Contactless Giving

As a result of Covid and a general decline in the use of cash over the last decade, fewer people now carry cash with them and those who do, carry less. Churches, who have relied on cash donations at services, events and tourist visits now find themselves needing to adapt if they are to have the right set of tools to maximise the opportunity for people to donate. Most people who attend churches come with a level of expectation that they will make a donation at some point during their visit, but without cash they will often leave without being able to do so. That why a contactless unit can be valuable piece of kit for churches but with a variety of suppliers offering different units, functionality and fees it can be a minefield for churches deciding to install this useful tool in their building.

To help you identify which contactless devices are most sutiable for your church please follow the simple steps below (prices shown were correct at 04 Aug 2022):

Step 1: Is there an internet connection in the church?

An internet connection can be supplied by either a wired/WI-FI broadband router (from a physical telephone line) or by data from a mobile phone provider. Mobile data should be 3G as a minimum. If your church does not have broadband installed and you are unsure about the quality of your mobile phone signal in church please contact Gary Watson who can advise you as to the best way to find this out.

If the answer is "YES" go to Step 2.

If the answer is "NO" go to Step 5.

Step 2: Will the contactless device be permanently available for visitors at all times?

This will help you decide whether you need a secure or portable unit. If you wish to secure a unit to a part of the church building you will need to obtain permissions for this. If the unit will be secured to a mobile counter top, table, etc. then permissions should not be required.

If the answer is "YES" go to Step 3.

If the answer is "NO" go to Step 4.

Step 3: Choose your secured and connected contactless device

The following devices are suitable for churches with an internet connection who want to leave their device on:

CollecTin More & Secure Mount

CollecTin More & Secure Mount

 
Cost - £382.80 inc VAT
 

7" Touch screen & integrated SumUp card reader
 

Accessories available:

  • Security Cable
  • USB Power Cable (for constant use)
  • Spare Battery
  • 500Mb Mobile Data Sim Pack

Payaz Giving Station MK3

Payaz Giving Station MK3

 
Cost - £454.80 inc VAT
 

10" Touch screen & integrated SumUp card reader
 

Accessories available:

  • 500Mb Mobile Data Sim Pack

GWD Midi Donation Station

GWD Midi Donation Station

 
Cost - from £810.00 inc VAT
 

Touch screen with GWD operating system


Accessories available:

  • Data Sim Pack
  • Branded Panels

Step 4: Choose your mobile and connected contactless device

The following devices are suitable for churches with an internet connection where a device will not be left unattended:

Sumup Solo

Sumup Solo

 
Cost - £70.80 inc VAT
 

Touch screen donation and payment device with charger.

Battery can last up to 4 hours. 

Built-in SIM with unlimited data included at no extra cost.

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DIY Tablet & Card Reader

 
Cost - £80-£100 inc VAT

Combines a 7" tablet, stand and a Sumup Air card reader & cradle.

CollecTin More

CollecTin More

 
Cost - £292.80 inc VAT
 

7" Touch screen & integrated Sumup card reader


Accessories available:

  • Spare Battery
  • 500Mb Mobile Data Sim Pack
  • Secure Mount

Step 5: Choose your off-line contactless device

The following devices are suitable for churches with no internet connection at all:

Pay A Charity A920 Plus

Pay A Charity A920 Plus

 
Cost - £143.28 inc VAT (per year)
 

Touch screen hand held or mountable device.
 

Cost breakdown:

  • £118.80 - setup cost at outset
  • Monthly rental of £9.95 + VAT

 

Who to contact

If you have trouble identifying which unit would be most suitable, or have any questions about purchasing, setup or using these devices please contact Gary Watson, Lead Giving and Funding Adviser