Northern Ireland cancer charity chooses CHARiot

Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) specialist, Nisyst has rolled out its market-leading charity retail EPoS system into retail shops of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

The CHARiot system has been installed in six of the Belfast-based charity’s shops and Head Office. Cancer Focus NI has moved to the CHARiot system with aim of increasing its Gift Aid, having previously used a manual till system.

Cancer Focus NI

Angela McGrath, Head of Retail at Cancer Focus NI, said: “Before the CHARiot installation, we were only able to claim Gift Aid on cash donations and subsequently made the transition to utilise this revenue from all Gift Aided items in our shops. The management reporting systems also encourage us to be more commercially aware, helping us to raise much needed funds to keep our cancer support services running.

“We considered other EPoS providers but in the end it wasn’t just the technology that helped make our decision. We chose Nisyst because of its people; the company is approachable, friendly and always on hand to provide support. The software itself has been greatly received by staff and volunteers.”

Bob Chunilal, managing director at Nisyst, said: “Research shows that charities across the UK are claiming less than a half of the total Gift Aid available to them so it’s always exciting to introduce new not for profit organisations to our software and help overturn these statistics.

“Our system is designed to maximise revenues and we don’t take any commission of the Gift Aid collected, enabling charities to benefit on the full return of 25% for each eligible item from HMRC.”

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