5 Signs Your Business Should Start Accepting Credit Cards
Credit cards give you access to a whole new realm of delicious income for your business. Here are five signs that you’re ready to start accepting credit cards.
2. YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE TIRED OF WAITING AROUND
Picture the scene: you’ve got a line of tuba enthusiasts out the door. The next guy in line struggles to extract his from the pockets of his tight hipster jeans. You cringe at the glares of the thirty people trying to buy a tuba behind him. Then he says the dreaded words: “Oh, wait, I have exact change,” and he starts digging again.
But the guy after him pays with a credit card, so he’s out of there in thirty seconds, tops.
3. YOU’RE TIRED OF NOT FEELING LIKE A REAL BUSINESS
Perhaps some amateur tuba designers only take cash, but real tuba designers know that their customers want options when it comes to purchasing. Your clients will get to pay however they want to pay, you don’t lose customers who think buying tubas with cash is super sketchy, and everybody wins.
4. YOUR BANK DEPOSITS ARE LOOKING ATTRACTIVE TO RUFFIANS
Maybe your nightly deposit won’t fit in one bag anymore. Maybe you don’t like carrying around a month’s worth of rent in your pockets. Maybe after you get the tubas loaded in the delivery van there isn’t enough room left for a ninja sword to fend off robbers with. Maybe it’s time to start taking credit cards.
5. PEOPLE AREN’T BUYING ENOUGH
Cash is a physical substance, and people don’t want to hand it to some stranger behind a counter, they want to keep it and hoard it like a dragon in a cave. But credit’s easy! Just a quick little swipe of the card and it’s all over. A cash customer might get just the tuba, but a credit customer will buy the tuba, the tuba cleaning kit, the book of tuba tunes, and the lifetime tuba club membership.