Orbital Charity Dynamics has updated its Empower software, giving several national charities greater control over orders of charity fundraising materials, retail products and publications. The improvements to the online portal used to organise orders from – and deliveries to – charity stores, salespeople or area organisers are designed to help cut down on wasted stock and save time and resources through improved efficiency.
Exclusive to Orbital Charity Dynamics clients, Empower is supporting Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Children’s Society in their orders and deliveries to retail and supporter branches, while national mental health charity Mind uses it to control distribution of all information publications to their networks and charity shops. It also allows the National Autistic Society to order items for delivery to any of its customers with a weekly upload of supporter data.
Empower V3 ensures that only personnel authorised by head office are able to access the order system while the software can also be used to define which products can be ordered by each individual as well as setting limits on budget, frequency and quantity of orders.
Products ordered through Empower V3 are despatched via Orbital’s Rushden fulfilment warehouse using any nominated carrier for delivery to home and business addresses.
Simon Long, Project Manager for Orbital Charity Dynamics, said: “Our software has always taken away the headache of getting goods to fundraisers and charity shops across the UK. In our experience, charities are grateful to be able to concentrate on what they do best – engaging supporters, rather than dealing with logistics. We’re proud to have addressed the additional needs of our charity partners in this upgrade.”
“We’re already working on V4 and all our clients who use this software can look forward to some exciting upgrades in 2014 including the ability to use Collect+ so charities can send, return and collect parcels using the local corner shop.”
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