Finding new ways to generate income is becoming increasingly vital for charities. There are hundreds of worthy causes out there that all need the support of generous volunteers and donors. Charities across the UK lost billions in funds over the pandemic. So it’s crucial that they can get back up on their feet to continue their valuable work.
That means looking at every possible part of your operation to find areas where you can improve. Take your EPoS system, for example. Does it have all the features you need to achieve your full potential? Such as portability? Why not take the charity shop to the people; here’s how a portable EPoS system can help your charity.
Generate extra income
A system with portable features allows your staff and volunteers to generate income away from the shop. Say, at pop-up shops, car boot sales, or events. This is great for Gift Aid, meaning you never have to miss out on an opportunity to get all that value you need.
Boost your shop’s performance
We all know how essential reports are to a business. They offer valuable insights into customer behaviour, sales, and allow us to make important real-time decisions to improve performance. But many EPoS systems that aren’t portable require your staff to be on site or at the head office in order to access them, which is limiting.
To maximise profits, it’s crucial your staff have constant access to the data that helps them make the right decisions. An EPoS that provides your staff with portable features allows them to check this essential information on the go. This can be made even better if the information you have access to is customisable, meaning you only see what’s relevant to your role.
Improve customer experience
So how can an EPoS with portable features help create a better customer experience? They can speed up transactions. No one enjoys being held up in a queue – it can dampen an otherwise enjoyable shopping experience. Portability prevents long wait times by allowing your staff to complete important tasks, such as signing up donors from Gift Aid, away from the till.
At Nisyst, we’re aware of how important a flexible, portable EPoS system is to charities. So we’re excited to announce that we’ll be launching CHARiot Web at the Charity Retail Association Conference on the 9th and 10th of September. CHARiot Web has all the features you need with increased portability and accessibility. Making money for your cause has never been easier.
Ready to maximise your charity shop’s income? Come by our stand at the CRA Conference – we’d love to answer any questions. Or get in touch with us now on 01204 706 000.