Appetize allows for a variety of payment types to be used, including Cash, Credit, Gift Cards, Contactless Payments (NFC), and RFID (wristbands). It also allows for Split Payments, Open Checks/Tabs, On the House, Quick Checkout, Codes, and Discounts.
Note: Each payment type can be blocked/enabled in the Employee Roles on the Payments tab.
Once item(s) are selected and placed into the cart, click on the 'Cash' or 'Cash/Credit' button. Activate will then display possible cash amounts to select or enter in a custom amount by clicking 'Custom.'
Once item(s) are selected and placed into the cart, click on the 'Credit Card' or 'Cash/Credit' button (if using an Ingenico card reader, the card can be swiped without selecting the payment option). After selecting the option, swipe the card through the reader. If the card information was captured, the next screen will confirm the transaction was successful.
Note: If the card will not swipe, the card's information can be manually entered (card number, expiration date, and cardholder's name) by tapping the 'Card Number' area.
Other Payment Types
While Cash and Credit are the most common payment methods, there are several other options that can be utilized in the Activate setup.
Once the options are enabled, they can be accessed by selecting the 'More' button under the cart.
The prepaid stored-value money card is used like a regular Credit Card. Once item(s) are selected and placed into the cart, click on the 'Cash/Credit' button and then swipe.
Contactless Payment (NFC)
Contactless payment, also known as Near Field Communication (NFC), allows two devices (like a terminal and a mobile device) to talk to each other to make payments without needing a physical credit card (Ex: Apple Pay, Android Pay, etc.). Use the 'Contactless' payment option in Activate to complete NFC transactions.
Some music festivals and venues use Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices for easy payment and check out. Similar to contactless payments, RFID allows customers to pay without having a physical credit card or cash. They attach their payment information to the wristbands prior to the event and purchase merchandise, food and drinks by scanning the wristbands.
To use the wristband as a payment method, add items to the cart and select 'More' to see the available payment options. Select 'Wristband' and advise the customer to place the wristband against the reader. Once the transaction is complete, the 'Thanks' screen will appear.