I just tell them that it has to be the $25 or over due to the fees. I am also going to be adding in the Tax on the CC payments. Normally I just eat the tax and pay it myself at the end of the year just to keep the price simple and less change coinsI’m going to start charging a dollar fee for anything under 20.00.
You can call me stubborn and bullheaded too then, because I'm right there with you.I'm not breaking a 50.00 for 2 or 3 dollars. Call me stubborn or bullheaded.
I will always do business the same as I do now. I charge tax but no card fee. L I sell rubber duckies for $2.00 and if a person wants one and either charge it or gives me a big bill I usually give them the duckie. It makes people happy. The $.15 fee still gives me a profit on the duckie, which I purchase for approx $.75. When customers ask if I charge a fee I inform them I do charge tax but no fee. Tax, everyone is used to but people hate the word fee and will at times walk away. I know as a buyer, I will walk away if I am told there is a card fee. Call me a bad business person, but this is not a business for my full income. I am retired and it is something to do, plus make a little going out to eat money. As for breaking a large bill, I always have enough twenties that I can break big bills, so normally I will. It is what it is, sometimes customers have had no time to get to a bank or just forget to break the bill. Been there and done that myself. All, even dollar profit sales add up at the end of the day.Personally, I'm just going to keep doing business as usual other than politely requesting cash for purchases under $20. As a small business owner I'm just not willing to lose a reasonable sale (say anything over $5) over a 10 cent fee. And honestly I don't think anyone has ever attempted to use a card for anything under $10 at a festival. So yeah...I'm going to make that sale! Turning down $4.77 because I don't like the extra 10 cent fee seems like a case of cutting off my nose to spite my face. Sure I could send the customer to the ATM to get cash, but will they return to my booth?
I always charge tax on card purchases anyway, and most of the festivals I attend don't allow vendors to charge a fee for card use.