Mandatory Charity Collection for Retail Businesses?
I was at a store the other day and the credit card machine gave me an option to donate to a charity for ALS. Why isn't this option available at every retail counter? I'm the type of person that will never seek out a charity, but I will donate nearly 100% of the time I am asked. I would imagine that many people are of a like mindset, and because of that charities are missing out a considerable amount of potential donations.
I'm in sales, and the most crucial step in making a sale is also the simplest. Ask for it. Many people will not offer their business to you even if they're sold on your product/service, so you have to ask for it. I believe this to be equally true with charity, more people would donate if more people were asked. Seems obvious, way too obvious for me to be the first to figure it out, so why isn't it a more common sight at retail counters?
What would you think about this being a mandatory practice for retail businesses? How significant of an impact do you think it would have, if any
edit: The word "ask" was poorly used on my part here. I only phrased it like that for the purpose of the sales analogy I was using. In this case it would most definitely have to be a passive form of collection. Meaning just a container available for people to drop money in or the option to add a dollar on credit card machines. I'm not suggesting a clerk literally has to ask every person, that would be sheer insanity.