By Tipping Expert, Marci Zerbe
December 14, 2022
As the year is winding down, employees in service industries are in overdrive during their busiest time of the year. Many are working around the clock to satisfy the demands of the holiday season. This is one of the many reasons that tips increase significantly this time of year.
During the season of giving, customers enjoy showing their appreciation to their service providers through higher tips. While for some people this generosity is simply because they are caught up in the magic of the most wonderful time of the year, for others, it’s much more than that. It’s a way to show sincere gratitude for the hard work that service professionals put in, not only during the chaos that unfolds between the cutting of the turkey and January 1st, but for the services they provide all year long.
While I am not one to turn down the gift of chocolates or a bottle of wine, we all know that you can’t beat the versatility of money as a gift. Now that plastic and contactless payments are the norm, and let’s face it – most people no longer carry around cash, it’s imperative now more than ever for business owners to make it convenient for their customers to tip electronically.
Many businesses have implemented onsite tipping solutions, like the Tippy Pro kiosk, to bring back the personal touch of tipping. Allowing customers to tip their service professional directly and providing suggested tip amounts has changed the game in tipping.
But what about customers who can’t make it into the business before the holiday because they are traveling, working, or just busy? Tippy also offers digital tipping using a QR code or link, called TippyGO, that allows your customers to express their gratitude from anywhere. Whether you include the links in a text or email, or make the QR code accessible on your website or social media, adding TippyGO is just one more way to help ensure your staff is getting the tips they deserve this holiday season.
Interested in getting Tippy in time for the holidays? Connect with our Sales team (firstname.lastname@example.org) today and have Tippy up and running in your business within a week or less. Seriously! A week!