Consumption tax increase for one week Cashless payment Supermarket doubled on October 8 at 17:04
Some supermarkets that participated in the point-reward system for cashless payments by raising the consumption tax rate have increased the number of customers who make cashless payments at the time of payment nearly double that before the tax increase.
Tokyo Adachi-ku supermarkets participate in the pointless payment system for cashless payments by the government, and if you shop for cashless payments using electronic money or QR codes, 5% of the purchase amount will be returned.
Cashless payments at this supermarket reached 36% in the 7 days from the tax rate increase to yesterday, nearly double the amount before the tax increase. There are also universities near the store, which means that more young customers are shopping with cashless payments.
A woman in her 30's who started QR code payment after raising the consumption tax rate said, “We want to make even cheaper 1 yen cheaper because the tax increase has increased the burden.”
This means that no major trouble has occurred at this store so far, but it is also noticeable for those who know that their electronic money and credit cards are the target of the system for the first time after explanation from the store clerk.
A woman in her 80s who accounted for cash said, “I heard about the point reduction system, but I didn't know I could use my electronic money. I will use it next time.” It was.
Super TANAKA President Shoichi Tanaka said, “I have the impression that many elderly people have surprisingly cashless means. .