Welcome to November. In the retail business world, this month is generally considered the official beginning of the holiday season. As you are undoubtedly aware, the end-of-year holiday rush is about to begin and there will be no better time for your business to build its relationships with customers than now. Needless to say, you will be experiencing more business now than at any other time of the year.
At least, this is the case for most business types. With the holiday season quickly approaching, the time for shoppers to make purchases is beginning. With that said, it can also be argued that there is no better time than now to ensure that you are offering your customers the payment options that will encourage them to spend their money with your business.
Especially considering the fact that people will be spending more money now that at any other time of year, the last thing you want is to miss out because you’re not accepting credit and debit cards. Canada, as you likely know, is quickly becoming a cashless society. Canadians appear to enjoy using plastic to pay for their purchases more than any other nation in the world.
“It makes life easy,” commented one of our colleagues earlier this week, “Paying with credit allows you to buy things you wouldn’t be able to afford if you had to use cash. Besides, who really likes having to carry wads of cash on them anyways? It’s not even safe. I wouldn’t even visit a store during the Christmas shopping season if I knew that they were cash only.”
Customers tend to spend more when they can pay for their purchases on their credit cards. Especially during the holiday season, most people will need extra time to pay off their balances. Imagine not being given the opportunity to have time to pay down a large balance. If you can imagine that, then you would also have to imagine having a lot less customers walk through your doors.
“I know that at my store, accepting credit is necessary,” offered one of our clients, “We sell high-end items, so it’s practically impossible for someone to walk around with that type of cash on them. Some pay with debit, but credit cards give them the flexibility to pay it off over time. I truly can’t imagine going through the Christmas season without my terminal. That would be crazy!”
For your POS terminal, contact Canadian POS Corporation at 1-877-748-2884. We offer top-notch equipment while also providing incomparable customer service. As well, we deliver within three business days and offer the most affordable rates in our industry. So whether you’re looking to upgrade from your current payment provider or accept plastic for the first time, Canadian POS Corporation is your ideal choice.
Although November has only just begun, we’d like to take this time to wish you all a very joyous holiday season. From experience, we know that it will truly be joyous if you give your business the opportunity to reap the benefits that come from the holiday shopping rush. Accept credit and debit cards today and get in on the action that comes with end-of-year holiday shopping.