Top 10: Reasons why schools and parents want +Pay!
Once upon a time, collecting, chasing and banking money for school trips or dinner money was a long winded process – fast forward to today where many schools are switching to reliable online payment systems like ParentMail +Pay and school payments are easier than ever! But why? We’ve put together the top 10 reasons why schools, parents and children benefit from an online payments service like +Pay:
- Convenient for parents = convenience for schools
90% of parents told us they want to pay for school items online. With +Pay, parents no longer need to search through their bag for cash or the cheque book to pay for school items, including dinner money and trips – which means it’s quicker and easier for them to pay, and quicker and easier for you to receive payments.
- Reduce School debt
Caldecote Primary School have reduced their dinner money debt by allowing parents to make school payments either online or from their mobile: “With 95% of parents paying via +Pay we have reduced our dinner money debt substantially.” Lesley Whitehead, Business Manager at Caldecote Primary School
- Automatic alerts for parents
Parents can be automatically alerted when they need to pay or top up their dinner money so there’s no more forgetting or chasing payments!
- Cut back on costs
Sending out paper communications is costly – ParentMail could save your school up to £2000 each year just by cutting back on paper costs, photocopying and service maintenance, consumables and staff time.
You can integrate with your cashless catering systems or use our built in Dinner Money Manager. This makes your entire catering system even better, helping you keep on top of meals and payments combined.
- Reduce playground bullying and improve security
Security risks and playground bulling becomes much lower with kids no longer walking around with money in their pockets and with less cash held on school premises. There’s also reassurance in knowing money is being used for what it’s intended!
- The complete solution
Use +Pay in conjunction with our online dinner booking form for a complete solution from ParentMail.
- Forget weekly trips to the bank
Schools can save time, not only on administration, but from trips to the bank they no longer need to make: “Previously, our caretaker would make weekly trips to the bank with his ‘wheelbarrow load’ of cash and cheques, now we have more time to concentrate on other important school tasks.” Olivia Ford, Administrator at Holy Ghost Primary
- Payments on the go!
70% of parents access ParentMail on their mobile, and can use our handy app to make payments on the go!
- Don’t just take our word for it
“If I were to speak to a school that weren’t using +Pay, I would simply tell them how much time I’ve saved from using it.” Ann House, School Administrator, Beckington First School
If your school and parents could benefit from an online payments service you can rely on, email us at email@example.com or leave a comment below and we’ll be in touch!