Accepting cash payments at your Book Fair

Accepting cash payments at your Book Fair

When paying with cash, no devices are necessary: however, please try to log cash payments through the Zettle terminal or app where you can.

Why should I log my cash payments?

  • You can calculate totals easily (e.g. if multiple products are being purchased)
  • Your change will be calculated automatically
  • Your online fair report will automatically show the total cash taken through the terminals. Therefore by logging all of your cash payments at the point of sale, it will be much easier to complete your online fair report later.
  • The data is very useful for us!

1. Using a Zettle terminal provided by Scholastic

If you have received a Zettle terminal with your Book Fair, you should try to process cash through the terminal to record payments. Find instructions for setting up your Zettle terminal here.

Scanning items

  1. Click the Zettle icon, and then log in using your email and password. Click on the menu bar and select Sell.
  2. You can add to the basket using the barcode scanner. Simply press the button on the right hand side of the device and point it at the barcode on the back of the book.
  3. To add manual charges (for stationery etc. without a barcode), go to the shopping cart and select Amount. Enter the amount and click the tick. You may then scan the next product and move onto charge.

Completing the sale

  1. You will see items added to the shopping basket. Once you are ready to complete the sale, click the shopping basket icon in the top right hand corner. You will then be shown a summary of the purchase.
  2. Click the Charge button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select cash payment and receive cash from the customer.


  1. If you choose to spend your Rewards by taking items from the bookcases, scan the items as a single purchase.
  2. Then, view the shopping cart and click the % icon in the top right hand corner. This will allow you to apply a discount of 100%.

Note: you will receive a warning that this is a zero value transaction. You can accept this warning and continue.

2. Using the Zettle app

  1. If you have a suitable phone available, you can install the Zettle app and select Cash as your payment method. Find out how to set up the Zettle app here.
  2. Even if you have received a Zettle terminal with your Book Fair, you can use the app simultaneously to have multiple checkout points at your Fair.