Payment terminalArticle number: FV-01.001
The payment terminal is the centerpiece of our micromarket. This is absolutely necessary for the FarmVend system.
The whole order- and payment process runs through this terminal.
Customers start their shopping experience at the payment terminal, select the products through the 15” touch-display and place them in the virtual shopping cart.
After finishing the product selection, the customer pays the products in the virtual shopping cart as a whole.
The payment can be made with
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Cash (notes & coins)
- Customer loyalty card.
For products which require legally a minimum age to buy it e.g. alcohol, we developed a tool to check the age of the customer- the age verifier. After verifying the actual age, the product is released for sale.
Afterwards, the invoice with the QR code is printed. With the help of the QR code, products can be picked up at the vending machine.
As manufacturer of the payment terminal, we are able to adjust the components of the payment terminal according to the customer’s requirements.
Our offer comprises many versions, which show how our vending machines can be combined. For more details click here.
Components of the payment terminal
The touch display provides the customer a simple and clearly arranged shopping experience. The operation reminds of a smartphone and is very intuitively.
Customers can scan their loyalty card in order to redeem or recharge a credit on their card.
The QR-code printer is essential to receive the invoice for the purchase. The invoice also includes a QR-code which works as an identifier for the purchased products at the vending machine. After scanning this code at the vending machine, the products are automatically dispensed.
You can choose a payment system with cash, cards or both. In case you decide for only the cash system you require the banknote reader. Customers can pay with 5€, 10€ and 20€ notes.
In case you want to integrate the cash payment option, a coin changer is essential to return the change money. Customers could possibly scare back from the purchase if no coin changer is integrated. This would mean that the customer needs to have the exact money for the purchase because no change will be handed out which would be an additional effort and therefore barrier for the purchase.
Credit card module
People nowadays have less cash with them and prefer paying with card. Due to the fact that also bigger purchases can be made with the FarmVend system, it is reasonable to pay with card. Besides the convenience component it is also more hygienic because it prevents passing along tangible money.
Especially farmers like to distil spirits or produce wine from their fruit harvest. These drinks contain alcohol, which is according to the Youth Protection Act not allowed to acquire for minors. The problem with self-service shops is that there is no staff to check the age. With the help of the age verifier at the payment terminal the age of the customer can be checked by the machine. The customer needs to insert the official ID card into the card reader. The system only releases the product after fulfilling the age requirements.
The integrated telemetry of the payment terminal allows to operate the micromarket from home. The operator receives insights into the sales, inventory and possible changes can be easily made from home.