It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
"I think a lot of people have probably not even noticed the change, because, on average, our transactions are 70% card anyway."
Here in Cornwall, many of us will be used to fishing around in pockets at various shops and cafes that only take cash and don't use card at all.
So, why is Emily's changing it up?
Emily said: "The most important thing to us here is that when you walk through the door, you have the best experience possible."
"We have found that when you are stuck at the till trying to find change and you're worrying about those new bills popping out of the till because they're so springy. It just kind of interferes and sometimes you're having a conversation and it stops because now you have to handle the money."
"We have found that if we can streamline it and get rid of all the fluff, it makes it a more genuine experience. "If we only get three minutes with someone a day, we want to make it the best three minutes of their day!"
I don't know them but my gut tells me it's just easier not doing cash so it ain't some altruistic reason, just convenience.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
You can take my cash from my cold dead hands.
A tidal wave starts as a tiny little ripple in the ocean
originally posted by: johnb
If i offer to pay by cash as i don't have plastic or a smartphone - are they not legally obliged to take my 'legal tender' ?
originally posted by: DISRAELI
Someone would be entitled to say, "I've offered you the cash, so you can't say i still owe the money".