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I seldom used carry out before the Pandemic, so is tipping Carry out new.
The Chinese has a tip screen on the Credit Card Terminal.
They have the usual 15, 18, 20 and “Custom”…
I generally hit Custom and left a buck.
I noticed they added a sign… For “No Tip” hit Custom and Zero.
I wonder if they had some complaints.
At another restaurant “No Tip” was offered as an Option.
I think in most cases, it’s just standard software, and that’s why it seems to be popping up in odd places.
I started tipping for carryout during the pandemic shutdown, but normally i don’t.
I was at a concert at Chastain and to get a beer, my tipping choices were 22%, 24%, and 26%! There had to be a no tip option but I couldn’t find it and how long do you want to stand there?
I am over being asked to tip when someone is handing me a drink or I stand in line to order my food and get no table service. It’s just employers shoving more costs to consumers. Just say no.
Many terminal suppliers and all credit card processors ask what type of business it is, because they keep track of chargeback rates and so on. I can imagine any retail location which offers services would have a tip option listed. A local farm to me offers tours and they have a tip button. Whether it is a tip and/or a way for people to give a rating on Yelp helps the business and employees.
I once worked in a service station and would often receive tips for work, even though I told them I was paid well for my job and a tip was not necessary. (in the late 1960’s, that tip for working on a vehicle was $100!) So some people want to reward good service even if not asked for. I see no issue with having a tip option. almost anywhere.
I’m okay leaving a small tip for carry out or counter service but 22%, 24% and 26% being your only choices is ridiculous. Especially if you had to stand in line for a while waiting for an overpriced beer.
I always carry some dollar bills with me. There are places where I pay cash and may not get change enough to tip. Cash also helps when you prefer to charge something but don’t want to dilute the tip by 2.9% or whatever it costs to accept a credit card payment.
Yes, now they are getting tricky and the highest tip choice 25% is on the left since that is where most people think to point to first.