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Points reduction in cashless payments The elderly are perplexed | NHK News

2019-09-30T07:37:01.664Z

Nagano Prefecture will actively use the point-reward system for cashless payments starting on the 1st of the month as the consumption tax rate increases ...



Point return with cashless payments

In connection with the increase in the consumption tax rate, Nagano Prefecture supermarkets will provide a dedicated booth to explain to shoppers to actively use the pointless system for cashless payments starting on the 1st of next month. is. The elderly who visited were also confused.

The pointless system for cashless payments starts from one day with a mechanism that allows you to get up to 5% of the purchase amount if you use electronic money or a credit card instead of cash for payment at small and medium-sized stores.

In response to this, supermarkets in Nagano Prefecture, which introduced electronic money settlement, set up a dedicated booth to explain to shoppers so that they can actively use it.

In this supermarket, if you shop with a special card, you will be automatically charged for 5% of the purchase amount in addition to the unique points of the store.

The applicants were immediately given instructions from the employees on how to add money to the card and how to shop.

A man in his 80's said, “I am old and do not work, so it will be saved if I can get a little cheaper.”

A woman in her 80s said, “I applied for it because it tells me how to use it, but I don't know if I was told that I would give 5%.”

Shinya Nishijo, the manager of “Daiichi Super Furuma”, said, “I am concerned that customers will decrease as the consumption tax rate increases, but I would like to keep customers still with cashless payments.” It was.

Source: nhk

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