Limiting product availability on the webstore

The PushCoin webstore supports a crude method of limiting sales of a particular product. This feature does not guarantee an exact maximum number of products sold because it’s possible for two or more parents to buy a product at the same time and exceed the limit. For this reason consider this to be a soft limit and […]

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How to pro-rate (discount) a SIS assigned fee.

Normally,  the system won’t let you refund a fee that is managed by the automatic process of assigning fees from the Student Information System. So if you find yourself needing to apply a discount to an already assigned fee, follow these steps: Change the dollar amount of the fee (under Products) to reflect a prorated […]

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Importing student refunds in bulk

Similarly to student charges, you can import student refunds. A CSV file with the columns described here can be provided to PushCoin via the SFTP. The file refers to previous charges that should be refunded. Important: If you plan on using the SFTP, you must provide PushCoin with the IP address or the IP range from […]

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Importing student charges in bulk

PushCoin can import student charges from a file. A CSV file with the columns described here can be provided to PushCoin via the admin console (under Billing > Queued charges) or through automated process (SFTP). The file includes charges to apply to student wallet or liability accounts. For example, you can automate pulling “student late fees”, “lost book” or “damaged Chromebook” […]

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Automating student billing between PushCoin and the SIS

Introduction PushCoin simplifies billing and refunding of student fees by talking directly with the school’s Student Information System (SIS). In this process, the SIS and PushCoin systems work together to ensure that the balances and charges on student accounts accurately reflect course selections or fees assignments without any manual intervention. More complex scenarios like discounted […]

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One-click sign up from the school website

Overview The easier you can make it for your parents to sign up for PushCoin the better user experience and quicker platform adoption. This in turn helps your school staff as PushCoin eliminates manual labor in funding lunch accounts and taking payments from parents for mandatory school fees. Here we describe a feature of PushCoin that signs parents up with PushCoin by simply clicking a link within your “Home Access”-like […]

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Installing Hacker’s Keyboard on Android terminal

Installing Hacker’s Keyboard is recommended on Android devices that have a hardware keyboard or keyboard-like device connected to them. Examples of such input devices are pinpad or barcode scanner. The Hacker’s Keyboard is open-source, peer-reviewed. Other than fixing defects in the default Google keyboard, the Hacker’s Keyboard is specially suitable if you type a mix of letters and numbers […]

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Uploading students data with SFTP

Secure File Transfer Protocol, or SFTP, is a network protocol that provides encrypted file access over the internet. PushCoin customers can utilize SFTP for uploading student photos or student records. This article describes steps for uploading student records via SFTP, including the file format, directory where to upload the file and the filename convention. Alternative method for uploading student records is via Web API. […]

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Refund, Void, Withdrawal

There are three related methods in which a previous transaction can be corrected. Below we go over the methods and explain when it’s appropriate to either refund, void or withdraw. Refund Refund is the opposite transaction to a sale. Issuing a refund is the most common action taken to correct previous POS or online transaction. For example, when a parent […]

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Easy steps to force an update on Android

From the Android home, launch the Apps (circle at the bottom screen with six squares in it), then launch the Play Store   Once in the Play Store, touch the “hamburger” icon:   You should see a menu drop-down, pick My apps   Finally, touch UPDATE ALL to update all apps installed on the terminal.

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