Top 8 ways to accept payment at your Book Fair – and one to avoid

Parents visiting your Book Fair can pay safely and securely for their books through a variety of methods:

Taking payment at your Book Fair (blog image)

1. Cash – that last £1 coin from the bottom of a pocket or the corner of a purse doesn’t need to go to waste!

2. Cheques – these need to be made payable to the school, not Scholastic.

3. Phone Payment – parents can now pay for purchases with their debit/credit card over a secure payment telephone line. Find out more.

4. Book Fair Gift Vouchers – save even more money at your Book Fair with gift vouchers. Simply buy online to save 20% and ask parents to take the printout to your Book Fair. Find out more.

5. £1 World Book Day tokens – we accept these only at certain times of the year. Speak to your Book Fair Co-ordinator for terms and conditions.

6. National Book Tokens – these can be spent at your Book Fair but no change can be given. Speak to your Book Fair Co-ordinator for terms and conditions.

7. ParentPay – if your school has ParentPay set up, you are welcome to ask parents to pre-pay for books to your school’s own account.

8. Debit/credit card – this is only available if a chip and pin machine is provided for your school. The payments come directly through to Scholastic.

And one to avoid: Debit/credit card details must not be sent through the post under any circumstances. We no longer supply printed debit/credit card slips so if you have any from a previous Book Fair, please dispose of them. Speak to your Book Fair Co-ordinator if you have any questions about this or any kind of payment.

Put these tips into practice and your Book Fair will be flying!

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