In our last blog, we reminded you that Canadian consumers are all about the plastic! They love using their credit cards to pay for their purchases because they’re aware of the many benefits that come with credit card use. But do you? Are you allowing your customers to use their credit cards in your store?
If not, you may need some reminders as to why you should. Here are three:
1. Credit cards make the checkout process quick and easy.
These days, there is no longer a reason to count the correct amount of cash or fumble for loose change. The quick and easy insert and punch-in-your-PIN-code routine makes the act of shopping a breeze. CreditCardsCanada.ca points out that certain credit cards have made the process even easier by offering contactless payment options.
“Contactless payment makes paying for goods and services easier than ever,” reports the website, “With MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave, making small purchases is as easy as tapping your credit card. This makes last minute trips to the supermarket for bread, eggs and milk a lot easier.”
2. Credit cards lessen the risk of loss or theft of money.
We’ve likely all had that experience of checking our back pockets for those bills we were certain we had put in there – and coming up with nothing. Losing cash or – even worse – having it stolen is a horrible feeling. Not only does it make us fear for our safety when we carry around too much cash on our persons, but the fact is that lost cash can’t be replaced. Credit cards, on the other hand, give consumers the peace of mind in knowing that if they are lost or stolen, they can be replaced – meaning that no money was lost at all!
“If you lose your wallet or get robbed, the cash you were carrying is almost certainly irretrievable,” reminds Virginia C. McGuire on NerdWallet.com, “If thieves go on a spending spree with your credit cards, however, you generally won’t be held responsible for fraudulent purchases. It may take some time to sort out the resulting mess, but you won’t actually lose any of your money.”
3. Credit cards are so much easier to carry around.
Remember the days when wallets were big and bulky nuisances that you had to find room in your back pockets and purses for? They’re gone. Or, at least, they can be if you want them to be. Modern day shoppers don’t generally carry big and bulky wallets anymore. And that’s because they don’t need to. Credit cards – light, thin pieces of rectangular plastic – don’t take up much space and are practically weightless!
“Money is heavy,” reminds CreditCardsCanada.ca, “Have you ever tried carrying a wallet full of cash and coins? It’s not a pretty sight! Not only are credit cards lighter, they’re safer, too. When you’re walking the streets alone at night, what do you feel safer with, a wad of cash or credit cards?”
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