The Web CashierWeb Cashier is a basic Point of Sale (POS) system to charge items to PaperCut accounts and deposit funds into users' accounts. is a simple web interface that provides a till/cashier to facilitate simple transactions using PaperCut NG accounts. It's specially designed for non-technical staff in educational organizations. For example, the cashier user may:
Charge end user accounts, or shared accounts, for ad-hoc services such as laminating, binding or library fines.
Deposit funds to a user's personal printing account, usually after receiving a cash or electronic payment.
Although an administrator can perform account adjustments at any time, the Web Cashier interface is a simpler interface designed specifically for non-technical users such as office administration staff, library staff and service counter staff.
You can use Web Cashier in a variety of ways. Some examples:
The library teacher can use Web Cashier to charge students for various services such as document binding, laminating, or library fees without handling cash. Services are charged to the user's balance and they receive an itemized transaction acknowledgment slip, which can be printed or automatically emailed if needed.
Office staff can accept payments from users and then credit the user's balance using the simple Web Cashier Deposit screen (e.g. add extra quota or top-up an account over the counter). Web Cashier screens are simple and only present information tailored specifically to the cashier user's role. (Purchase, Deposit or Both). This approach is ideal for smaller organizations who do not have the transaction volumn to justify Pre-Paid TopUp cardsA Top-up card is a card with a monetary value (for example, $5, $10, or $20) that can be purchased by users or distributed by administrators. The value of the card can then be loaded into a user's account for printing or purchases through Web Cashier. Top-up are also known as Prepaid cards, and are most commonly used in a school or university environment. or an online payment gatewayA Payment Gateway is an additional PaperCut component that allows users to transfer funds from an external source into their personal PaperCut account. Funds can be transferred from a wide variety of online payment sources, such as PayPal, Authorize.Net, RBS WorldPay or CyberSource, and many more. Alternatively, education organizations can use the payment gateway module to allow students to transfer small amounts of credit into their print account. (see TopUp/Pre-Paid cards).
When people leave an organization they can be provided with the balance of their account and the transaction can be recorded as a "refund" item, created by the PaperCut NG administrator. The items are configurable and depend on the services the organization wants to provide.