:

USD 59.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Lavu POS

Restaurant owners can keep track of their business, view reports, and modify content and settings anywhere on any internet capable device in real-time via the Lavu Pilot iPhone app.

Lavu offers personalization features including customizable menus, specific multi-room table layouts, seat and course numbering, and multi-printer order routing.

Restaurants can market their branding by creating customized logos, uploading original product images and designing custom receipts for their customers.

Managers can track employees with the time clock feature along with shift summaries, including over-time and bonuses, as well as manage tips and payroll.

Lavu offers free software upgrades and integrates with a wide variety of hardware options that connect with the remote backend office.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

USD 59.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Lavu POS: 56

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bar Tab Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Categories
  • Customizable Reports
  • Delivery Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Management
  • For Bars/Clubs
  • For Restaurants
  • For iPad Devices
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Online Ordering
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Ordering Automation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Separate Checks
  • Split Checks
  • Table Management
  • Time Clock
  • Tips Management
  • Transaction History

Alternatives

Toast POS

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Clover

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NCR Aloha

3.7
#3 Alternative to Lavu POS
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Square Point of Sale

4.7
#4 Alternative to Lavu POS
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Reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5
(152)
Value for Money
3.8/5
Features
3.9/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
3.8/5

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Gladys
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  • Industry: Wine & Spirits
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Love Lavu and the team !

Reviewed on 08/07/2022

My experience with Lavu is second to none insofar as POS systems. We love this system and look...

My experience with Lavu is second to none insofar as POS systems. We love this system and look forward to seeing the new implementation once released in November.

Pros

This software continues to grow with the customer demands. We seem to never be outdated or lacking. The servers have an ease of use on the floor with the iPads at table side. We love the software so much so that we will be implementing it at two other facilities.

Cons

There are cons to each software but there is not a dealbreaker for us with this software. It continues to grow and with that growth sometimes there seems to be the older than time conflict between tech and accounting due to reports however, the Lavu team are able to populate these reports in a timely manner. We have gotten everything we need from this program to meet the consumer demand of our growing winery.

Alternatives Considered

Toast POS

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

The service team was extremely helpful in designing the system to meet our needs. Ironically we are more busy than we ever have been and this software and the tech team have been amazing in helping us realize the potential of what we can do with this software and realize efficiency through growth. We are happy to have made this decision.

Response from Lavu

Hi Gladys, thanks for your feedback. We appreciate hearing firsthand from our customers, and it really helps to hear what works so great and what can be improved upon. We appreciate your business and we thank you for being a loyal Lavu customer!

patty
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great on-line ordering system for Breakfast/Lunch restaurant

Reviewed on 15/06/2022

We are happy with Menudrive, the cost is acceptable and we like how our staff doesn't need to...

We are happy with Menudrive, the cost is acceptable and we like how our staff doesn't need to answer the phone to get the order. Our diner is loud and it's hard to hear the order, get the payment info, delivery address etc. Plus they often want to know their total price. Menudrive allows them to easily place their order & pay for their order - without taking up staff time. We wish all of our take out and delivery orders would be via Menudrive.

Pros

Menudrive is easy to program; took some time but our menu is large and we being a breakfast diner we had many options for customers ie: how do they want their eggs cooked, meat type, bread type, etc. Menudrive allows an unlimited amount of items & required info

Cons

when entering items it was redundant having to enter the time available (if it wasn't an all day availability). Lots of key strokes but once it's done, it's done.

Response from Lavu

Hi Patty, thank you for your feedback! We love to hear from our MenuDrive customers, and how the product can help out businesses like yours!

matt
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Lavu POS Review

Reviewed on 28/12/2020

used to have excellent customer service, but our system went down two days before xmas and we were...

used to have excellent customer service, but our system went down two days before xmas and we were unable to run credit cards for half the day. second busiest day since july. Couldn't enter tips that day either.
and i tried calling them 3 times that night, plus an email. their chat hasn't worked in months.
4 days later I still have not heard from them

Pros

i don't remember why I chose them over the three other ones I tried a couple of years ago.
I think because I could use my own credit card processor.

But its easy enough to use for the features that i use which are basic operation of cash register
it is intuitive and takes little training

Cons

things go wrong, the printer drops offline a lot and needs help getting back. sometimes its the wifi that reconfigures to a different wifi, sometimes the printer just randomly stops working.

I can't use the staff scheduling because they insist that work week starts on sunday, yet that is halfway through the weekend. our schedule and pay period run monday- sunday
but I am now looking for a system that can organize cake orders for a week or a month after the order is taken, which most systems don't do.

Also they said that my gift cards would integrate, but they did not

Response from Lavu

Hi Matt, thanks for leaving us a review. We appreciate hearing from all of our customers, and we do love that Lavu helped you with processing on your terms. We have expanded our customer support team to be available 24/7, in several countries, through chat, email, and phone.

Candy
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Lavu POS review

Reviewed on 12/07/2022

overall Lavu is great. The staff is always looking for ways to improve the system & takes events...

overall Lavu is great. The staff is always looking for ways to improve the system & takes events when they come up and handles them to the best of their ability

Pros

Integration from our old Pos was simple.
Being able to add pictures of products or change color of box to help locate the items faster
Ability to change prices, product name, add new product with ease.
Ability to check/change anything from anywhere is a plus

Cons

When the internet is out, tickets don't print to the kitchen or credit cards aren't able to be run.
When happy hour times are up, you can still increase product quantity.
Having a large food menu, along with a large bar selection has us set up with several tabs & it makes it hard to be fast entering in orders.

Response from Lavu

Hi Candy, thank you so much for your feedback! We really appreciate hearing about your experience with Lavu, and that it helps you streamline your restaurant's operations!

Deanna
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  • Industry: Wine & Spirits
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

requested

Reviewed on 14/07/2022

Pros

The reports are extremely useful. I like the option to put recipes with the individual menu item.

Cons

When the system is overloaded and goes down, it never comes at a convenient time, generally Friday at 5pm

Alternatives Considered

Square Point of Sale and Toast POS

Response from Lavu

Hi Deanna, thanks so much for your feedback! We're glad to hear that Lavu helps specifically with your reporting! If you have any questions, please reach out!

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Lavu POS FAQs

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Lavu POS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 59.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Starter Package: $59.00 | Growth Package: $129.00 | Optimize Package: $279.00

Lavu POS has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Lavu POS supports the following languages:

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Lavu POS supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Lavu POS integrates with the following applications:

Marketman, PayPal, Paychex Flex, Square Point of Sale, TableUp, Venga, Wisely

Lavu POS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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