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How do I control the sale of alcohol?

The Bopple online ordering platform has a range of settings you can configure that allow you to manage when, how, and to who, you sell alcoholic beverages. 

Maximise the benefits of online ordering and help your customers to enjoy, responsibly 😄

Settings overview


The following settings are available in Back Office.

Go to Store Settings → Fulfilment → Additional settings → Alcohol sales

  1. Age verification on your menu
  2. Age verification at checkout (when ordering alcohol)
  3. Require food on orders (when ordering alcohol for pick-up or delivery)



Please note: Your obligations as a licensee will depend on your license and the state, territory, or country it was issued by. You should review your obligations and the settings available to determine if they are sufficient for your circumstances before selling alcohol in your online store. 


🔒 Age verification on menu for all customers

  • When the customer loads your menu they will be prompted to confirm they are 18+
  • If they do not confirm they are 18+ they will not be able to view your menu.


🌐 Supported in your online store on desktop and mobile (bopple.app)
iOS & Android mobile app support coming soon


🔒 Age verification on checkout when ordering alcohol

  • If the customer's order includes alcohol, at checkout they will:
    • be required to confirm they are 18+
    • be advised that they may be refused service if they are underage, unduly intoxicated, or disorderly
  • If they do not confirm they are 18+ they will not be able to place their order. 


🌐 Supported in your online store on desktop and mobile (bopple.app)
iOS & Android mobile app support coming soon.

⚠️ You must flag products as alcohol

 


🔒 Food required when ordering alcohol for pick-up or delivery

  • Applies to pick-up and delivery only
  • If the customer is ordering for pick-up and delivery, they will be required to include food in their order if it they are purchasing alcohol. 
  • Pick-up and delivery orders with alcohol and no food will not be permitted. 

⚠️ You must flag products as alcohol and assign categories as Food.

Supported on all ordering channels.


Configure your menu for alcohol sales


🍺 Specify which products are alcohol 

If you want to force age verification at checkout or require food when purchasing alcohol for pick-up or delivery, you will need to specify which products in your menu are alcohol. 

  • Go to Bopple Back Office ➞ Menu ➞ Products ➞ Open product detail
  • Use the Alcohol switch to flag that the product should be included in the checks to require age verification or food to be ordered, based on your other settings.

🍔 Assign categories to the Food group

If you want to force customers to order food with alcohol for pick-up or delivery, you need to ensure you have some of your categories assigned to the parent Food group. 

  • Go to Bopple Back Office ➞ Menu ➞ Categories 
  • Select the Food tab to review which categories you have in Food.
  • If you need to move other categories to the Food group, go to the Misc or Drinks group and use the "Move to Food" option on any categories you'd like to move.


Other tools to help you manage alcohol sales


We also allow you to control what parts of your menu are available for different order types. If you'd like to sell alcohol for dine-in only, check out the guide below. 

How do I control menu availability for different order types?