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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,…

Is Your Shop Ready for Autumn?

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As the summer retreats and autumn arrives, it is time to give your retail premises a little facelift. Autumn offers plenty of new opportunities for retailers, and here at Nisyst, we've put together some ideas that may help you to make the most…

Why Do People Give to Charity?

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Giving to charity is an act of kindness and just one person can inspire thousands more to help make a difference. Charities exist for many reasons, but often they are there to support, comfort and provide a service to people in need. People…

Which Items Sell the Most in Charity Shops?

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When people walk into a charity shop, they’re usually drawn to some items more than others. This means that you may have merchandise that sells particularly well and items no one seems to want.  Knowing what’s popular can help you stock…

5 Tips to Successfully Promote Your Charity Shop on Social Media

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A huge number of retailers across the globe have turned to social media as a way to promote their brand to new audiences and existing customers alike, so it's no surprise that many charity shops are doing the same. However, successful social…

What's in Store? Ensuring Your Charity Shop Prices Are Competitive

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Charity shops in the UK are now raising in excess of £290m every year: in the process, they're providing volunteering opportunities to more than 200,000 people and paid employment to around 17,000, as well as raising vital funds for the charities…

Why Hospices Can Benefit from CHARiot

Hospices rely on the enthusiasm and generosity of donors who want to share what they have and thus donate money to them. However, did you know that despite the fact that retail Gift Aid is worth £60 million per year, much of this is lost? Well,…

Keeping Your Shop Sensational Throughout Summer

Charity shops work because they can sell items, such as clothing, toys and jewellery, and give it a second life, which means that most shops receive a wide variety of clean and functional donations that can be arranged to match the summer season.…

Choosing the Best Volunteers

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Volunteers are the backbone of charity shops: they provide their free time to work unpaid for a cause they believe in. There is a lot of hard work involved in volunteering, and this experience can be very rewarding and help your shop to succeed. Having…
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