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ARTS to Launch Work Team for Charity Standard

SAN FRANCISCO — The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), a division of the National Retail Federation, will launch a formal work team for the development of a technical standard for charitable giving at the ARTS quarterly meeting Feb. 4 here.

The POS Charity standard would enable all checkout systems and transaction terminals to uniformly accept donations for specific charitable causes without the participation of a cashier, thereby expediting checkout and creating a more comfortable environment for charitable giving.  

The idea for the standard was initially proposed by Greg Buzek, president of IHL Consulting, Franklin, Tenn., and head of RetailROI (the Retail Orphan Initiative) at RetailROI’s Super Saturday event in New York on Jan. 12.

Read more: POS Standard Proposed for Charitable Giving

David Dorf, senior director of technology strategy for Oracle Retail and an ARTS board member, will serve as the chairman of the work team. The work team is open to ARTS members and non-members, though the later would have to agree in writing to accept ARTS’  IP policy and development process. 

Those interested should contact Dorf at [email protected] or Tom Litchford, NRF’s vice president of retail technologies, at [email protected].

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