Transact Campus Commerce

Campus dining, retail, and point-of-sale management solutions for higher education

Streamline purchasing across campus by implementing a cloud-based ecosystem for dining, retail, and point-of-sale solutions. Provide students with contactless and mobile ordering options, as well as a cashierless checkout experience.

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Discover your perfect fit: Uncover the ideal Transact Campus Commerce solution to meet your students and staff's needs

Join over 540 colleges and universities connecting their dining and point-of-sale systems under one solution

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Gen Z shifting demands for college experience

As per Campus ID News, mobile-driven experiences are becoming a crucial factor for students when selecting a college.

Our research agrees, with 74% of students believing this would create a better college experience.

Students experience one-click purchasing from their favorite online retailer, the ability to schedule payments directly from their phone, the option to pay through the account or card of their choice anywhere and at any time, and the ability to expect visibility and transparency throughout the entire transaction.

So, many students expect colleges to provide a consumer-like experience. Students believe that considering ease of payment is essential when rating colleges.

Transact Cloud POS

Institutions are under immense pressure to improve their operational efficiency, cope with staffing shortages, and meet the expectations of students who are looking for a more connected and mobile-centric campus experience.

Join 450+ schools streamlining the acceptance of contactless payments across campus with one centralized, cloud-native solution and giving students a feature-rich shopping experience with Transact Cloud POS.

School Benefits


  • One unified solution to process, prioritize, and fulfill any retail transaction from any supported device
  • Exportable data for easy accounting
  • On-the-fly scheduling and menu changes across all ordering channels
  • Intuitive dashboard for viewing 60+ standard reports

Student Benefits


  • Convenient and continuous mobile payment experience across campus
  • Multiple payment options that include debit card, credit card, and Campus ID accounts
  • Choose the way you want to order: cashier, mobile ordering, or kiosk
  • Reduced wait times and faster transaction processing
  • Enhanced financial management and visibility of campus-wide transactions
Cloud Point of Sale
Mobile Ordering

Transact Mobile Ordering

Our research discovered a major issue for college students on campus. On some campuses they are unable to use their phones for tuition or food payments.

Give your students what they CRAVE—a fast, secure ordering experience from their mobile phones.

Now, with 206+ institutions and 1,973+ locations implementing Transact Mobile Ordering, will your school be next?

School Benefits


  • Maximize activity/revenue at on-campus dining facilities
  • Increase student satisfaction and engagement
  • Support a contactless experience for your students
  • Boost the image of the school with innovative services
  • Upsell, cross-sell, create promotions, and encourage student purchases
  • Create opportunities for schools to penetrate new markets and industries that are primarily online ordering-based, such as events, giving campus administrators and sellers a competitive edge with our Web Ordering integration

Student Benefits


  • Ability to customize orders from on-campus locations
  • Enable contactless ordering and pickup with optional third-party locker integration
  • Receive notifications during every step of the ordering process—wait times, delivery, and pickup
  • Review nutritional information
  • Earn loyalty points and receive notifications of special student benefits and offers

Just Walk Out technology by Amazon

Transact has integrated with Amazon to bring frictionless shopping to campus stores. From streamlining student payments with Transact Mobile Ordering to analyzing rich insights with Transact Cloud POS, Transact offers smooth integration with Just Walk Out technology at every touchpoint.

School Benefits


  • Holistic store analytics that help you optimize efficiency and revenue beyond POS
  • Improve labor efficiency and free up staff to focus on higher-value tasks
  • Flexible, scalable design to support different environments, needs, and customer volumes
  • Amazon can easily integrate into your campus with Transact Mobile Ordering

Student Benefits


  • Familiar, fast, and secure payment experience using information already stored in their Transact Mobile Ordering account
  • A quick and convenient way to shop and get on with their day
Student using Amazon Just Walk out on campus
Kiosks

Transact Kiosks

Transact Kiosks + Transact Cloud POS enables one place to manage campus-wide transactions, items, pricing, and reporting.

Self-service kiosks on campus let busy students quickly order, scan, and pay for small purchases, making it convenient for them. These kiosks can be freestanding or mounted on walls, tables, or counters.

Offering a contactless experience can help businesses keep shoppers engaged and satisfied. By reducing wait times and streamlining the ordering process, kiosks can help increase revenue and improve customer loyalty.

School Benefits


  • Save on labor costs with fewer cashiers
  • Encourage purchases with personalized message displays
  • Increase revenue with the ability to upsell, display banners, and ads
  • Multiple payment options, including debit card, credit card, and Campus ID accountss

Student Benefits


  • Quick transactions—no waiting in line
  • Multiple payment options including debit card, credit card, and Campus ID accounts

Transact Registers

Transact Registers and Transact Cloud POS can integrate and manage cash registers on the campus. This includes retail stores, fast-casual restaurants, concession stands, food trucks, and more.

Our cloud-based POS system enables staff to handle campus-wide transactions, manage items, pricing, and reporting from a centralized location. Real-time sales data is accessible to staff, providing valuable insights into product offerings and pricing.

Transact Registers makes it easy to update menus and prices, keeping all registers up-to-date.

School Benefits


  • Enable Transact Campus Commerce POS devices
  • Provide cost-effective pop-up and portable POS stations for queue-busting, food trucks, and more with our fully mobile tablet options
  • Support peripherals, including scanners, card readers, scales, terminals, and more

Student Benefits


  • Multiple payment options including debit card, credit card, and Campus ID card
  • Fast service and convenient locations
Registers
Off-Campus Merchant Solutions

Transact Off-Campus Merchant Solutions

Give today's students an effortless and convenient on-campus and off-campus purchasing experience. Provide them multiple payment options through integrated terminals accepting mobile ID cards or Mobile Credential.

