I have been testing a new way for customers to play pinball and offer rewards for spending money at my location. PayRange is a small device that connects between the bill acceptor and the machine. It can also tie into the coin mech line for older games as well. The customer then downloads PayRange on their iOS or Android phone. Signs up and funds their account with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex, ApplyPay, Bitcoin, and soon Android Pay. The advantage of using the app over cash is the operators can offer discounts, promotions, and FREE PINBALL!
There is no credit card information stored by the operator or the pinball machine. The entire transaction takes place on your phone and it communicates with the device inside the machine via low energy bluetooth. There are also NO FEES for the customer. Operators pay a flat 3.95% fee per transaction. Very fair considering the alternatives available for credit cards.
This week when you use PayRange on a funded account you receive 2 free games on any game and this weekend the Walking Dead is half off.
They are looking to launch in early Q4. The devices run $59 per machine.
I am not paid or endorsed by PayRange. I am a hobby operator in Minnesota and enjoys pinball in technology. Check out the videos of how easy it is to sign up and how easy it is to credit up machines, see transaction data.
If you have any questions, you can hear all about it on our podcast The Coinbox Pinball Podcast Episode 12 and 13 that will be posted Saturday. email@example.com
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