Buskers are a common sight on our high-streets and although we hate to admit it, these talented performers perhaps don’t get the attention they deserve. Ask yourself, how often have you taken the time to stop and listen and give them your spare change? Probably not that often!
To get to the bottom of this, Card Cutters carried out a few surveys to get a better idea of how often the public will offer a little charity to the buskers they encounter. What’s more, we’ve even come up with an ingenious way to make this much easier for everyone involved.
Read on to find out more…
What Our Survey Revealed
We asked the Great British public a number of questions to work out what’s affecting their desire (and ability) to give our nation’s buskers a financial contribution – and the results we gathered were quite intriguing.
It would appear that many of us do take the time to stop and watch a busker or street performer, but almost half of us simply don’t have any change to offer. As well as this, up to 34% of us claim to never carry any change at all! You might be starting to get a better idea now why buskers might not do so well.
Digging deeper into our survey results, the stingiest demographic is those aged between 25-34, as this age range claimed to either be ‘too busy’ or have ‘no change left’ more than any other. Something needed to be done about this.
Our Contactless Solution
So, as innovators in the world of contactless payments, Card Cutters created another prototype solution that can offer those watching our performers an easy opportunity to pay them what they deserve.
Using the same NFC (Near Field Communication) technology found in our contactless card terminals, we embedded a payment system into the guitar case of this busker, as the pictures above and below show. The system was created with a fixed spend of £2 for those making payments.This allowed the members of this busker’s audience to swiftly pay him, all with the quick tap of their contactless cards.
You can see our fantastic new payment system in action in our video below:
Find Out What Contactless Can Do For You
As always, you could realise the same benefits as this busker with your business if you were to invest in your own contactless card payment systems. Take a look at the terminals we have available and get in touch to make an enquiry to see what these fast payment systems could do for you.