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Managing sales with services

The service orders module is free as part of the public beta for Lean, Standard, and Advanced plans. If you're interested in the service module, please reach out to your Account Manager.

The Services module allows you to manage services from your POS, tracking statuses and staff notes, providing visibility to you and your staff. This article will guide you through this module once your service sale has been created and paid by your customer.

Accessing the services page

To access the Services page, navigate to Services on the main menu.

The Services page has two tabs. The Current tab shows all new services, ready to be worked on, or in progress, and the All tab shows all services including those that have been completed and canceled.


Your services can be sorted by clicking on the Sale receipt, Date scheduled, or Status columns.

  • Sale receipt: sorts the list by sales by newest-to-oldest or oldest-to-newest. You can use this to track the dates of when the sales with services were made.
  • Date scheduled: sorts the list by soonest-to-latest or latest-to-soonest. You can use this to track schedule services.
  • Status: groups the sales with services by status. You can use this to see a high-level view of what stage all your sales with services are at.


You can also search and view orders based on their service status. Using the drop down, select the status you wish to view and click Search. This will show only the sales with services with that status. 

For more information and options about a specific service sale, click on the sale number to expand. 


Utilizing service statuses

With service status, you can update the progress of your services on the services page. Click on a service to expand and click Change status to...

  • New
  • Ready to work (thumbs-up)
  • In-progress (hourglass)
  • Complete (checkmark)

The additional Awaiting part and Awaiting customer statuses can be selected manually by clicking Change status and selecting an option from the drop-down menu.


Adding service notes

Service notes are internal notes to communicate with your staff the progress of your service. These notes can be added at any stage by clicking on a service sale and clicking Add notes.


You can then refer to a sales with services notes by clicking the sale to expand and selecting the Notes tab. The notes will also include updates to the Status.


Editing sales with services

You can edit partial payment/no payment sales with services.

Sales with services that have been paid in full cannot be edited, these must be voided and recreated. For instructions on voiding sales, refer to our Voiding sales using the sales history article.

Editing partial payment/no payment services (Layby)

You can fully edit partial payment/no payment sales with services where the balance has been placed on layby, including adding/removing items, and adjusting pricing, quantities, and discounts.

  1. Navigate to Services on the main menu
  2. Click on the service sale to expand.
  3. Click Continue sale.Screenshot_2023-04-19_at_3.12.37_PM.png
  4. On the sell screen, you can:
    • Add products
    • Remove products
    • Edit pricing
    • Edit quantities
    • Edit discounts 
  5. When you've made the required edits, click Pay and then Layby.

Editing partial payment/no payment services (On account and unfulfilled)

Partial payment/no payment sales with services where the balance was placed on account or saved as unfulfilled can only be edited to add products to the sale and existing products will be locked.

  1. Navigate to Services on the main menu
  2. Click on the service sale to expand.
  3. Click Continue sale.Screenshot_2023-04-19_at_3.12.37_PM.png
  4. Add products as required.
  5. When you've made the required edits:
    • On account: click Pay and then On account
    • Unfulfilled: click Pay and then Save Sale.

Viewing sales edits

You can view a record of all changes to sales with services, including the type, when the change was made, and who made the change. To view this record:

  1. Navigate to Sales history.
  2. Locate the service sale and click on the sale to expand the details.
  3. Click View changes
  4. This will bring up a pop up with all the edits made to the sale.

This does not show changes to the service status or notes associated to the service schedule. Refer to the Adding service notes section of this article for details on tracking services.

Editing service schedules

To edit the service schedule, click Edit schedule


This will open the service scheduler where you can edit the day and the duration of the service. You can edit the schedule even if no scheduled time was attached to the sale when it was created. You can always edit the schedule, even if a sale has been paid for in full.

Completing a service sale

Once your service is completed, you need to mark it as Completed in Retail POS.

Navigate to the Services page and locate the service sale to be completed. Click on the checkmark icon on the right side of the service sale (if the service status order of progression has been followed).

If the service status has yet to be updated, click the service sale to expand, click Change Status, and select Completed from the drop-down menu. Then you can click the checkmark icon.

You can use the Status column to filter sales with services by status.


Unfulfilled sales will also need to be marked as completed in Sales historyNavigate to Sell > Sales history, click the sale to expand, click Mark as complete, and confirm this by clicking Mark as complete.

Canceling a service sale

If you need to cancel a service order, you can void the sale in Lightspeed Retail. Once the sale is voided, the service is automatically marked as canceled.

What's next?

Creating sales with services

Create and schedule sales with services.

Learn more

Adding non-inventoried items

Create non-inventoried items to charge for services.

Learn more

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