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Postpaid Schemes

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Purpose:

Allows defining of the amount for usage of the system.
Description:

Some cyber cafes have 'Pay and Use' or PREPAID type of pricing, where the customer commits on certain duration, pays for it and then starts using the computer. Some cyber cafes have 'Use and Pay' or POSTPAID type of pricing, where the customer first uses the computer and then pays for the time of usage.

This screen allows adding, editing or deleting of POSTPAID schemes. Any number of postpaid schemes can be defined in Cafezee, one for students, one for elderly, one for games etc.,

If the price is fixed for a particular duration of PC usage, then use the uniform type of postpaid schemes. Otherwise, use the non-uniform type.
Notes:

  • Minimum amount cannot be less than increment amount, for uniform type of scheme.
  • Minimum amount cannot be less than slot 1 amount, for non-uniform type of scheme. Similarly slot 2 amount cannot be less than slot 1 amount and so on.
How to access:

Settings -> Postpaid Schemes
Example

Example 1: The cafe charges $0.5 for every 30 minutes for all new customers.

Step 1: Click on Add button to add a new scheme.

Step 2: Since the pricing is uniform with respect to time, we select the Postpaid Uniform scheme.

Step 3: Enter the name of the scheme as 'Guest' or 'Walk-In' or something of your choice.

Step 4: Enter the minimum amount chargeable. You may want to charge $1 as minimum amount, in which case you need to change the above amount to 1.

Step 5: Enter the uniform amount and the uniform duration and click on the Save button to save the scheme.



Example 2: The cafe charges $ 1.5 per hour, $ 1.0 for the first 30 minutes, and $0.5 for the next 30 minutes. It charges a minimum amount of $ 2.0.

Step 1: Click on Add button to add a new scheme.

Step 2: Since the pricing is non-uniform with respect to time, we select the Postpaid Non-Uniform type of scheme.

Step 3: Enter the name of the scheme as 'Guest' or 'Walk-In' or something of your choice.

Step 4: Enter the minimum amount of $ 2.0.

Step 5: Enter the duration and the respective amounts as shown above and click on the Save button to save the scheme. You need not complete the other slots, since Cafezee takes care of them automatically. The table below shows the amounts that will be charged for various duration

Duration
(in minutes)
Amount Comment
25 $ 2.0 Minimum amount charged. 
45 $ 2.0 Minimum amount charged.
65 $ 2.5 $1.5 for the first hour + $1.0 for the next 5 minutes that fall in the extended first slot.
85 $ 2.5 $1.5 for the first hour + $1.0 for the next 25 minutes that fall in the extended first slot.
105 $ 3.0 $1.5 for the first hour + $1.5 for the next 45 minutes that fall in the extended second slot.
125 $ 4.0 $3.0 for the first 2 hours + $1.0 for the next 5 minutes that fall in the extended first slot.
145 $ 4.0 $3.0 for the first 2 hours + $1.0 for the next 25 minutes that fall in the extended first slot.
165 $ 4.5 $3.0 for the first 2 hours + $1.5 for the next 45 minutes that fall in the extended second slot.
185 $ 5.5 $4.5 for the first 3 hours + $1.0 for the next 5 minutes that fall in the extended first slot.




Example 3: There are some regular customers to the cafe, who pay in advance and use the PCs.

See Prepaid Packages to setup prepaid packages of various duration with respective validity periods.

See Prepaid Member Setup to register new members and administer existing ones.

See Generate Codes screen to generate new codes.