POS Transaction API

Update inventory, improve labor productivity and boost your business analytics by sending Fourth your daily transactional data.


Improve employee scheduling

Fourth analyses your transaction data to predict your future labor needs, meaning you schedule employees only as needed.

Keep inventory up-to-date

Accurately manage your inventory through the sales and voided items recorded in your POS transaction data.

Integrate just once

Use this API for any POS transaction data sent to Fourth, regardless of what solution you want to use now or in the future.

What is it?

With the POS Transaction API, you can send Fourth your daily transaction data, so that we can perform a range of data processing across our solutions.

We designed the interface to work with many different POS systems, which means it is both comprehensive yet flexible to integrate with. This means the type of transaction data you can include is thorough, from the full remit of payment data you collect — such as discounts, void types or cost analysis; to workforce and productivity data — such as clock-ins, time to prep or time to customer; and much more.

The POS Transaction API is an HTTP REST API that accepts the transaction data as a CSV file. Alternatively, you can use FTP to deliver the file for processing.

Why use it?

Sending Fourth your daily transaction data means we can do a range of processes across all of Fourth’s solutions, including:

  • Updating your inventory
  • Performing labor forecasting
  • Providing business intelligence reporting in our Analytics

A key benefit of this interface is to ensure that, regardless of what Fourth modules you use now or in the future, you will only need to integrate once with our systems. This is in contrast to a siloed, custom integration that might be designed to update your inventory, but would stop the data from being available elsewhere, such as in Fourth Analytics.

Getting Started

  1. Get in touch

    Contact Fourth and talk to one of our experienced Implementation Consultants.

  2. Develop and test

    We'll provide you with a set of credentials to access the API and a test environment against which you can develop your application.

  3. Go live!

    Transition from the test environment to live!