Category: News

14th August, 2015

MAKING THE MOST OF DONATIONS: TOP TIPS FOR MAKING MORE MONEY FOR YOUR CHARITY

With charity shops recently becoming more popular than ever, it’s not surprising that a lot more people are beginning to realise that it’s a brilliant way to increase donations and raise awareness for their charity. However, charity shop owners are constantly thinking about different ways that they can raise the...

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12th August, 2015

WE’VE BEEN SHORTLISTED IN THE DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS 2015

We’re delighted to announce we have been named as a finalist in the Software Innovation of the Year category for the Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2015 for our innovative and unique Full Scan Mode (FSM) software incorporated in our CHARiot system. We developed Full Scan Mode (FSM) for CHARiot following feedback...

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10th August, 2015

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO OPENING A CHARITY SHOP (PART 1)

Note: You can check out part 2 of our guide to opening a charity shop right here. Opening a charity shop is a great idea for any charity as they’re an effective way to increase awareness and donations. Setting up your own isn’t an easy job though and can be even...

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30th July, 2015

ISO ACCREDITATION: CERTIFICATION FOR CONFIDENCE

When you’re looking for a supplier of any kind, how do you make an informed decision between one company and another? Chances are that several companies will claim to have comparable products along with similar levels of customer service and technical support, which can make it hard to know which...

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24th July, 2015

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM LEGACY FUNDRAISING

Legacy fundraising is a brilliant way for charities to increase their donations and is a major source of income for many non-profits. It is the donations that people leave in their wills and more people are doing it every year. In the UK alone, £2.044 billion is raised each year...

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17th July, 2015

SUCCESSFUL STORES: TOP TIPS ON CREATING A WINNING STORE LAYOUT

All retail shops are designed in a specific way that helps to increase profits and prevent stock loss. Making money is the most important factor for a shop, so the store layout must be planned in a way that makes customers want to come in and spend money – something...

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10th July, 2015

THE LOWDOWN ON GIFT AID

The regular charity donators among you may have heard of this fantastic initiative that has been in place for quite a while now. Gift Aid is a great way to give a little bit more to a charity without paying anything more. Sounds too good to be true, right? How...

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3rd July, 2015

4 REASONS CHARITIES NEED TO BE USING MOBILE

Retail shops need to stay up to date with the latest technologies to innovate, and charity shops are no different. Mobile offers a whole new way to connect with people, but most charity retail shops are slow to take advantage of this. Most people in the UK have a mobile,...

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24th June, 2015

DIGITAL CHARITY: HOW CHARITY RETAIL STORES ARE BENEFITING FROM A DIGITAL WORLD

Retail has evolved over the years due to the introduction of digital inputs – something that has become a central part of the everyday shopping experience. This hasn’t be something that has escaped the notice of charity retail shops, and slowly they are beginning to embrace the online world.  Do...

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8th June, 2015

ORGANISING YOUR SHOP

Some people love to shop; it’s their natural state. They adore spending hours casually making their way down the main street, diving into small side shops and wading through the crowds to get to the high street stores. This particular species of human being loves to wade through a clothes...

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