3 Reasons to Switch to an Online Payment System June 29, 2012 10:00 AM | Tagged as blogs, customer service, Customer Support, parent support for schools, saving your school money, school communication, School Webmasters
Do your teachers have a degree in finance?
Collecting money from parents via their children has to be one of the most inefficient forms of payment gathering ever. The children forget to turn in the money; envelopes are blank leaving you to decipher who’s paid; students bring in a plastic baggy of loose coins (our personal favorite), or parents don’t pay at all and little Betty Lou takes all the nagging reminders. Really, she’s just trying to remember how to write the number twenty—she shouldn’t be responsible for delivering Andrew Jackson to school in one piece. And change? Should teachers have a “bank” so they can give back the correct change when Betty Lou only needs to pay $16.50? Sheesh, the pressure!
We are excited to be able to provide online payment services for schools, and have partnered with RevTrak, the premier provider of ecommerce solutions to K-12 schools, to bring you a user-friendly Webstore. You tell us what services and prices you need listed, and we do the rest! Some of the fees that parents could pay online include:
So why switch to online payment services?
1. It puts the responsibility where it belongs.
Moving to an online payment service will not only eliminate the stress and time teachers spend dealing with money collection, but it also puts the onus where it belongs—on parents; not the child or the teacher
2. More convenience and less errors.
Unlike your school, your WebStore is open 24 hours a day. Since there is little human intervention, there are less errors, and of course no more bounced checks! Of course, all this means fewer headaches overall and less ibuprofen for you!
3. Our online payment system is incredibly easy to use.
Parents will be able to access the WebStore by clicking on the link from your school’s website. The secure WebStore, hosted by RevTrak, ensures that your money arrives safely and efficiently to your school's bank account.
If your website doesn't already have an online payment system, there is no reason not to add one! For School Webmaster's clients, we’ll manage the process for you, including WebStore design and ongoing updates. Not using School Webmasters for your school’s website? No problem! You can still add a WebStore at no cost to you (just the credit card fees, which can be paid by the end-user as a convenience fee) and your staff can manage the updates in-house.
Why not take these summer months to start the process of automating your payment system? We can get the ball rolling so you can let parents know about your new program right when school begins in the fall. Contact us for a quote or to find out more about how you can implement an online payment system for your school.
No degree in banking required!
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