5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch Your School Payments Provider
Taking the First Steps
Finding the perfect provider that fits your school’s needs can be a complicated journey, especially if you are already tied up to a contract. However, now that we have learned the benefits that a fixed annual fee can bring to your school and what to keep in mind when renewing a service, let us help you make the executive decision of switching. If your school payments provider isn’t satisfying your needs, you should look for an all-rounded service for a competitive price.
What kind of features should you be looking for?
Annual School Payments Contracts
When considering school payments services, the length of contract you need to sign up for should be at the forefront of your mind; most of the time, some payment providers will offer 3-year contracts with no incentive for your school. You should always keep your school’s budget and changing requirements in mind and look for the best service for the best possible price. With Parentapps Payments, you can choose the plan that fits your needs best. Our annual contracts mean you don’t have to commit to a lengthy service period and work well when budgets are tight. Our 3-year contracts are excellent value for those looking long term, as they are offered a discounted price. Your annual fee can include an unlimited payments package, so you don’t have to worry about going over budget due to extra charges.
As Parentapps Payments is an integration to Parentapps, you won’t need to make different accounts and remember many passwords for many services. You will be able to use one single login for all the services you need, to avoid confusion. Because everything is in one place, you also won’t need to access different apps or web pages at once, all you need is right in front of you.
PCI Compliance – Secure School Payments
When completing transactions online, you should always be aware of the levels of security on the platform you are using. There are regulations in place managing how processors of card information handle your transactions to keep your data safe, and Parentapps Payments is the only Level 1 PCI compliant platform. It’s always important to ensure your school payments are secure and handled correctly.
Apple Pay & Google Pay
The more options your payments provider offers, the more satisfied your school community will be! Through Parentapps Payments you can let parents and guardians pay in as many instalments as you wish. Did you know Apple Pay is now an available payment option, too? Complete payments on your device in seconds. Google Pay is also a work in progress and will be available very soon.
Naturally, you’ll have to ensure your payments facility includes every service you need. That’s why we have created a platform with all your school payments solutions in one place. Curious about some of the features Parentapps Payments offers? Here’s a quick overview:
- Mobile Ready System: A platform that is available both online and app based makes it more accessible to parents, and therefore makes parents more likely to engage with your school.
- The School in Your Hands: You should give parents the option to let go of cash completely and be actively involved in their child’s school day. On Parentapps Payments, you can take bookings and payments for meals, clubs and trips. The system also generates intuitive reports for your school staff to easily manage bookings and finances.
- School Income Stream: You can set up an online school shop to sell items such as uniform, stationery or tickets to school events. Get creative! This feature will help your school turn existing services into revenue.
- Integration with Communications Platform: Your school should be able to offer parents and guardians many options to complete payments, but it is also important for your staff to communicate with them, and vice versa. Parentapps provides services to facilitate school communications.
Now that you know exactly what to look for in a payments platform, start researching. Why not start by checking out Parentapps Payments? To explore your school’s potential, and book a demo to start your journey to effective, safe and secure school payments.