Thyngs brings Cashless Apple Pay Donations to UK Charities

Thyngs brings Cashless Apple Pay Donations to UK Charities

  • Technology transforms existing collection boxes into cashless donation points
  • Allows any charity to accept Apple Pay without specialist knowledge or support
  • Offers the ease and speed of contactless payments without the expense
  • Leading regional cancer charity among the first to benefit

Thyngs, a mobile technology platform, today announced the integration of Apple Pay into its suite of cashless donation solutions, enabling any UK charity to offer the easy, secure and private payment method to its supporters. The news comes less than a month after the official launch of Apple Pay for Donations with 22 of the UK’s largest charities. Charities using the Thyngs solutions, which transforms passive objects like collection tins into cashless donation points, will now be able to accept Apple Pay without the need for specialist knowledge or support.

Announcing the news, Thyngs chief executive Neil Garner said, “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.”

The Thyngs suite of charity solutions tranforms physical objects like collection boxes, signage, and shop windows – and even staff and volunteers – into cashless donation points, allowing supporters to tap or scan with a smartphone to donate. Unlike traditional cash donations – and even contactless card payments – they also allow charities to collect Gift Aid declarations and contact details, creating an even more valuable donor relationship. As well as using an Apple Pay digital wallet, supporters can donate using stored credit or debit card details or by scanning a new card.

One of the first charities to benefit from the integration is Norfolk’s cancer charity, Big C, which is launching a full-scale rollout of cashless donations using the Thyngs technology. Supporters visiting Big C 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.

For more information about Thyngs, please visit http://thyngs.net/charity.

A video showing the Thyngs Apple Pay donor experience can be found at https://vimeo.com/210625664 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvdSoWuuG3E