Upgrade to PRO
Once registered your maker account, you might want to upgrade it to PRO. This is necessary in order to enable full functionality and receive payments. To this end, some personal and company information is required. Such information can be submitted by clicking on the 'Upgrade to PRO' call to action that appears at the bottom left of the Maker Dashboard. Our staff will review your submitted information and will come back to you as soon as possible.
This feature of the maker dashboard is for products (collection of devices of the same type) which can have multiple services attached to them. You can choose between four types of products.
|Single user||Multiple users|
|Device triggered||Owned Device||Shared Device|
- Owned Device - A device can be paired to one customer only. The device takes care of the payment charges. A good example would be a ventilation system that orders filters when it detects air quality deterioration.
- Shared Device - A device that ca be paired to multiple customers. The device takes care of the payment charges for the different customers. A good example would be a car wash system – with a smart camera – that charges its clients for the service autonomously. The smart camera recognizes the car's license plate and automatically starts the preferred car wash program.
- Rental - Sometimes devices are neither owned nor shared but they are rented for a duration of time, hence a Rental device. This is a device that a customer owns temporarily for a certain duration. Payment charges are initiated by the solo customer. No one else can pair or use it during that period. A good example would be a rental bicycle.
- Pay-per-use - A device can be paired to multiple customers. Payment charges are initiated by one or more customers. Customers pair the machine once and after that they can use it as many times as they want. A good example would be a vending machine.
For Shared Devices, the product can be set up as Multi-action (one or more actions per device) or Single-action (only one action per device).
For example, your coffee machine (pay-per-use product) may have a service to automatically order cups (action), and a notification feature for maintenance (action).
Create a product and using the product ID provided. Then, simply add the actions as you normally would. Offering a new product to your customers? Just repeat the process. You’ll have a neat overview of all your products and their associated actions.
An action is fulfilled by a trigger. Think 'if this, then that'. If you're implementing FINN in a smart lightbulb it could be: for every minute of light (trigger) charge €0.001 (action). You can choose between three types of actions.
- Payment - an action resulting in a transaction
- Notification - Send a push notification to the user's phone
- Service payment - an action resulting in a payment split between a maker and one or more suppliers
The actions you define in the dashboard are linked to your smart device. The dashboard also provides data insights of your devices. You can see how many devices are connected and how many actions are triggered.
The customer tab shows an overview of the customer's using your connected device. The customer is the end-user of your device. They pair their phone to your device using the FINN mobile app – and choose which services they wish to use.
In the customer section of the Maker dashboard you can see the data pertaining to the customer's usage of your device. Such as actions triggered and payments made.
You can check their activity here. Including amount of actions triggered and payments made.
Suppliers are the parties which work together with you to deliver a good or service to your customers. Think of the following scenario.
A maker has created a smart container for coffee cups which autonomously orders new cups through a webshop when it senses it is running low. In this case, the webshop would be the Supplier.
You can register a Supplier in the FINN Maker dashboard. They will receive an e-mail to log in to their own dashboard, the Supplier dashboard.
After this, we onboard your supplier with a manual ‘know your customer’ (KYC) procedure. We do this to ensure the security of your transactions. When the KYC procedure is completed your supplier’s account will be activated. They add their services and products to the supplier dashboard.