IPad-based kiosk offers quick payments for NPOs and SMBs
Easy Payment Kiosk is promoting its iPad-based kiosks to charities, schools, fundraisers and small businesses. Non-profit organizations that have installed its kiosks at their own premises or in locations such as offices or community buildings have reported a 20-percent increase in donations, the Salt Lake City-based company said.
Easy Payment Kiosk kiosks use a consumer-facing iPad-driven payment system. To deploy the technology, a kiosk operator needs to log into the Apple App Store on the iPad, then download the free "Easy Payment Kiosk" app. They next have to create an account and select customized hardware options based on the pre-chosen kiosk mounting solution. Finally, they have to create a unique "call to action" display for the lefthand side of the screen.
The company's kiosks collect names and email addresses of donors, and can immediately email tax receipts to donors, according to its website. Non-profits receive real-time updates so they can immediately see what types of events are generating more payments, and the times of day when people use their kiosks.
According to Easy Payment Kiosk, its case and mounting solutions offer protection from theft, damage or unwanted Internet browsing. "The secure device never stores credit card information and uses the highest level of SSL encryption to ensure ultimate protection for our users," the company said in a news release. "Small fundraising groups now have a perfect way to take credit card payments."