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Hospice receives five-figure boost thanks to Gift Aid on Rags

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Hospice to add a five-figure sum to its annual funds thanks to the introduction of Gift Aid collection system for donations that are sold as ‘rag’. St Peter’s Hospice is Bristol's only adult hospice, caring for more than 2,670 patients…

Keeping up with Gift Aid training

Since Gift Aid was introduced under the Finance Act 1990, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been faced with multi-million losses due to its abuse. Whether through avoidance, fraud or error, the missing revenue came to serve as a catalyst…

Winter is Coming: Is Your Shop Ready?

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In summer, popping to the shops is an easy affair as shoppers don’t have to contend with the elements when walking down the high street. However, in winter battling through the weather to get to a shop can feel like an arduous task. It’s…

Volunteering: Not Just For Christmas

With Christmas approaching, more people are freeing up their time to volunteer. However, you may find that despite the festive rise in volunteers, soon those numbers will dwindle once again. Here at Charity Retail Systems we realise that…

Hospice Doubles Its Gift Aid Revenue Thanks To Nisyst

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Specialist charity EPoS (Electronic Point of Sale) provider, Nisyst, has helped a Surrey-based hospice double its Gift Aid revenue with the introduction of its CHARiot software. Woking & Sam Beare Hospice switched from a manual till system…

Ways You Can Show Appreciation to Your Volunteers

People who volunteer do so willingly, fully aware that whilst it may be without financial gain, it’s rewarding in so many other ways. Unable to offer monetary benefits, people usually see it as a way to give something back to the community…

Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Charity Shop

When set-up, whilst many shops experience immediate success, there are others that sometimes struggle. While there are no right or wrong answers as to why your charity shop may not be as successful as you wish, the truth is that there are certain…

Our Guide to CHARiot Lottery Function

If your charity runs an in-house lottery, did you know you can integrate your fundraising and retail operations in a single interface, thanks to our innovative CHARiot EPoS system! One of the main benefits of the lottery functionality…

Why It's Important That Volunteers Are Fully Trained in EPoS Systems

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In today’s age, when customers have so much choice in choosing the product they desire, it’s vital that your customer service is up to scratch. To ensure customer service efficiency, it is wise to use whatever tools you have at your disposal,…
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