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New York Coffee Shops Test Digital Tip Jars

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With customer use of credit and debit card on the rise, digital tip jars could be an effective addition to the traditional tip jar.

Reuters reports some New York City coffee shops have gone digital when it comes to taking customer tips with DipJar, a tip jar that takes credit and debit cards.

Customers merely dip their cards into the slot of the jar-shaped machine to deposit a predetermined tip amount, usually $1. DipJar lets customers know the transaction went through with “an old-fashioned cash-register chime”, but they do not receive a receipt.

Later, workers can split all the tips collected. As of now, proceeds collected by DipJar are not subject to processing fees.

Six coffee shops in New York are testing DipJar, and Starbucks plans to add digital tipping through a mobile payment systems app called, Square.

Check out the original article for more information about DipJar and digital tipping.

Find out what one local business thinks about digital tip jars here.

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About Hanna Russmann

I am a graduate of Simpson College with a degree in Multimedia Journalism.

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