Top-up cards are the most popular payment method and has been specifically designed for the school, college or university. The system is simple, fully contained and very cost effective. The process works as follows:
- The network administrator prints a set of customized cards. Each card lists a value, a "valid until" date, and a unique ID.
- When a user requires additional credit, they purchase a top-up/pre-paid card. In a school environment, cards can be sold at the library, cafeteria/canteen, or even in the candy vending machine.
- The user logs in to the systems web interface and enters the card's number.
- The user's account is automatically credited with the value listed on the card. The card then becomes inactive.
Creating Cards: The Card Wizard
- Use to create your own top-up/pre-paid cards
- The card wizard is a separate component installed with PaperCut
- Wizard style interface guides you through the process of creating and using cards
- Integrates with Microsoft Word
Creating Cards: Defining a Batch ID
- Each batch of cards is given a unique batch ID
- Batch ID's can be used to track card sale location
- Use batch numbers to quickly track and cancel lost batches
Creating Cards: Card Details
- Allocate a value, and set an expiry date
- Expiry dates ensure cards have a time limited life
- Create batches of different sizes ranging from 5 cards to 10,000
Creating Cards: Design Your Own Cards
- Use Microsoft Word to design a custom look
- Integrates in with Microsoft Word's mail-merge feature
- Include your own logo, usage instructions, and other details
Creating Cards: Generate & Print
- The card wizard automatically creates a Word document ready for printing
- Cards default to a common "Business Card" size
- Need a professional look? Print to PDF and email to your local printing shop for professional printing onto cards.
What You Can't See
- Fraudulent card use attempts are detected, trapped and logged
- Highly Secure - guessing numbers is practically impossible*
* With 1,000 cards in circulation, the chance of guessing a number is 1-in-10,000,000,000,000, or in non-mathematical terms, it would take over 300,000 years to guess a number if a person enters one number every second!For other options to recharge user balances in PaperCut see the Recharging Balance tour section.