Summer has officially come to an end and school is back in session. As the campus halls get busier, so does the point of sale system supporting the school. For campus operators, now is the perfect time to take a look at current platforms and explore areas of improvement to create the best campus life for your students and staff. We’re here to tell you the top point of sale features your students and staff expect in their payments experience on campus and what to look out for in your next POS purchase.
With students battling stressors in exams and extracurriculars, the last thing they should be worrying about is where to get their next meal or buy materials for class. The point of sale system in your college or university is a pivotal component to the well-being of students and staff. Whether it’s self-service kiosks or mobile ordering, convenience is key to a well-functioning campus with satisfied students and staff.
Give your students and staff flexibility in their ordering and payments experience. With modernized POS devices like handhelds and portable POS terminals, it’s not only the students that benefit, but also the staff. Campus employees now have the flexibility to make orders and process payments from anywhere on campus, which in turn leads to line-busting and more revenue for the college or university. Plus, students no longer have to worry about waiting in line in the cafeteria, student union or bookstore.
And lastly, speed of service combines both the convenience and flexibility factors that your students and staff need to enjoy the payments experience on campus. Peak rush periods could either be detrimental or beneficial to revenue on campus, as students tend to steer clear of long lines. With a powerful, robust POS system created to handle lunch rushes and peak hours, those periods throughout the day have the capability to bump up revenue streams and increase ROI.
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