Taking a Printed Receipt is Now More Important than Ever Before December 31th, 2020

Taking a Printed Receipt is Now More Important than Ever Before

No matter where you go shopping, receipts are often apart of the transaction, whether you opt for a digital receipt or a printed version. Although, we have adopted a vast amount of modern technologies that work to make the checkout process faster and more efficient, our reliance on technology can cause mistakes and errors that often go unnoticed, resulting in customers missing out. On the other hand, a physically printed receipt allows customers to see their transaction right there and then so that they can check and rectify errors whilst still in the physical store.

Taking a printed receipt is vital if you are claiming a buisness expense or are a business that is entitled to claim VAT back for certain purchases. Every accountant will tell you that in order to do this, you will need a printed receipt which can be filed against expenses. Without the printed receipts, you can neither claim something as an expense or claim VAT back. In addition to this, sometimes VAT paid on certain goods in certain countries can change and you will need to make sure you’re paying the correct amount. For example, there are currently some countries who are reducing their VAT on certain goods due to the global pandemic. However, when you check out at your next shopping trip, these new changes may have already been applied to your receipt.

Printed Receipts help keep warranties safe. If you’re making a big purchase such as a washing machine, television, or a computer, it’s important to check that your product actually comes with a warranty. Warranties can provide an amount of coverage for an amount of time, if something were to happen. However, if you do not have your purchase receipt readily handy, your warranty may not cover your back.

The goal throughout the world, at this current time, is to limit the amount of in-person contact with people to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The power of Citizen’s Front-Exit POS Printers possesses the capability to do just that. All one would have to do is place the printer in a way that is easily accessible for the customer, print the receipt from your POS touch system, so that the customer can simply take the receipt for themselves. If you’re interested in learning more about how Citizen is helping to stop the spread of the virus with their technology solutions, be sure to contact your BlueStar Representative today!


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.