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Azurri implements Gift Aid in Salvation Army shops

Azurri implements Gift Aid in Salvation Army shops

Salvation Army Company Ltd has selected retail company Azurri to implement in its nationwide chain of charity shops. The roll-out has already begun following a successful two month trail in two shops. It has generated more than £100,000 already.

Azurri is rolling out its Gift Aid system on Toshiba POS, including a touchscreen terminal, within 135 of the Salvation Army shops over an eight week period.

The system simplifies the Gift Aid process, including inputting donor names and addresses; capturing Gift Aid and sales data; providing sales reports and preparing completed donor letters and Gift Aid documentation automatically for submission to HM Revenue and Customs.

Beverley Phillips, Finance Director at the trading company, said: "The fact that Azurri handle all of the Gift Aid administration enabled us to implement the system quickly and launch Gift Aid with our customer loyalty scheme, with no additional resource requirement or disruption to our current operations".

It has also removed the need for Area Managers to call in to collate information. Shop staff have required "only a few minutes to become confident in the sales process" according to SATCoL.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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