Cancer Research UK Head of Retail Operations, Sue Azzopardi, said: “Cancer Research UK has some ambitious fundraising targets to meet in the coming years and our retail chain has a vital part to play in us reaching that goal. By installing the Cybertill system into our 555 shops across the UK, it will enable us to claim Gift Aid and manage our bought in goods and stock more effectively. This is a wonderful opportunity and I know that we can deliver some great results for Cancer Research UK by achieving the very best from the donated stock so generously given by our supporters.”
Cybertill selected PC-based touchscreen terminals from its partner J2 Retail Systems to run at point-of-sale across the Cancer Research UK store estate. The chosen model, the J2 615, is considered one of the best integrated touchscreen solutions available. The J2 615 sets a new standard for price and performance and was the first touchscreen EPoS computer to offer a Solid State Drive (SSD) as standard. Designed to maximise reliability, the J2 615 features convection cooling that requires no fan which, together with the SSD, eliminates all moving parts.
“I am extremely pleased that Cybertill is working with Cancer Research UK,” commented Cybertill’s Chief Executive Ian Tomlinson. “Their research and tender process was extremely rigorous to ensure their expenditure optimised return on investment for the charity. And by using Cybertill’s Gift Aid system that is integrated with the EPoS solution, they hope to deliver an additional £18m in revenue in the first five years of deployment.”
The Gift Aid scheme allows charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. Because of the Gift Aid initiative both national and regional charities have embarked on deploying Gift Aid systems throughout their charity shops, bringing a welcome source of additional revenue. There are strict procedures to follow when reclaiming Gift Aid, which are overseen by HMRC. The whole process of making the claim can be quite labour-intensive and is one of the reasons why many charity retailers turn to automated systems such as Cybertill’s Gift Aid system. Cybertill automates much of this process for charity shops, saving administrative time as well as helping to generate substantial extra revenue.
Project deployment was made easier by the fact that the Cybertill system is cloud-based. All upgrades and data back ups are being centrally managed for the charity by Cybertill. “The project has been particularly exciting in that we deployed our system to 555 stores in just three months. We hope that the Cybertill system will make a real difference to Cancer Research UK and assist them in the excellent work they do,” concludes Tomlinson.
Cybertill and J2 technology is used by a number of charity retailers including British Red Cross. Now with Cancer Research UK deploying the Cybertill charity retail system, nearly one in three charity shops in the UK are signed up to Cybertill solutions.
J2 RETAIL SYSTEMS
J2 Retail Systems is a specialist manufacturer of PC-based touchscreens, LCD touchscreen monitors and point-of-sale hardware to the retail, hospitality and leisure industries. With 100,000 units+ installed worldwide, its clients include thousands of leisure operators, leading-brand retailers and hospitality businesses. Its technology is now seen as the EPoS of choice in the cinema sector.
J2 products represent innovation, reliable performance and one of the lowest costs of EPoS ownership achievable today. The company controls its own design and manufacture and constantly looks for ways to improve the cost and quality of its user experience.
J2’s history has been one of pioneering and market ‘firsts’, including the first EPoS to contain Solid State storage drives as standard. The company now offers clients the widest choice of leading-edge touchscreen technologies available. It recently brought to market the first system to proactively monitor EPoS hardware and automate fault diagnosis and resolution before a till failure occurs.
EPoS and e-commerce supplier, Cybertill, makes its solutions available as a web-based managed service over a virtual private network. The result is a powerful, real-time, cost-effective solution for all retailers. Enabling its clients to exploit multi-channel retailing, it optimises single sales channels or integrates operations across stores, e-commerce and mail order in a flexible and intuitive way.
Cybertill has become the EPoS of choice for retailers of all sizes and in many sectors of non-food retailing, including fashion, footwear and accessory shops. It has removed the barriers of technical complexity, risk and affordability for scores of smaller businesses. At the same time, its power and scalability have resulted in some of the UK’s largest retailers selecting the solution for use in hundreds of stores. The company now supports thousands of store-based users and hundreds of web-based businesses in the UK, Europe and the USA.