When people hear the phrase "cashless payment," the first thought that comes to mind is usually "credit card." True, credit and debit cards, even prepaid ones, are now more common forms of payment in the United States and Canada than cash is. However, cashless payments are trending away from credit/debit cards as new forms of cashless payments rapidly gain popularity. The ARBA Pro cashless cafeteria system is a one-of-a-kind POS system that accepts all types of cashless payments and streamlines managerial tasks.
Cash is one of the dirtiest things people touch on a day-to-day basis. Good health begins with good hygiene, and an excellent cashless cafeteria system eliminates the need for cash purchases. It allows for quick transactions and leaves students with more time to eat their lunch. It eliminates both the need for students to carry cash or lunch tickets, though our systems can accept cash.
The industry-leading ARBA Pro cashless cafeteria system allows profiles to be created for all students. Each profile displays a picture of the student, a current balance, and any allergy warnings that the student may have. This simplifies and makes school lunches safer and provides an additional layer of security for students.
Parents can have peace of mind knowing that their child's lunch money will not be lost or stolen. Balances can be pre-loaded in advance. Additionally, parents can view their student's purchase history online any time from home. Schools can leave the billing and accounting to ARBA Pro and focus their talents and resources on education.
Cashless Cafeteria System for Hospitals
Imagine seeing something you want and then being told you can't have because the cafeteria can't accept your preferred method of payment. Hospitals with good cafeterias often receive lunch and dinner guests from outside the hospital. Be sure that your cafeteria can cater to everyone who comes through the cafeteria doors.
The most common form of cashless payment in hospital cafeterias is payroll deductions and declining balances. Employees bring their items to the POS terminal or kiosk and scan their employee badges. Employee badges can be read by barcode, magnetic stripe, or proximity. If this isn't practical, simple employee names or ID numbers can be used for payroll deductions. The amount of each transaction is deducted from the employee's next paycheck immediately and automatically. Employees see this is an added benefit because many of them are broke between paychecks.
Employee declining balances start with a prepaid balance, and each transaction is subtracted until the balance reaches $0.00. If the employee charges more than their balance allows, the cashier is notified, and the employee has an option to seek a manager's override or pay the remaining portion out-of-pocket. These are just some of the benefits of the ARBA Pro cashless cafeteria system.
ARBA Pro has been leading the way in POS innovation since 1981. Our service, in addition to our products, is the reason we've been able to stay in business and grow so long. Contact us today to discuss your cashless cafeteria system.