Students can use it to make cashless payments for items such as books, sports events, and food at university-approved stores.

School Benefits


  • Integrated reports and accounting of transactions for the school and merchant
  • Extending cashless payments to university-approved off-campus merchants

Student Benefits


  • Secure transactions with no need to carry cash
  • Stored value to facilitate purchases anytime, anywhere

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Transact Campus first announced at our annual users conference Transact 360o our plan to introduce Just Walk Out technology by Amazon And now, it’s here! Transact Campus has partnered with Just Walk Out technology by Amazon, giving students the ability to use Transact Mobile Ordering for store entry and payments on college campuses. Thanks to this collaboration, students can easily access stored payment profiles, tender selection, tender discount and taxes, in-app receipts, user segmentation, and transaction recovery every time they shop. Together, Transact and Just Walk Out technology by Amazon brings students the best of both worlds, so they can make purchases faster and easier.

Shopping on campus just got a whole lot easier

Students can enjoy an easy, touch-free experience using Transact’s Mobile Ordering app at any store powered by Just Walk Out technology by Amazon. No one wants to spend a long time waiting in line, whether you’re picking up milk and bread, or grocery shopping for the week. Designed to be an effortless experience, shopping at a Just Walk Out technology by Amazon enabled store is this easy:

  1. Shoppers, students, and any verified userwith a university account open the Transact Mobile Ordering app and click on Amazon’s “Just Walk Out.”
  2. Shoppers scan their unique QR code to enter a store, start their shopping session in which the Just Walk Out technology by Amazon detects the items they take from or return to the shelves.
  3. Once finished shopping, shoppers can leave the store without having to wait in line, as the credentials stored in their Transact Mobile Ordering account will be used to pay for the items they purchased.That’s all there is to it!

Benefits of Transact + Just Walk Out technology by Amazon

Imagine experiencing the joy of shopping without the stress of standing in line, retrieving your wallet or checkbook, swiping your debit or credit card, or waiting for the transaction to go through. Shopping at stores with Just Walk Out technology using Mobile Ordering makes this a reality for students and faculty alike. There are distinct benefits for students and administrators who choose to use these tech-driven stores.

Campus administrators and universities can:

  • Increase sales per square foot with scalable, flexible technology.
  • Improve labor efficiency and schedule staff more effectively.
  • Gain new insights across the store and at the shelf.

Students can enjoy:

  • A faster, more secure payment experience using information already stored in their Transact Mobile Ordering account.
  • The ability to shop at times that best work with their busy schedules.
  • An innovative, hassle-free way to shop without the need to check out.

Just Walk Out technology success story: Marymount University

Just Walk Out technology by Amazon is a big hit with students—just ask Onyel Bhola, Assistant Vice President for Facilities, Planning, and Operations at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. In March, Marymount became the first higher education institution in the U.S. to have an on-campus convenience store powered by Amazon’s tech.

“Students love the store! It has become a central part of our community. Saints 24 (our contactless shopping store) is located in Gerard Lobby, our most popular student lounge. The store is open 24 hours a day and allows students to have access to produce, snacks, and convenience options,” Bhola said.

Students at Marymount are particularly excited about the contactless aspect of the store, as well as the ability to buy grab-and-go snacks at any time of the day or night.

“Saints 24 allows us to offer an expanded array of healthy and traditional snack options for students 24 hours a day. Before the store opened, students would only have access to items within the vending machines after hours. Our store features fresh fruits, vegetables, and other items such as hummus and yogurt to provide key support to our growing population of vegan and vegetarian students,” Bhola said. 

In addition to benefiting students, the store has also been a boon to administrators and operational processes, Bhola noted. Administrators are still compiling key metrics associated with the impact of this partnership, however, many administrative units have reported positive effects, such as:

  • Their admissions team has been using the store as a recruiting tool; it is now a stop on our campus tour.
  • Campus Services routinely polls students to ensure our offerings meet the needs of our student body. 
  • Campus Safety has reportedstudents feel much safer using our store rather than traveling to local convenience stores late at night. 

Give your students the digital-first experiences they want

Offering checkout-free stores is right on trend with student demands. Recently, Transact published a first-of-its-kind national research study of current college and high school students (primarily Gen Z), “Exploring Financial Habits and Technology Use Among College Students.”  Transact partnered with Jason Dorsey and the Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK) to provide our clients and business partners with a snapshot of students’ priorities and expectations from campuses in terms of security and digital payments. The study revealed:

  • 72% of students say ease of payment should be one of the ways colleges are rated on student experience.
  • Over two-thirds of students say that having mobile-centric payment solutions would create fewer stressful purchase interactions on-campus.

Giving students a contactless, convenient shopping experience with Just Walk Out technology by Amazon aligns with their digital-first needs. When students speak, Transact listens. To gain more insights, download the whitepaper here.

"At Transact, we are dedicated to helping our clients embrace emerging technologies that optimize their campus operations. The integration of Just Walk Out technology by Amazon with Transact's mobile payment platform redefines what it means to be at the forefront of campus innovation. By leveraging a compact footprint, Just Walk Out technology powered stores monetize unused spaces and offer students self-service shopping convenience, all with minimal staffing requirements. This transformative retail solution not only pays for itself but also provides a glimpse into the thrilling future of Campus Commerce,” said Taran Lent, Senior Vice President of Product Development & Technology at Transact. 

Interested in elevating your campus store experience? Learn more about Amazon Just Walk Out (JWO).

Game Changing Results

$350M

Mobile ordering transactions processed

540+

Institutions served

$1.7B+

Transactions through Transact Campus Commerce

What schools are saying about Transact Campus Commerce

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