It’s important for any restaurant owner to know which of his menus are the most popular. The same goes for a shop owner with his best-selling items. Thus, he can focus on supplying these target products. It will also be able to improve or customize the offer of these targeted products to increase its turnover. As you’ll have understood, the analysis and understanding of such a report are precious for any businessman. And it’s for these reasons that we have integrated this report with the NexoPOS features. And the purpose of this tutorial will be to show you how it works.

The best sales report: Presentation and how it works

We’ll show you the report first and then we’ll show you how it works.


The best sales report is a document that allows you to see the evolution of the best sales made over a given period (at least 24 hours). Since then, you’ll be able to target the best-selling products as well as their peak sale period. This will allow you to anticipate your supplies.

To access this report, you must click on the “Reports” menu on the left side of the dashboard. Then enter the submenu “Best sales” as shown below :

The Best sales page contains three required fields. When you complete it, click on the “Display results” to display results in a chart area.

  1. The “Start Date” field indicates the beginning of the period of the report.
  2. The “End Date” field indicates the end of the period of the report.
  3. The “Filter by” field allows you to set the results in terms of turnover or terms of quantity.
  4. The “Chart” area displays the results. On the abscissa axis, we have the period concerned and on the y-axis the quantity made or the turnover made.

You’ll discover the evolution of the sales made over a given period. Besides, you can perform a qualitative analysis by displaying the results by items sold, categories of items sold, or deliveries. You have also an option to empty the cache. (This option allows you to enter the parameters of a new analysis without having to manually delete the parameters of a previous analysis).

How it works

For example, we’ll simulate sales made between June 29, 2019, and July 3, 2019. To begin with, we’ll set the start date and the end date of the analysis period. You can either write it on the field provided for this purpose or select a date on the calendar.

You can then base your analysis on the number of sales or the turnover. When you set it, the results are directly displayed. If you left the “Filter by” field by default, you must click to “Display Results” to display the results. And it should be noted that the results may differ based on the chosen analysis. thus, for our example, we’ll show you the results according to the number of sales.

Finally, the results are displayed as curves on the chart. On the top, you have three tabs who each one displays its results. The chart displays the results according to items by default. (You can view the results of the others tabs by clicking on them). Just below, you have the caption. It indicates the color of the curve of each item sold on this period. In terms of quantity’s items sold, the “Pastrami” menu is the best with 3 menus sold on July 2, 2019.

Since the chart shows you the curves of 5 items sold, it possible for you to restrict the display at 2 items for example. This allows focussing on the best-sold items. So, just click on the items you wouldn’t appear.

Wrapping up

The best sales report helps any shop owner to focus on his favorites items. So for that, you have to set the base of analysis and the report time range. Then, you can display the result as a curve chart. If you have any issue during the process, please let us know at [email protected], or by commenting on the tutorial.