Holidays4Heroes - Donate by SMS

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by meridian, Nov 23, 2009.

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  1. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    In our run up to Christmas, which will be our second year by the way, we are looking to see what other methods of getting funds in are worth looking at

    In the pipeline is an auction site and a merchandise store (cleverer people than me are looking into those)

    Would you be interested in a facility to donate by Text, it usually works by sending a keyword to a short code, the network then charges you and we get a cut. Due to the nature of the mechanism the cut isn't brilliant but that is countered by the ease of collecting small amount, £1.50 for example.

    So the question is, would you find it easier to send us a quick text message to donate £1.50 or £5 rather than sending by paypal or bank transfer?

    And whilst we are here

  2. Sounds like a fantastic idea and an easy one for people to use, but can you be any more specific about the 'cut'? Is it a percentage of the total or a fixed fee?
  3. Great idea

  4. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Its a fixed fee which depends on the carrier (O2, voda etc)

    The system is a compromise, it costs quite a bit to manage because of the operator fees but the idea is that because it is very quick and simple to do the overall effect is still worth it.

    No need for paypal, no need for online banking, its as simple as sending a text message