Yay, gotta love the differing opinions. And no TrentonDog we are in the same business. I don’t sell BBQ, I sell hot dogs and I work off of a hot dog cart just like you. Not a high priced concession trailer (yet) An average sale is anywhere from $6-$10. For me taking cards is an investment. We sell great products, but we try to provide more than the other guy. We also try to make it as easy as we can for people to buy our dogs. Credit card sales account for about 25% of what we do. Would these people pay cash if I didn’t take cards? Probably, no one else around here selling reindeer dogs. But if we make it easier to buy, am I going to sell more? I’ve gotta say yes. And thanks Billy, hope to see you soon, but remember we do “bone” those snakes before we sell em.
I think you’re stretching it a little. We are not in the same business. I don’t sell reindeer dogs, elk dogs, rattlesnake dogs, etc. (my local HD would have a stroke) I don’t have a cream cheese gun, but I do have a cheese pump, does that count? 😀
I sell Sabrett’s in a parking lot, you sell designer sausages on a city street with a lot of foot traffic. Maybe accepting plastic will get you a few impulse buys on the street, but IMHO, you are just paying for your customers convenience. If your cc machine craps out, I doubt you’d lose any sales. I have never had anyone ask if I accepted plastic. It’s just a given that a street cart is going to be a cash transaction, at least it should be. 🙂
Credit cards work for some, but not for others – that’s something we can all agree on!