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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…

Can Online Shopping Help Charities?

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Over the past few years, online shopping has become a huge convenience for many people. Even some of the larger charities have jumped at the chance of having their own online shop! But is it really worth putting some of your donations up…

4 Ways Charities Shops Can Say Thank You to Their Donors

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As a charity shop, it’s important that you maintain a steady flow of conversation with the people who directly influence your cause; your donators. The people that donate money and items to your charity are the people who are helping you to…

Gift Aid: A Guide

Charitable donations come from a great place, one of kindness and generosity from people who have something to share. To protect the intent of these donations the government has implemented a tax benefit that means all of the money given to…

Is Your Charity Shop Ready for Prom Season?

With prom only a few months away, it’s time to start thinking about how you can organise your charity shop to market your products for prom. Dresses and suits can be very expensive, and many students might want to buy cheaper options. The…

How to Boost Your Stock With Free Collections

Running a charity shop is different from a normal store because you may be reliant on donations for your stock, there are lulls and peaks in people’s donation habits and a lot of it is to do with convenience. So you as a charity shop need…

How to Organise Your Charity Shop Floor

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The way your charity shop floor is organised will determine how your customers view your shop and how much time they want to spend in it. The layout can increase sales, depending on how you take advantage of the season of the year, the events…
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