I wonder what the average time per customer is with credit cards vs. those with cash.
it's quicker to pay with real money than with a card in most cases (unless the attendant does not have the change)
actually two thirds of retail outlets in Poland don;t accept cards - Biedronka has a policy of not introducing card terminals in their stores and there must be a serious reason behind it - one big issue is the ammount of commision charged for card payments in Poland which is supposedly the highest in Europe and even ten times higher than in Finland - heard it on the news today - NBP (the central bank) eventually threatened that if the operators and banks don't lower the commission the NBP will do it arbitrally
I agree wholeheartedly! On the other hand, my students pointed out the babcias that pay with change from their purses - this can also be a time-consuming endeavor.
while there is some odd shabby babcia in the queue who is slow to count her change payment with cash is twice as quick as with cards so it is actually all the card holders who hold the queue up - while it is not so important in big stores situated on the outskirts where people go to buy a trolley-holds of stuff and because the time to just scan all that stuff is so time consuming it is strinkingly visible in places like Harry pointed out