Do you have change for a $20?
Have you ever wanted to leave a tip, but didn't have the cash, right amount, or time to get change? While many believe that cash will always be king, the reality is that most of us are carrying less and less cash. For those of use who travel frequently and stay in hotels, it's an inconvenience when we want to express our appreciation for good service.
A U.S. Bank survey found that 50 percent of Americans carry cash with them only about half the time. In another recent survey, just 11 percent of Americans chose cash as their preferred form of payment.
For hotels and employees, it's an even bigger problem.
Fewer and fewer travelers are carrying cash ~ no cash means less tips. For 4.9 million tipped service workers in the US, declining tips is a loss of earnings. The New York Times described this group as "casualties of a cashless society."
Gratus is the first mobile payments platform that enables digital, cashless tipping and real-time guest feedback for the tipped service industry. It is fast, simple, seamless, and convenient. Tipping has never been more simple.