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Integrating Kids Skate Free With Your Skate Center Point of Sale

Posted by Brant Burnett on Oct 23, 2012 10:37:00 AM

Skate CentersRecently, a lot of excitement has been generated in the roller skating industry by Kids Skate Free.  It is a marketing program being used by skating centers across the country to help drive traffic and increase revenues, with great success.

Due to the success of the program, as well as CenterEdge's commitment to the roller skating industry, we have implemented a software interface to Kids Skate Free directly in our Point of Sale application.  This allows you to validate and redeem Kids Skate Free passes for your skate center directly in the Point of Sale, without the need to switch to a web browser.  It also greatly increases security, while eliminating the need to manually reconcile passes redeemed online with your Point of Sale.

Here are some simple instructions on how to setup your Kids Skate Free integration:

  1. Within the Kids Skate Free owner's panel, set your "Redemption Password"
  2. In the CenterEdge Manager Console, Go To Maintenance - System Settings - Interface Configuration.  Enable Kids Skate Free, and enter your location's Account ID (i.e. "skatefactory").  Then click Re-Authorize and provide your Redemption Password as set in Step 1.
  3. In Discount Maintenance, create a new discount that provides free admission.  On the External tab, set Validation Type to Kids Skate Free.
  4. Optionally, you may place a Kids Skate Free quick discount button on your Point of Sale screens.  Or, you can let the cashier pick the discount from the normal list of discounts.

That's all it takes!  When a cashier accepts a Kids Skate Free voucher at your skate center point of sale, it will prompt them to scan the pass barcode or enter the 5 digit code.  This will validate the pass, and when you complete the order it will mark it as redeemed so that it can't be used again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our support department at support@centeredgesoftware.com.

Topics: FEC, Marketing