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Cashless Concessions (and more) in Your Water Park or Amusement Facility: The Pros & Cons

Posted by Sherry Howell on Mar 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Consider the pros and cons of the two main approaches when going cashless at your water park or attraction.

Going cashless is the name of the game in entertainment (and pretty much everywhere else it seems) these days, but facility needs vary so it can be difficult to choose a cashless approach that makes the most sense.

For a water park, for example, going cashless means more security for staff working non-fixed locations in your facility, like at carts or when providing pool or cabana service. Servers won’t need to worry about keeping a bank of money from which to make change, and there’s less risk for theft or mistakes. Additionallly, fewer banks mean less change to purchase and have on hand, and time spent issuing and counting down drawers each shift.

There are two main approaches when going cashless: an approach that utilizes tokenization of a credit card and the traditional, stored value approach. Read on for the pros and cons of each to help you make the best decision for you.

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Topics: Cashless

Coming Soon—CenterEdge Advantage Version 18.1

Posted by Sherry Howell on Mar 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM

New Client Support Upgrade Model, new look and feel, new updates and more coming in Advantage Release 18.1!

Check out our feature release video to get a peek at the new enhancements, and sign up for our training webinar so you can set up and use all the new features.

A few highlights:

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Topics: FEC, Point of Sale, CenterEdge Advantage POS, CenterEdge Team, Cashless

[INFOGRAPHIC] Control Your Cash!

Posted by Sherry Howell on Feb 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There are few things worse than realizing there is money missing—whether it turns out to be an accounting error or actual theft. And investigating can cause your hard-earned, happy culture to take a nose-dive.

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Topics: Point of Sale, Cashless

Did You Know? Return Receipts Can Help You Minimize Theft in your Park or FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Nov 7, 2017 11:14:56 AM

Want to minimize theft and boost guest experience in your amusement park or FEC? Find out how in today’s Did You Know video.

Following last week’s blog about fraud prevention, did you know you can minimize team member theft and improve your guest experience by gathering guest contact information on refund receipts? Learn how in our latest Did You Know video.

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Topics: FEC, Amusement Parks, Did You Know?, Cashless

Coming Soon - CenterEdge Advantage Version 17.3

Posted by Sherry Howell on Sep 6, 2017 1:39:55 PM

Save transaction time with these enhancements coming soon in CenterEdge Advantage Release 17.3!

Check out our Feature Release Video to get a peek at the new enhancements, and sign up for our training webinar so you can set up and use all the new features.

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Topics: CenterEdge Advantage POS, Integrated Waivers, Cashless

How Tokenized Tender Can Protect Amusement Park Guests and Boost Business

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 19, 2017 10:30:17 AM

Increased security and ease of use for payments are just two reasons more amusement parks and other facilities are moving to tokenized tender

Navigating the credit card security waters for your amusement park can be a bit like taming icy cold rapids armed with little more than a life jacket and a broken paddle. It can be difficult to keep your head above water with the deluge of information. Because of this, one solution that many facilities are using more and more is tokenized tender. But what is it and should you use it? Read on to help you decide if it’s the right choice for your business.

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Topics: Amusement Parks, Cashless

Did You Know? Customized Receipt Text

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 12, 2017 4:02:06 PM

Have a unique message you want to give guests to your facility? Have you ever thought about using Receipt Text to do so? 

Learn how to use customized receipt text to further delight your guests by delivering a more personalized interaction in today's Did You Know? video.
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Topics: Customer Loyalty, Did You Know?, Cashless

How to Choose the Right Access Control for Your Amusement or Trampoline Park

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 15, 2017 11:50:05 AM

Go beyond paper tickets and get with the future of access control for your FEC, amusement park or trampoline park. 

The advent of summertime means that the theme park wars are in full effect. Are you Team Disney or Team Universal? I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love to see amusement parks continually striving for that bigger splash in our industry.

No doubt the leadership at your park is also on the hunt for the next attraction, package or even business development that will give you that edge over your competitors. And with attractions and technology that are ever-changing, parks need to be on the lookout for the right amusement park point of sale software systems and processes to manage how guests interact with your attractions and your park.

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Topics: Access Control, Cashless

7 Considerations for Selecting a Cashless System Partner for Your Amusement Facility or FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 6, 2017 9:56:00 AM


Before deciding on a cashless system partner, take the time to evaluate a few key factors.

The use of cashless debit card systems has become a standard operating procedure for many arcade, family and multi-attraction entertainment centers. For new operators, the question is no longer, “Should I purchase a cashless system?” but rather, “Which cashless system is right for my business?”

Here are our top seven considerations to help you make your decision:

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Topics: FEC, Amusement Parks, Cashless

3 Common Myths About the Buying Process – Dispelled!

Posted by Sherry Howell on Apr 26, 2017 12:33:10 PM

Never assume that the buyer has done all the work for you – a smart salesperson should still work to make the sale.

It’s true that today’s buyers are more educated than ever - but do you know what they were studying?

Remember being in school and studying for an exam? You might have spent hours poring over books and notes wondering if the material would be on the test. It was often impossible to predict what information was going to be covered.

That’s often what I think of when I hear people saying, “Today’s buyers are 3/4 of the way down the buying process before they get to you,” which assumes that all buyers know not only everything about the exact product or service, but also about all of the companies offering it. You know who isn’t saying things like that? Someone who is actually killing the sales game, that’s who.

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, Sales, Cashless