You want to offer your customers vouchers or customer cards with Smart Cards (NFC, RFID)? Or you want to use the KLARA POS within your company and your employees are equipped with badges (e.g., for a kiosk or a company cafeteria)? Here you will learn how to configurate it.
Please note that KLARA currently only offers this as a prepaid mechanism, which means the customer/employee must recharge the card with a desired amount in advance and can then pay up to this amount. Of course, recharging is also possible at any time.
Our cash register tablets are not equipped with an NFC (Near Field Communication) or RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) reader. Therefore, you need an external reader. There are USB based devices or such with a Bluetooth interface. For both, it is important that they support Android and run in the HID (Human Interface Device) mode. When reading a card, the ID of the card will be transmitted as keyboard strokes to Android or the cash register. This is the same principle which is used for the connection of the external barcode scanner.
Please note that the USB connection of the tablet is necessary for USB devices (pay attention to USB-C connection) as well as the Bluetooth reader (due to the electricity supply). If you want to charge your tablet at the same time, you also need a USB hub or double plug.
Of course, the chosen reader must support smart cards/badges. Pay attention to the technical specifications of your cards and the reader.
Customer cards/vouchers with smart cards
When selling a voucher or customer card, you follow the same process as when creating a normal voucher (see also the FAQ about Vouchers or the FAQ about Customer cards). Instead of typing in the ID manually or via the camera scanner or rather the external barcode scanner, you just hold the card to the NFC reader. That way, the ID of the card is used as ID of the voucher.
During payment, you proceed in the same way and hold the card up to the reader in the payment screen or when cashing in the card and the card is recognised and used for payment.
Using employee cards/badges for payment
To enable your employees the payment with their badge, you have 2 options. If it can remain anonymous, you sell your employees a normal voucher as described in the paragraph above.
If you want more precise statistics, you have to add your employees in the KLARA CRM. With that, you can create customer cards as also described above.
In case you need support during the configuration of your smart cards, our KLARA coach will be happy to assist you.