Shopping can sometimes be a frustrating process. You go to the fast-check-out aisle. The one with ‘5 items or less’. But today that’s where they put their slowest cashier. Or maybe you opt for self-checkout, and you wind up having to wait for assistance anyway. But what if it’s your business, and it’s customers feeling the pain of slow service? Luckily, there’s a simple way to solve it.
Serving customers in Cincinnati by credit card is quicker on several levels. And this applies whether you deal in good or services, so let’s look at some examples:
- The actual process is faster, because clients don’t have to count money, which has to be re-counted by cashiers. Then the cashier counts change, which the customer re-counts. And that’s all assuming that there are no disagreements about the amounts and that the customer has enough cash on them to pay.
- Swiping a card takes less than a second.
- If customers are paying by check, you may have to verify their ID. With credit cards, verification is done electronically, and is often an instant process.
- Credit cards give customers more ‘spending cash,’ so they won’t start removing things from their list or basket to lower their bill.
But credit card payments aren’t even mainly about speed. They ease the purchase experience too, both for customers and businesses.
Ease of doing business
Starting a loyalty program is a simple way to turn impulse buyers into regular customers. And if that loyalty card is linked to a credit card, then the customer will never have to worry about losing or forgetting their loyalty card again.
And because your records will be automated when you accept credit cards, this can help you look at buying trends and control inventory. All this helps you improve your sales.
Accepting credit cards also gives you access to a key business demographic – consumers, anywhere in the world, who want to buy from you online. With credit cards, you can run an online store and deliver their goods or services to their doorstep. This is a whole lot harder to pull off when you’re trading in cash and checks.
Credit cards make your business more efficient, so it’ll have customers singing your praises, which improves word-of-mouth. And with increased sales volumes, you’ll be singing some happy songs as well!
For more information on how credit card processing means faster, easier sales for your Cincinnati business, or to sign up for a merchant account, please call (888) 924-2743 or go to Charge.com.