Tip Jars & taking money

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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/07 10:48:15 (permalink)
I have no problem "begging for some spare change" although I don't see it as "begging".  When customers are happy with the food and service they are showing their appreciation.  It all adds up quite nicely at the end of the day.  After all, you are there to make money, right?
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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/07 13:01:31 (permalink)
I don't really see it as begging for money, Most hot dog vendors are a character. People get a show of sorts if you will, tip, to me is like payment for that entertainment while you wait  
I want to accept credit cards cause less and less people are carrying cash these days, we are entering the digital age and I think given time hard currency will become obsolete. But I am afraid it will just slow things down a lot. I see myself having to bring on someone just to accept payments so I can keep the line moving 
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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/07 14:08:26 (permalink)
Tip jar pays for a lot of "entertainment" or other fun stuff.
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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/07 23:33:38 (permalink)
Geez I wish I had that problem of worrying about keeping the line moving. What a wonderful worry.
Reminds me of a friend who once was worrying about another friend owing the IRS over $75,000. Man how I'd like to have that worry. Anybody have an idea of what you'd have to gross to owe $75,000 in taxes. I think everyone should have this problem. Man most people I know would be extremely happy with that worry. 
They wouldn't have to smoke all of that crap they have to smoke to keep on keeping on.
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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/08 06:00:07 (permalink)
I would think it would be in the millions to owe 75K. brickboo you live in C.O. that stuff they smoke to keep keepin on is legal now, I thought about moving out there  to sell Cannabis infused hot dogs, Keep a smile on everyones face 
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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/08 09:33:34 (permalink)
my mark-up gives me the profit i want...i will take tips but i dont use a tip jar, to me its tacky
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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/08 10:14:35 (permalink)
I have a tip jar but more often than not they just tell me to keep the change.
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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/09 12:41:39 (permalink)
I have been using square and an iPad on the carts for almost 2 months now.  If you can get over the fact that square has practically no customer service (it's all done via email)  it is great and cheap.  CC processing is 2.75%...that's it.  The POS system that comes with square is simple and fast!  It is way faster than my older CC machine.  We currently do between 50-70% CC sales.  If you are against taking cards, you might want to rethink that.  Also, tip jars?  Best thing in the world.  You are in the hospitality business and people do enjoy rewarding good service.
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Re:Tip Jars & taking money 2013/06/09 13:17:21 (permalink)
biker jim

I have been using square and an iPad on the carts for almost 2 months now.  If you can get over the fact that square has practically no customer service (it's all done via email)  it is great and cheap.  CC processing is 2.75%...that's it.  The POS system that comes with square is simple and fast!  It is way faster than my older CC machine.  We currently do between 50-70% CC sales.  If you are against taking cards, you might want to rethink that.  Also, tip jars?  Best thing in the world.  You are in the hospitality business and people do enjoy rewarding good service.

I see a lot of people recommend Squar, but when I looked at the reviews I had to go with flagship merchant. if you look at the link and see the side by side comparison, it is clear why 
h t t p:/ / iphone- card- reader- review. toptenreviews. com/
(no spaces but there are the dashes)
post edited by HotDogMafia - 2013/06/09 13:21:12
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Re:Tip Jars & taking mony 2013/06/09 16:41:55 (permalink)
50-70% are credit cards? Wow that is a lot...not sure what to make of that i certainly wouldnt want up to 70% of my sales leaving a paper trail....
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Re:Tip Jars & taking mony 2013/06/26 12:10:35 (permalink)
Got to have a tip jar. Like Biker Jim said, people like to reward good service. I have had days where I forgot the Jar and customers were upset that I didn't have one! You can get a good amount of tips in a week and that money adds up.

I run square off of an iPad with the iPad locked to the table. I like the register system that square has. easy to use, good way to keep track of sales and at the end of the day you can email a summary that breaks down how many of each item was sold, tax, tips. Makes doing books pretty easy.
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