Flash PARCS: PrePay Mode

Modified on Fri, 05 Apr 2024 at 01:37 PM

PRE PAY MODE OVERVIEW

PARCS kiosks can be configured to require a transient parker to pay at the entry kiosk. When this mode is enabled, the entry kiosk displays the rate option(s) and allows the transient parker to process the payment with a credit card. Once the payment is processed, the kiosk prints a ticket and receipt with a barcode that can be used at the exit kiosks.


PrePay Mode is not compatible with Automatic Capacity/Auto Open Full.



PAYMENT PROCESS

Step 1. The parker selects a rate. The rates are set up by Flash Support, but you (the operator) can use the Flash Valet app or the Admin Portal to enable the pre pay rates. 


PrePay Rate Options

  • Select amount of time to pay: Use this option to present the parker with more than one rate option. The parker chooses a rate option and pays for their selected rate.
  • Pay a set price: Good until specified time: Use this option to set a prepaid price for all incoming parkers. This flat price is good until a designated time.


 

Step 2. The parker pays in advance for their selected rate.


Step 3. They take a ticket and enter the facility.



Step 4. Upon exit, they scan their ticket or receipt and the gate will vend. If they exit after their selected rate has expired, the set late fee is applied.


ENABLE PRE PAY MODE

You can use the Flash Valet app or the Admin Portal to set a Flash PARCS kiosk to prepay mode. Follow the steps below based on whether you’re using the Flash Valet app or the Admin Portal.


Via Flash Valet App

  1. Log into the Flash Valet App.
  2. Tap Control > Flash PARCS.
  3. Scroll to the Pay on Entry section.
  4. Next to the prepay price, tap Select.




Via Admin Portal


1. Go to https://portal.flashvalet.com and log in to the Admin Portal.


2. On the left menu, click Locations and select a location.


3. On the top menu, click Ticket Types > PARCS Transient ticket type.


4. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Linked Flash PARCS Prices.


5. Select the PrePay price to enable.


6. (Optional): You can schedule PrePay rates to automatically start and end so you don’t have to switch the rates manually. 


For example, you may want to set a rate in advance that’s valid only during an event. To do this, in the Valid From and Valid To fields, set the date and time you want the rate to be valid. The rate will automatically switch during the set valid times.


7. Check Selected and click Save. Checking Selected will enable the PrePay Price right now, for a future date and time use the Valid From and Valid To fields. 




Schedule a PrePay Rate for a one time event demo




DISABLE PRE PAY MODE


Via Flash Valet App

The PrePay Mode can be manually disabled by tapping the Select button next to the Disable PrePay price option. The location or logical zone will automatically revert to the previously enabled post-pay Transient rate.




Via Admin Portal


1. Go to https://portal.flashvalet.com and log in to the Admin Portal.


2. On the left menu, click Locations and select a location.


3. On the top menu, click Ticket Types > PARCS Transient ticket type.


4. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Linked Flash PARCS Prices.


5. Select the "Disable PrePay" price and check Selected.


6. Select Save and the system will switch back to the previously Selected price before Pre pay was enabled.


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