We are a nonprofit theater that uses Square Register for our box office and concessions sales. We would love to give our customers the option to donate to our nonprofit through a question at the end of the transaction, very similar to how tipping works. It's better than asking all cashiers to ask every customer directly if they'd like to donate, and could give the customer the option to maybe round up to the nearest dollar or donate larger amounts very simply. I'm sure this would be an option that many other companies could use - even if you're not nonprofit, you could support a nonprofit with something like this.
A similar approach could be for us to set up donations as a sales item, and that this feature would be a feature that allows you to ask the customer if they'd like to also purchase X in addition to what they just bought, where X could be ANY item you'd like to try to place extra effort on selling.
Anyone else think these would be great options to have in the Square Register software?
Posted 06-09-2018 02:48:05 PM
Yes! This would be ideal. I'd like to set up a fund to help low-income patients and would simply like to be able to have an option when customers sign, like a tip feature, that allows them to add a variable amount to their payment that could go towards the fund. It would need to be easily accounted for and attributed at the end of the month. Please please!
Yes-as an owner-operator, I would like to feature various non-profits as a tip 'alternative' (preferably something that can be toggled based on whether an employee is working). In addition, a way to 'hover' over the organization with link to site, or a brief explanation of what its goals are. Is that something that could be direct linked as well? That is, the tip goes straight to the listed non-profit.
Thanks for voicing your thoughts on this @Littoral
While I don't have anything new to report around this, hopefully we can get this prioritized in the future since it seems to be garnering more and more interest among sellers.
Yes, as a nonprofit, we would love to see the ability for a customer at a business to be able to donate to us, if given the opportunity at checkout/paying the bill. I already have a merchant who is asking to do that very thing.