Leaving your Square reader visible

valor

Active Member
I can't seem to decide whether to leave my tip sign up. It seems a little like begging; tacky. but I'm wondering, does anyone leave their square reader visible, plugged into the phone?

I thought it might be a way to show I accept credit card tips without asking for them. I have heard rumors that having a square reader can lead to deactivation, is that really true?

It seems contradictory that uber is supposed to be cashless, yet we can ask for cash.
 

ptuberx

Active Member
I guess it depends on market. Where I drive, I won't put a tip placard, tip jar, or anything of the sort in my vehicle. I have been told by riders (some flying in from other cities) that they are turned off by it, and would rather leave the tipping up to them instead of having it "thrown in their face." But again, this strategy may vary by market. In my market, word-of-mouth seems the best way to go. The best way to piss someone off in the Midwest is to act like you are not from the Midwest.
 

acanas

Member
I can't seem to decide whether to leave my tip sign up. It seems a little like begging; tacky. but I'm wondering, does anyone leave their square reader visible, plugged into the phone?

I thought it might be a way to show I accept credit card tips without asking for them. I have heard rumors that having a square reader can lead to deactivation, is that really true?

It seems contradictory that uber is supposed to be cashless, yet we can ask for cash.
I have my square reader velcroed to my tips sign that hangs from my rear view mirror. I also have the Square sticker with the credit card logos on the side. Before I velcroed it I never received a credit card tip, now I've gotten about $50 total in the last few weeks (I only drive part time). It's not a ton but it certainly helps.
 

Scooby4429

Member
I can't seem to decide whether to leave my tip sign up. It seems a little like begging; tacky. but I'm wondering, does anyone leave their square reader visible, plugged into the phone?

I thought it might be a way to show I accept credit card tips without asking for them. I have heard rumors that having a square reader can lead to deactivation, is that really true?

It seems contradictory that uber is supposed to be cashless, yet we can ask for cash.
I ordered a tip box from Ebay which also houses my phone charger system and my tips have increased. It sits on my arm rest between the front seats and faces passengers. It has taken the awkwardness out of the whole tip thing. Customers like it and I like that my tips have increased.
 
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