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Tap, Pay, Repeat: iZettle Repeat Payments as a Fundraising Tool

Make a change by taking cashless donations.

You could be a London street musician, a market trader or a charity fundraiser – Whatever the reason you need to take mobile payments as a cash alternative, did you know you can use iZettle to take repeat payments?

This feature is particularly useful when taking payments for donations. If you’re looking for a way to take repeat payments for the same amount, for example a set donation amount of £5 at an event, then with iZettle Repeat Payments you can do just that.

This easy to use and speedy tool enables your donors to just tap their card on your iZettle Reader and the pre-programmed amount will come out of their account.

The great thing about this is you take quick and easy repeat payments, without the need to enter the amount each time, and people can make their donation using contactless cards, wearable tech or chip & pin. A fantastic answer to the trend in our society going cashless.

If you have an iZettle Reader and the iOS app, then you’ll be able to activate and use the repeat function. To do this:

  • Ensure that your smartphone or tablet has the latest version of the iZettle iOS app as well as the latest iZettle Reader software.
  • Open the app and go to ‘Settings’.
  • Go to ‘Payment Settings’
  • Choose ‘Card’
  • Add the ‘Product’ you would like to accept payment for into your shopping basket – If you are a charity then this might be a ‘donation’ or you could insert a specific amount.
  • Choose ‘Repeat Pay’ to be your payment method
  • You’re ready to go!

Once you are at this stage, your donor (or audience, if you’re that London street performer we spoke about earlier) can just tap their card or insert it into the reader and pay the pre-specified amount. Once their payment has gone through, your card reader will become instantly ready to take the next payment. Perfect for when you have a large amount of people wanting to pay, perhaps at a charity event or fundraiser where attendees are likely to want to make a donation.

Don’t forget to make sure you have a charger or power bank to keep your device from running out of battery. If you’re using a smartphone you might also want to set it to ‘Do Not Disturb’ to avoid any interruptions whilst taking payments. The last thing you want is your mum calling for a catch up when you’re in the midst of taking donations on a busy London street!

We think this is a great tool to boost fundraising and take repeat donations, especially when people seem to carry cash less and pay more often using cards.

For more information on iZettle, head to their website https://www.izettle.com/gb