The simple church Kiosk was created in response to a request I received from Pastor Charles Lincoln of Christ Unveiled Ministries to create a simple kiosk script for easy giving. I referred him to many of the solutions already available and he could not find one that was simple and within the Church budget.
The church was paying for a virtual terminal but was having trouble processing the multiple credit card and debit card donations they were receiving on the donation envelopment. Multiple Sundays they had to bring the envelopment back to the donor and explain how the credit card processor would not accept the card. But the problem was not the card but the current system.
With limited volunteers the requests for card donations was quickly overwhelming the staff. Then there was the group of members and visitors that were hesitant about writing their credit card number on the envelope.
So we reviewed the requirements for a simple solution that used their current payment processor and allowed the user to swipe their card, enter the amount to donate to complete the transaction. Another big requirement was that the givers name must be sent to the payment processor so it would be included in their donation records.
The Simple Church Kiosk Script was created as a custom web based script that makes giving easier. After extensive use it has paid for itself ten times over. Plus the church saved about $10000 by not renting expensive kiosk hardware.