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Thyngs adds Apple Pay to make almost any object a cashless donation tool

Thyngs adds Apple Pay to make almost any object a cashless donation tool

technology platform Thyngs has added Pay to its cashless donation solutions, enabling charities to offer the easy, secure and private method to its supporters.

Charities which use the Thyngs platform can transform passive objects like collection tins into cashless donation points, which can now accept Apple Pay.

The integration with Thyngs comes less than a month after the official launch of Apple Pay for Donations with 22 of the UK’s largest charities. 

Cashless donation points

Thyngs’ suite of charity solutions can transform the physical objects like collecting tins, signs and shop windows into cashless donation points. Supporters simply need to tap or scan them with a smartphone to donate.

Indeed, given that it all works through small stickers, even staff and volunteers can become donation points!

The giving process also includes the facility to collect Gift Aid declarations and contact details.

As well as using an Apple Pay wallet, supporters can donate using stored credit or debit card details or by scanning a new card.

Thyngs chief executive Neil Garner explained:

“We are delighted to be able to offer Apple Pay as a payment option so soon after Apple’s own announcement. Along with our existing relationships with Worldpay and Stripe, and our plans for Android Pay, this will allow us to continue bringing the ease and speed of contactless payments to cashless donations.”

He added:

“For many but the largest charities, Apple Pay is costly to implement and limited to online donations. With Thyngs, any charity can quickly and easily accept Apple Pay donations via existing collection boxes simply by applying our low-cost interactive stickers.”

Big C

Norfolk cancer charity Big C has launched a full roll-out of cashless donations using the Thyngs technology. People visiting the charity’s shops will be able to donate via Apple Pay or credit/debit card by tapping or scanning in-store cash tins or tech-enabled window posters with their smartphone, even when the shop is closed.

 

 

 

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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