Who knew, after 25 years of running an honest sincere company, I would get involved in monkey business, and be proud of it :).On April 18th 2015, cash and credit card donations started pouring into our donation kiosk at the Houston Zoo’s Ape habitat.This kiosk is different from ones we have built in the last 10 years. It does not have a touch screen, but rather the old style lighted push buttons for visitors to select their cause (Gorillas or Chimpanzees) and then pay by credit or cash.The kiosk
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.”