Churches now take plastic: Swipe kiosks allow for donations via credit card

By | July 22, 2014

Americans may worship plastic, but, for the most part, they’re not yet willing to worship with plastic.

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It may be somewhat surprising then that the Ocean City Tabernacle, in its 135th season, has become the latest one of a very few area churches to experiment with the kiosk concept, installing two stations in its narthex for the summer season. Use of the devices, which consist of iPads inserted in a frame on a stand, has been underwhelming, with only a handful of people weekly availing themselves of the technology.

“So far I would say it’s not finding its audience,” said Rick Carlson, who is in his first year as CEO of the nondenominational Tabernacle. “Part of the reason is our audience tends to be older and kiosks tend to be used most by younger people who use credit or debit cards for everything. They don’t write checks or carry cash.”

Author: News Editor

Kiosk manufacturer experience since 1993. Engineer for Verizon Bill Pay kiosks while at KIS in Colorado. Extensive device knowledge for printers, scanners, currency, PCI, ADA, touch screen technology, outdoor, biometrics such as fingerprint and IRIS. Runs and manages the current kiosk association, KMA. Works with U.S. Access Board on ADA and accessibility. PCI SSC participating organization. Member of National Retail Federation (NRF) and National Restaurant Association.