7 Awesome Cashless School Apps In South Africa – The Ultimate Comparison 
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 7 Awesome Cashless School Apps In South Africa – The Ultimate Comparison

To help you choose a cashless school app for your school, we have put together an article that breaks down the features of the primary cashless payment apps for schools in South Africa.

The article gives a description of each cashless school app and also lists what you can expect when using the app. This will help you choose the best cashless school app for your school.

  1. Cashless Campus by Eezipay
  2. Sticitt Pay
  3. Allxs
  4. Karri
  5. TapTuck
  6. Lunchcard
  7. Snackpay

1. Cashless Campus by Eezipay

Cashless Campus is a bundle of cashless school apps that are designed to take a school cashless in every way you can think of.

If we do not have a feature, you can ask us for it and we will simply add it.

What to expect:

  • Scan-to-pay
  • Lunchcard
  • Instant top-ups
  • Cross-shopping between all schools
  • Manage family accounts
  • Pre-order healthy meals
  • Set daily spending limits
  • Merchant app
  • User app
  • Real time reporting
  • Parent communication
  • Help desk
  • School events permission
  • School event reminders
  • White labeling for free 
  • Various add ons available to meet schools present and future needs
  • Can easily demo their product for free

Pricing 

User:

  • No monthly fees.
  • Optional card fee.
  • 5% transaction cost.

Merchant:

  • Setup fee: R550 once-off fee.
  • R250p/m subscription fee (includes support 8am till 5pm weekdays)

Additional Modules:

  • OrderGo: R150
  • Meal Booking: R500
  • Events: R250
  • Ticketing: Free
  • Transport: R250

Transaction Fees:

  • Top up via OZOW: 5%
  • Top up via CapitecPAY: 2% (Capitec account holders only)
  • Payouts: 2%
  • Other options available upon request

2. Sticitt Pay

Sticitt Pay is a cashless school app that is designed for safe educational environments that need cashless payments.

Sticitt makes it possible to teach children the value of money whilst promoting a safe educational environment. Their cashless system is used at various primary schools across South Africa.

What to expect:

  • Sticitt Wallet Portal
  • Sticitt Store
  • Merchant Dashboard
  • POS App
  • Payments in d6

Pricing 

User:

  • Normal Wallet: Free
  • Pro wallet: R35 p/m
  • 2.9% Transaction fee is charged for instant top-up
  • Transaction fees are also charged for the redemption of credits. (Card: 2.1% and Capitec Pay: 1%. This does not include Sticitt Wallet transaction fees.)

School & Merchant:

  • Contact for pricing

3. Allxs

Allxs is a single platform to manage cashless payments. It is also used across South Africa by various schools and corporate companies.

What to expect:

  • Point of sale
  • Ordering app
  • Cashless vending
  • Event Ticketing
  • Payment Collections
  • Pre-ordering
  • Bus tickets
  • Cashless events
  • Inventory Management
  • Buy Now Pay Later

Price:

User, Merchant and School:

  • Must contact to confirm all costs.

4. Karri

Karri is a cashless school app powered by Nedbank with a focus on cashless payments. Karri helps schools make cashless payments easily by allowing them to use their bank cards or scan-to-pay on their app. Karri is also used by various schools in South Africa and in Australia.

What to expect:

  • Backed by Nedbank
  • Dedicated Support Team
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Free SMS, Email and App notifications
  • Free Marketing Material
  • Online Shop Capabilities
  • Automated Reconciliations
  • Hande “Manual” payments and refunds
  • No sign-up fees or hidden costs
  • Built-in auto-reminders
  • Real-time payment updates
  • Tailored Marketing Campaigns 
  • User App

Price:

Karri’s Fees:

  • R1 – R100: 5.75% (VAT Inclusive)
  • R101 – R1000: 4.60% (VAT Inclusive)
  • R1001 – R2000: 4.03% (VAT Inclusive)
  • R2000<: 3.22%
  • Schools that bank with Nedbank will receive a rate between 2.8% and 3.5%
  • Dedicated Account Manager and onsite training: Free
  • Set up fee and cost per month: None
  • Free SMS, email and app notifications to parents for the duration of your collection: Free Unlimited
  • Exclusive access to webinars and training resources: Free Unlimited
  • Customer support desk 7am – 5pm Monday to Friday: Free
  • Tailored marketing campaign to enhance payment rates: Free
  • QR code payments for Tuckshop & Fundraisers: Free
  • Access to unlimited Karri resources for your school: Free Unlimited
  • Monthly administration cost: None
  • Cost to Parent: None

