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:

US$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.

Devices

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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:

US$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
  • Customisable 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

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Reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5
(145)
Value for Money
3.6/5
Features
3.7/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
3.6/5

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Taylor R.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Restaurant Software Yet

Reviewed on 4/11/2018

Pros

-Love the ease of using an iPad
-Size of the icons
-Different color option icons
- Different categories available
-Ease of table organization
-Ease of checkouts
-Very well laid out
-Easy clock-in

Cons

-Hard signing process, customers complained

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

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good product, hard to find anything that compares.

Reviewed on 9/5/2022

Pretty good experience overall. Over the years we've had communication issues. There have been some...

Pretty good experience overall. Over the years we've had communication issues. There have been some price increases and fees snuck in that I wasn't happy about. I can usually read between the lines and see when they are doing things to attempt to make.. and they haven't always been the most upfront about it. I usually call them out on it and at times have had to email the[SENSITIVE CONTENT] about issues that weren't getting resolved. I will say he's immediately gotten on the issues each and every time I've email and gotten me taken care of. Years ago there were some pretty bad issues with the service going offline and we were totally down. This has gotten 1000% better since they switched to AWS hosting. We did have another several hour outage recently, but that's the first and only one in years.

Pros

Pretty easy to use, stable for the most part. We've been using the software for 7+ years I believe. Over time we've integrated and started using more and more of their products such as KDS and card processing. Recently restructured their pricing and we now get the same service for less!

Cons

At times, certain things could be easier. I don't think the pizza building is perfect and could still use work. This goes for both Lavu and MenuDrive. We make it work and they've made lots of improvements over the years with help from our input.

Response from Lavu

Hi Brian! First off, I'd like to thank you for your continued business, and for your feedback! We really appreciate your comments, and we are continuously improving our product to fit the needs of each customer.

Matt C.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • 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

Philip V.
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

New User Review

Reviewed on 3/3/2022

Overall, we have great support. all specialists are knowledgeable and helpful to resolve any...

Overall, we have great support. all specialists are knowledgeable and helpful to resolve any issues, questions or concerns that come up.

Pros

Ease of use is important to a beginner in the field.

Cons

Backend layout is a bit clunky, too many drop down and making groups and stuff is a bit of a pain. Also when saving sometimes it seems to not save.

Alternatives Considered

Linga rOS System

Reasons for Switching to Lavu POS

Easier platform that Linga and pricing was better. also online ordering w/doordash integration with lavu was a must and they offered it but with much higher fees.

Response from Lavu

Hey Philip, thank you for your feedback! We're happy that you are satisfied with Lavu and our customer support team!

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

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great on-line ordering system for Breakfast/Lunch restaurant

Reviewed on 15/6/2022

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!

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Lavu POS FAQs

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Lavu POS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$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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