How to Round Up Donations for Charity at The Point of Sale

A donation roundup is an easy and increasingly common way to give to charity. The idea behind the donation roundup is a simple one. The point of sale gives the total amount of the bill to the customer. The cashier then asks if the customer wants to round up to the next dollar amount to benefit a given charity. Watch the video below as Tim explains how to round up donations for charity at the point of sale.

Rounding up Donations for Charity at the Point of Sale

Bepoz gives your business the ability to roundup. It requires no additional knowledge on the part of your cashiers because it is as simple as pressing a button. Likewise, customers appreciate helping charities in this manner because it lets them donate without hassle. In fact, studies have shown that more than 60 percent of customers regularly respond positively to donation roundups.

There are three main options when it comes to rounding up for charity:

1. A Primary Charity

You can choose a particular charity to benefit. You can work with one charity throughout the year or change it up on a monthly or quarterly basis.

2. A List of Charities

Let your customers choose which charity they would like to support by offering a variety of options.

3. Your Own Charity

If you operate a thrift store that is run as a charity already, the money that is rounded up will be returned to your own not-for-profit company.

Rounding up to the next dollar is very common in thrift stores, but it can be done anywhere where money is taken. Interestingly, the benefit to doing this is not solely charitable. It can also increase loyalty. Shoppers prefer to patronize companies that give back. By offering a partnership with a charity, you are showing that your business cares.

Do you want to know more about donation round-ups? Contact or call Bepoz to learn about our point-of-sale options for retail, foodservice, and thrift stores.


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Hey, this is Tim with Bepoz Enterprise Point of Sale Systems. In this video, we’re going to talk about donation roundup options. This can be used, and is often used in thrift stores, but could be used by any customer that uses Bepoz. Could be a food service operation, a retail operation. Any operation that uses Bepoz could use this feature.

Rounding Up For Charity

So it is possible now in Bepoz to roundup for charity. This is a common feature that you see at many stores where, when you ring up the sale, the cashier says, would you like to round up for charity. And in Bepoz we can do this. We can ask, do you want to round up for charity. And I can give you a list of charities for you to pick from. Or I could have it always, and in the case of thrift stores, it’s often going directly to the thrift store because the thrift store is a charity. So it could be only to the charity or it could be to a list of charities that you want to pick from.

In this way, we could round up to the next dollar or charity for your organization, and help you improve your donations.

Contact Us

If you’d like to talk to Bepoz about how we could help you with thrift stores, or with donation roundup for charity, or with anything else, we’d love to talk to you. You can call us at the number at the top of the screen, or click the link below.