5. TapTuck

TapTuck is a cashless school app for schools with the focus of creating a safer and healthier school through cashless payments. Their apps are being used in various cafes and school tuck shops around South Africa and allow ordering of food. Hence, the focus on healthier schools.

What to expect:

Parents/Users can:

  • Make School Payments
  • Order Healthy Meals 
  • Order Uniforms
  • Order Stationery
  • Order Sports Equipment
  • Scan a merchant QR code to make easy & secure payments
  • Order a cashless card and set card spending limits

Merchants can:

  • Load school payments, fees & permission slips
  • Load healthy meals, uniforms, stationery & school products to sell

Price:

User:

  • Must contact to confirm all costs.

Merchant:

Setup costs:

  • R750 self-starter
  • *Includes remote training
  • *Includes school & menu setup
  • R1750 starter pack
  • *Includes remote training
  • *Includes school & menu setup
  • *Includes store signage
  • *Includes table talkers
  • *Includes 50 cards & 50 lanyards (R1450)

Miscellaneous:

  • Card & pamphlet R14.50
  • Lanyard with safety clip R14.50

Monthly Subscriptions:

  • R290 per online store
  • R0 for school payments

Transaction Fees:

  • 5.0%  R0 – R350k
  • 4.5%  R350k – R500k
  • 4.0%  R500k – R700k
  • 3.5%  R700k – R900k
  • 3.0%  R900k+
  • Includes card processing fees

POS Fees:

Once-off Setup Costs:

  • Remote Training & Setup R500
  • On-site Training & Setup R2500
  • *Includes 2 hours handholding
  • *Excludes travel costs

Monthly Subscription:

  • 1 Terminal R350 
  • 2-3 Terminals R250 each
  • 4+ Terminals R200 each

School:

  • Must contact to confirm all costs.

6. Lunchcard

Lunchcard is a cashless school app for management of schools and colleges across South Africa. 

What to expect:

  • Deposit funds 
  • Set dietary restrictions 
  • View transaction history 
  • View reports on purchases and other items 
  • Set daily spending limits 
  • Pre-order lunches from the tuckshop 
  • Order school items
  • Payments with Lunchcard

Price:

User, Merchant and School:

  • Must contact to confirm all costs.

7. Snackpay

Snackpay is a cashless payment solution that is designed for schools.

What to expect:

Parents and Students:

  • Payments with a Tag
  • Pin protected tag
  • Merchant app
  • User app
  • Instant disable in case of loss
  • Real-time transaction notifications to parents
  • Spending limit control for parents
  • Access to spending habits & history reports 

Price:

User:

  • R40.00 per TAG is paid automatically from a digital wallet.

Merchant & Schools:

  • SnackPay Account Registration is free.
  • POS Device Rental only R299.00 p/m or R149.00 p/day for events.
  • Zero transaction fees.

Conclusion

All the cashless school apps attempt to take schools cashless. Although, the way cashless school apps attempt to facilitate payments are quite similar, where all them differ is what they allow payments for and how funds are loaded onto the app.

Thus, knowing what your school needs will help you choose the right cashless school app and system.

Ready to go cashless?

Going cashless may seem like a difficult endeavor especially if you do not know who will work best for your school. The good is news that our all-in-one solution app is designed to simplify the management of educational expenses thus assuring a smooth transition to a cashless school. Let us help you kickstart your journey to streamline your school today.

Book a Cashless Campus demo call with Ghyslaine from Eezipay.

Try Cashless Campus

Test drive Cashless Campus yourself, or book an online demo with our team. 

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Try Cashless Campus

Test drive Cashless Campus yourself, or book an online demo with our team.

Download the eBook

Get the ultimate guide to streamlining payments at your school.

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