BCP has interfaced its EPoS software solution to UK registered charity The Pennies Foundation so that retailers who use BCP’s retail software can give their customers the chance to join in and support a number of UK registered charities, including well-known names like Macmillan, Alzheimer’s Society, RNIB and NSPCC.


The Pennies electronic charity box, created by The Pennies Foundation, makes giving to charity easy and affordable for shoppers and by doing this raises additional money for UK registered charities.  It’s a chance for people to give pennies not pounds with a single click.  It’s like the box to collect cash change for charity but it works instead with card payments.  Customers can join in when they purchase their shopping in-store and pay by card knowing their contribution is secure and private.


It works very simply.  Customers are given a choice when paying for their shopping to round up their bill to the nearest pound. They just need to press ‘YES’ on the Chip & Pin machine to donate the small change to charity. The money then goes to The Pennies Foundation which adds the pennies into pounds and gets all of the money raised to UK registered charities, where it will be put to work.


Richard Marshall, BCP Retail Systems Business Development Manager: “This new enhancement to our epos software solution is just another illustration of how BCP’s systems always keep pace with market and technological changes to ensure retailers offer the best service to their customers.”