Voices

Cashless system better than cash machines in supermarkets

From

Joshua Chia

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Published: 4:00 AM, September 12, 2017

FairPrice should encourage customers to use cashless payments, as a faster mode of payment, instead of cash.

Its deployment of cash machines at its counters seems to have resulted in a longer payment process compared with when the cashier collects the money from customers.

The machines accept one note at a time, which may have lengthened waiting times.

The relevant authority should assess their effectiveness on-site and whether these machines should qualify organisations for a grant, which should be dispensed only if they are effective, as taxpayers’ money is involved.