One of our colleagues recently regaled us with a story that we felt encouraged to share in our blog. He had recently moved and decided to steam clean the carpets of his new home. Upon visiting a local department store, he encountered a kiosk-type of display that offered carpet cleaner rentals. Instead of dealing with a store associate or sales representative, he simply needed to punch in a few details on a touch screen.
Once this process was complete, our colleague swiped his credit card in the provided terminal and the kiosk released a carpet cleaning machine for his use. “It was incredibly convenient,” he reported, “It only took a few minutes, and I was on my way with the cleaner. It’s a really good thing that I had my credit card with me. Obviously, I wouldn’t have been able to make the rental with cash.”
Our colleague points out yet another sparkling example of how important it is for merchants to accept credit cards. They make paying for purchases so easy, that you don’t even have to have an employee working for you in order for them to be accepted. This increases revenue as it gives people the option to make purchases from you even when your store is closed. Carpet cleaner rentals are only one example.
“Parking in downtown Toronto has actually become easier,” reported another friend of Canadian POS Corporation, “As hard as it is to find a spot, it’s almost harder to always have enough change to fill a parking metre for the amount of time you need it for. I’m so glad they have those machines that let you use your credit card. You just punch in how much time you need, and you’re good.”
Our friend highlights just how convenient credit card usage makes the lives of the average person. We all have different needs at different times, but your business can’t be open 24/7 (well, not all businesses anyway) to meet those needs. If you accept credit cards at your place of business, you open it up to the possibility of incorporating automated machines that can accept the cards for you.
“It’s a whole other revenue stream,” commented our first colleague, “It got me thinking about just how much more money we’d be able to make if we all had these machines. Having a credit card makes it easy, so business owners should know that by accepting credit cards, they’re making it easy for people to buy from them. And, at the end of the day, that’s what all business owners want, right?”
Perhaps your business isn’t the type that can benefit from such a credit card-accepting automated machine. Nevertheless, the point remains that accepting credit cards does help for you to make the lives of your customers that much easier. They are convenient ways to pay for purchases that often encourage additional spending. Not having to worry about carrying cash around is a great incentive for customers to visit your store.
Call Canadian POS Corporation to get set up with a brand new POS terminal within three days. Whether you already accept credit cards and would like an upgrade or you would like to begin accepting plastic for the first time, you’ll greatly benefit from making the call. We offer only top-notch machines while providing incomparable customer service. All at the most affordable rates in our industry too! Dial 1-877-748-2884.