Sooo at a recent bagpack, several members of the public came up and said “oh im sorry i havent any change, if only you took contactless…”
I can relate to this, as i very rarely use cash now when i shop, meaning i dont often have a lot of loose change.
Cheap, hand held chip and pin / contactless devices are readily available from around 30 pounds, but im interested in the ethics of it all …
Is it better to receive a payment of 5 pounds, of which only 4.85 actually goes to the Sqn and the rest goes in fees, rather than loose the donation all together?
Do people donating this way need to know that not all of their money is going to its intended cause?
Will people ACTUALLY pay this way or is it an excuse to explain why they cant or wont donate?
If it were used to accept payments for other things, like camps , subs etc, should the Sqn take the hit or should the person paying?
Your thoughts, as always, are most welcome