Don't count on a free reader, the chip readers cost. Safer but slower, I
use my o!ld swiper, they can be found but any bad card is on you.
On Jun 9, 2016 7:39 PM, "Don Veino via Organizers" <
Thanks Koren, I'll give it a try. In a quick
review it looks a lot like
what I was working on myself, without obviously being 100% customized to
our purpose. Happy to accept something that's done/tested now and mostly
matches our needs and then put something else in place which takes the
output the rest of the way.
On Jun 9, 2016 2:06 PM, "Koren A. Wake" <koren.a.wake(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I'm coming very late to this topic, sorry... but since I don't see anyone
else having mentioned this, I wanted to chime in. The blues dance I now run
in Seattle uses Square to track attendance and cash. It's simple to set up
and our door volunteers seem happy with it. We charge a sliding scale and
just have separate "items" for each dollar amount. When we used to have
"regular" and "student" prices we had buttons for those as well, and
custom price item for donations. Square automatically tracks the number of
each item sold, and the times.
On a tablet (we use an iPad, and I would assume it works on an Android
tablet as well), Square also does cash drawer tracking -- enter your
starting cash, track transactions, and enter your final counts; it'll tell
you whether you're off and by how much. It does not allow for cash drawer
tracking through the phone app, though. I'm not sure why not, or whether
they're going to add it eventually.
And of course, Square allows us to take credit cards too, which has pros
and cons but overall I'm very much in favor of it.
On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 12:53 PM Don Veino via Organizers <
Just in case there was any question, we have
absolute trust in our
volunteers and have had no instances of door sitter cheating (a tiny
minority of dancers on the other hand... but I digress). The impetus for my
original investigation is solely operational efficiency - making it easier
for our volunteers and ourselves as organizers. It would be nice to
actually be able to dance at our own dances more often. :)
On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 5:54 PM, Dan Pearl via Organizers <
We operate on a basis of trust with our
door-sitters and the mix of
adult/youth varies during the year in unsurprising ways -- we just don't
feel like we need to capture that information.
4. Any system can be compromised by crooked door-sitter. They can wink
at their friends and wave them in for no fee. They could pocket some money
and not click the tally counter or put a tick-mark on the paper. Anything!
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