Event organizers always want to make sure that they are putting together an event that runs smoothly. While logistics are undoubtedly necessary, the..
Event organizers always want to make sure that they are putting together an event that runs smoothly. While logistics are undoubtedly necessary, the technology that you have in place is also a significant factor in the success of the event. Today, many organizers are looking at tech that can allow them to have a cashless event. Using RFID wristbands and cards with cashless kiosks can provide a range of benefits. Let’s look at some of the most significant advantages that are going cashless for events that can deliver.
When kiosks are placed throughout the event space, they can be used to enroll customers and tie their credit, debit, and cash right to their RFID wristband. These are self-service kiosks, so people can quickly and easily add the money to their wristband, which they can then use with the other vendors and locations throughout the event or festival. The customers will like how simple it is to get the money onto their wristband and whom it will make everything else that they do at the festival faster.
Because events are often so busy and chaotic, it can lead to mistakes being made. There is the possibility at the entrance that someone might be able to get inside without a proper ticket.
At the vendor booths, there is the possibility that mistakes could be made with money that’s changing hands. By using payment points that are secure and easy to use, it helps to eliminate human error and missing money. It helps to prevent ticket fraud, as well. With the right hardware and POS software, it can also eliminate shrinkage and underreporting.
When you have an event that is still using paper tickets and that requires the attendees to stand in line when they are entering, when they are buying items, and visiting different parts of the event, it can get congested. Typically, this would mean that you need to have a lot of staff that will be able to handle the crowded space not only for crowd control but also to serve those attendees and take payments.
However, when you go cashless, things flow better. Ticketing and even buying items can all be done through the kiosks and the POS software. These systems will reduce the number of staff members that you will need in any given area at a time. Naturally, this helps to reduce your overall costs.
One of the worst parts of events for people is standing in line. People have grown accustomed to standing in line to get into the event and then standing in more lines at concessions and whenever they want to buy anything. By changing to a cashless system it will help to reduce significantly the amount of time spent in lines, which means the attendees are going to have a better time at the event. It also means that there will be less congestion around those areas, which makes everyone at the event, including the staff happy.
When using the right systems, it is possible to provide real-time vendor reports, ensuring that all of the retail transactions are added to a central database from each of the vendor POS stations at the event. The real-time reporting can let vendors quickly access their daily profit and loss statements. The system can make it easier to manage things like inventory, returns, and more.
Another benefit of using a high-quality cashless system for an event or festival is the reliability that it can offer. With rugged and durable models in place, you can be sure they are going to last even large festivals with many people using them. The system is capable of providing reliable WiFi access at any venue, so everything is always connected.
Another benefit that many event organizers to not even consider is that using these systems is a green option. It can eliminate not only paper tickets but also other paper waste such as paper receipts. When coupled with other efforts to go green, it can help make a difference for all your events going forward.
With all of the benefits available when it comes to going cashless using high-quality kiosks and points of sale, it’s easy to see why so many event organizers are choosing this option. If you have an event coming up and you want to help it run smoothly without all of the lines and congestion, it’s time to look into getting these systems. They can make a big difference in how things are run! The satisfaction of everyone who attends the event is also affected. From the organizer to the vendors and the attendees - you will strike parity and brand recognition.