Saturday, October 07, 2006

And even more credit-cards in Dutch supermarkets..?

While representative organisations of retailers still moan about the lowest POS-fees on the earth (the Dutch..) their own constituency demonstrate that this moaning is no more than crocodiles tears (as we say in the Netherlands). They do so by increasingly signing up to accepting credit-cards.

In todays Financieele Dagblad a representative of EMS (European Merchant Services) states that they are keen on breaking the taboo on credit-cards for supermarkets. EMS is also involved in providing the first supermarket in Roosendaal with terminals and functionality to accept credit-cards. First results show that the average amount paid increases from € 20 to € 50 upon allowing the use of credit-cards. The results also hold for use at the HEMA convenience stores.