Wow! What an exciting time we are having in Toronto right now! Unless you’ve been living under that proverbial rock, you know that the city where Canadian POS Corporation is headquartered has been celebrating its Major League Baseball team’s return to the postseason for the first time in 22 years. Yes, the Toronto Blue Jays are not only playoff-bound, but they are American League East Division Champions!
Canadian baseball fans haven’t experienced this type of joy since the team captured back-to-back World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993. And, although it may seem like “just yesterday” for older die-hard fans, it truly has been a long time since the Blue Jays have been this good. The last time the Jays were such strong contenders, things were a lot different. For example, the Rogers Centre – home of the Toronto Blue Jays – was called the SkyDome.
As well, patrons of the SkyDome were required to make all of their purchases at the concession stands with cash. Today, it’s still not uncommon for visitors of the Rogers Centre to pull out cash in order to buy their hot dogs, popcorn, pizza and beer. But they don’t have to! No, the 2015 version of the Rogers Centre allows its customers to use their credit cards and debit cards to pay for their purchases.
One of Canadian POS Corporation’s colleagues experienced this first hand this season. “I’ve always love the Blue Jays,” the excited fan told us, “So I’ve always gone to a lot of games. I’ve always carried cash on me knowing that I’d end up buying those insanely overpriced snacks. But, this year, it’s been very noticeable that all of the concessions allow you to pay with your card. I love it. I don’t worry about bringing cash to Jays games anymore!”
Here’s hoping that our hometown Blue Jays experience a long playoff run. We are certainly hoping that they will go all the way and bring a World Series championship back to Toronto. But, we’re also happy to know that this run has brought a lot more fans back to the Rogers Centre to watch games. And we’re really happy that those fans are getting to experience what it’s like to pay for their snacks using plastic.
“It’s just easier and more convenient,” said our colleague, “With how expensive everything is, you never know when you’re going to run out of cash. When you get to use your cards, you can make your purchases worry-free and just enjoy the game. Plus, I find that the transactions are quicker. The employees don’t have to handle any cash and give you any change. I’m glad they’ve implemented this change at the dome.”
Are you providing this same convenience to your customers? Canada is quickly becoming a “cashless society”. And while there will always be a need for cash, its requirement is diminishing. Allowing your customers to pay for their purchases using their credit cards and debit cards makes everyone’s lives easier. Discover the benefits for yourself!