Category: News

6th January, 2022

3 ways your charity can start the year strong

2022 is finally here. We don’t know about you, but we’re excited to see what it brings for the charity retail sector. While 2021 saw the industry attempting to find its feet in the new normal, we’re hopeful 2022 will bring with it more consistency and progress for the retail sector. But how...

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23rd December, 2021

3 reasons to prioritise your charity’s digital transformation in 2022

It’s difficult to imagine the charity retail sector before technology. But while we’ve certainly made a lot of progress, there’s still a lot further for the industry to go. 60% of charities now have a digital strategy – up from 49% in 2020. That’s great news. Yet the sector still only rates...

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20th December, 2021

Wirral Hospice puts CHARiot at the heart of retail strategy

Wirral Hospice St John’s invested in an EPoS system to enhance its collection of Gift Aid and introduce a new range of gift items to all of its shops. The charity installed the CHARiot system in a phased roll out across all six of its shops, plus the gift shop at...

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20th December, 2021

St. Luke’s takes CHARiot to increased revenues

St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire increased its revenue from the sale of donated goods by £10,000 in the first five months.   The hospice installed Nisyst’s CHARiot EPoS system into its nine charity shops plus its hospice shop to automatically collect Gift Aid and drive revenues on all donated goods....

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20th December, 2021

Nisyst provides purr-fect solution for cats protection

Animal charity, Cats Protection, rolled out Nisyst’s ‘CHARiot’ charity sector EPoS system to all 72 of its shops. Headquartered in Sussex, the charity had never previously collected Gift Aid on donated items and wanted to introduce a simple to operate EPoS system that would help increase revenues through Gift Aid and...

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16th December, 2021

4 charity retail predictions for 2022

It’s been a tumultuous year for the charity sector, filled with equal parts optimism and uncertainty. But we’re finally out the other side and it’s time to start looking forward to 2022. You might be wondering what to expect from the coming year. So today, we thought we’d share our charity...

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9th December, 2021

3 ways to maximise festive footfall and Christmas shopping

‘Tis the season where everyone’s feeling more generous. People are starting to slow down and reflect, and will be in the mood to give back and support a valuable cause. There’s nothing like a little festive cheer for boosting your shops’ donations and revenue. It’s also a brilliant time of year...

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25th November, 2021

Does your charity embrace change?

Something we can always count on in life is change. While planning for the future is a useful exercise to help shape your charity’s decision-making, strict plans are asking to be ruined. The charity sector is constantly changing. We’ve all seen what a sudden shift can look like and how...

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18th November, 2021

3 top tips to future-proof your charity

After two years of thinking about short-term survival, we think it’s time charities starts looking ahead. To plan for the future and think about where you’d like to be in five, ten, or twenty years’ time.   You want your charity to be around for a long time. But if...

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11th November, 2021

Are these 3 common retail challenges slowing your charity down?

In the first half of 2021, we saw a net decline of over 5,000 shops across the UK as all retailers felt the impacts of pandemic restrictions – charity shops included. But while this might not be as bad as 2020, the next year or so will continue to be touch and...

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