netStep PRODUCT: nsCafe

By: Netstep  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Internet Cafe

Step 1. Make sure you are running nsCafe version 5.
Step 2. In the nscafe manager, click "Activate Accounts".
Step 3. Follow the instructions on the webpage.

How much does it cost?

Accounts are just $20 (US) per month and give you great additional benefits.
We will give you the first months access to nsCafe accounts for free, if it is useful you may choose to keep accounts activated.

Who are accounts for?

Accounts are for any internet cafe that wants to build customer good will by offering customers pay in advance accounts that can be used from the management application. The service is particularly valuable for cafe that have more than one location as members are able to roam seamlessly between the locations with the same ID and account. It is also for good for any business the sends out bills for products and services.

Why was it developed?

netStep accounts were developed to give travellers an ID and an account they could keep as they moved and to enable roaming with accounts in business networks.

Key features and the benefits:

  • You will make more money -> You get to take larger up front payments from your customers (worth $100s a month to you :)
  • Will build good will if you open an account for a customer, they put money on it and they will return.
  • Enable roaming - if you have multiple sites link them to the same business ID to enable your customers to roam between your sites with the same ID and account.
  • A tool you can use to send out other bills and keep a close rain on your debtors
  • Convenience for your customers - do not need to pay small amounts every time and they get a record of their spending in their own account.
  • Less work for you - Accounts holder can come and go without ever having to come to the front desk.
  • You get to know who your customers are - who your best customers are.
  • Better security, - make everyone a member and get to know everyone, find out who is walking out
  • Be able to run a kiosk environment - if everyone puts funds onto an account and logs in to use them the site will need minimal supervision. - Great for backpackers accommodation.
  • Priority feedback integration - subscriber feature and change requests will get priority.
  • Updates - you are supporting development you will get all future updates (print counting, till POS system, added security statistical reports .. and anything else we think of)
  • Get a listing in the subscribers directory


The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Internet Cafe

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