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Online payments – are you set to go cashless?
Posted
14-09-2020





It’s unsurprising that 89% of parents would choose to make school payments online. Despite this, it’s not uncommon for schools to still only accept payments via cash or cheque.



Online payments overview

In short, an online payment system can help thousands of schools manage and collect money from parents for things like school meals, trips, activities and uniforms. Aside from it significantly reducing administrative workload and making it easier for parents to pay, an online payment system will:

1. Set your school up for cashless payments

Adopting safer, healthier processes in schools has never been more important. Aside from the health implications of carrying cash in the current climate, an online payment system will eliminate cash on-site altogether and reduce any unnecessary trips to the bank, saving the hassle of money being lost or stolen. On top of this, an online payment system will keep a record of payments so you know what has been paid for, by who and when.

Tucasi’s online payment module gives both schools and parents free access to the SCOPAY app. For parents, it’s the simple, quick and easy way to make payments.

2. Encourage faster payments

Every school encounters the odd late payment from a parent, but unfortunately for administrators, it can be a hugely time-consuming task having to keep track of late payments and issue reminders. Delayed payments can even prevent the school from getting the necessary funds to run its educational programmes.

With online payments, parents can pay for any school purchases, on the go, wherever they are, usually via a website link or convenient mobile app.

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3. Help modern parents

After getting the kids fed, washed and put to bed, parents use their limited downtime to catch up on emails and complete any long overdue admin tasks - including school payments.

Tucasi offer a free mobile app, SCOPAY, for parents to make payments and top up any outstanding balances. The system can integrate with other platforms to allow parents to book after school clubs, appointments, school meals and trips.

Through SCOPAY, parents can pay by debit and credit card, manage all their payments online and set up recurring payments if they wish. The platform can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for optimum flexibility.

4. Offer a secure method of payment

Security is a crucial aspect for anyone making a transaction online. When looking for an online payment provider, we advise you ask for proof of security and compliance certifications.

Book a demo

To discover how an online payment system could benefit your school, book a free demo with our product team by calling 02380 016 563 or emailing sales@tucasi.com. We’d love to help.

Support for existing customers

If you’re an existing Tucasi customer and need support with your online payment system, contact support on 02380 016 564 or support@tucasi.com.
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