Canada is a sports-crazed country. And can you blame us? With the number of tournament championships that our country has accumulated in the sport of hockey over the years, it’s hard not to inhabit a nation of super fans. Of course, it needs to be said that hockey is certainly not the only sport we enjoy. Although with the current NHL Playoffs taking place, it would be hard to convince many of that!
Well into its second round, the playoffs are still seeing the likes of the Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens duke it out in their respective series. In the City of Toronto – where Canadian POS Corporation is headquartered – we’re not much in the mood to discuss the playoffs. Our Toronto Maple Leafs failed to make it to the postseason this year. And our Toronto Raptors were quickly eliminated from the NBA Playoffs early last week.
Of course, we still have our Toronto Blue Jays who are off to a new season of Major League Baseball. And like the rest of Canada, we know that there are sports available for us to watch all year long. So what does this have to do with POS terminals? The title of today’s blog may have you scratching your heads. And, if so, consider this question: Where do sports fans like to watch their favourite sports?
If it’s not live at the stadiums or arenas, it’s likely to be at sports bars. From our experience – as both top-of-the-line POS terminal providers and sports fans – we know that when sports fans are able to make payments with their credit cards and debit cards, they better enjoy their time! Think about it. People were once generally used to paying for their drinks and food with cash at concession stands. That means that they would have to ensure that they carried cash on them to the games.
Today, the ability to pay with plastic makes it so that no one is forced to count their cash, fumble for loose change or worry about losing their money at all. In fact, some arenas are using wireless terminals to offer their fans easy and convenient ways to pay for their purchases. A friend of Canadian POS Corporation was at last night’s Toronto Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre. She excitedly informed of us of her experience.
“In my section, they had in-seat service,” she explained, “Servers came to our seats to take food and drink orders and they each carried wireless terminals with them. It was the first time I had sat in this section, so I was pretty surprised and impressed. Not having to get out of my seat to get my food was great because I didn’t miss any of the game. But getting to pay with my credit card was awesome. Now I don’t have to worry about bringing cash every time I go to the dome.”
The same can be said, of course, for sports bars and restaurants that display sporting events on their television screens. Restaurants are widely known for accepting credit cards and debit cards with wireless terminals. And when games are on, people would much rather be focused on their favourite teams than worry about whether or not they have enough cash to cover their meals. Paying with plastic just makes the experience all the more fun!
Do you offer your customers the convenience of allowing them to pay with plastic? As mentioned, at Canadian POS Corporation, we offer top-of-the-line POS terminals. Whether you prefer Countertop terminals or Wireless terminals, we have exactly what you need to make the experiences of your customers that much more enjoyable. For more information on how to get yours, give us a call at 1-877-748-2884 today!