Are you Ready to Make your School Cashless?

Posted on 07 September 2017 in All news

As technology advances, the move towards a cashless society is becoming ever more real. With children now being given their pocket money electronically through cashless cards and apps, and an increasing number of adults using contactless payments, the onus is on organisations like schools to provide stress-free, easy options when it comes to paying for things.

Furthermore, there are a number of important matters that arise when children bring cash into school – it can be spent outside of the school environment, it can be a trigger for bullying and can even be lost.

So, with this in mind, a growing number of schools are opting to go cashless by offering an online payment facility, making sure that money for things like lunch, uniform and trips is received by the school and spent in the way it was intended.

As a school, you’re bound to have an endless amount of admin to do, and things like managing and counting up money, such as dinner money and cash for trips can be a time-consuming task. Using an online payment system means that you and parents can easily keep track of funds, saving more time and energy to spend on the things that matter.

From a school’s point of view, there can be significant benefits in implementing a cashless scheme thanks to less time spent on counting and managing cash. In turn, this saves money, and in a world where schools are under increasing financial pressure, direct cost savings are not to be scoffed at.

At The Contact Group, we’ve developed an easy to use online payment collection system that’s guaranteed to save time and make your life easier. You can manage and collect payments from parents for everyday items such as trips, uniforms, activities and school meals, making bringing cash to school a thing of the past. Parents receive a receipt for each payment and you can even issue refunds.

If you’re ready to make your school cashless, call us today on: 03333 131415. We’ll answer whatever questions you have and give you a quick tour of our platform. We’re sure you’ll be impressed.