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Australian bakery sparks controversy as it goes fully cashless in 2024



Heritage Bakery’s bold move ignites debate over cash versus card

In a bold move that has triggered heated discussions, The Heritage Bakery in Milton, Australia, proudly declared itself as “Australia’s First Cashless Bakery” with a prominent sign hanging outside. The decision to go fully cashless in 2024 has ignited a divisive debate over the advantages and disadvantages of cash versus card payments.

While the bakery highlighted the speed, cleanliness, and accuracy of cashless transactions on its sign, the announcement has not been universally well-received. The controversial move prompted backlash, particularly on social media platforms like the ‘The cash is king’ Facebook page.

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Critics expressed concerns about potential downsides, with one poster pointing out, “Good luck when they have a power outage, can’t use cards then.” Another raised the issue of system failures, stating, “And for a country town I guess they are proud of this… each to their own but good luck to them when their system goes down.”

The decision also faced skepticism about potential increased costs associated with card use and the importance of having alternative payment methods during unforeseen circumstances. However, not everyone joined the chorus of criticism, with some supporting the bakery’s right to choose its preferred payment methods.

“It’s their right to choose as a merchant, as it’s my right to choose as a consumer. Everyone has access to a debit card these days & cash. Adapt & be flexible. We need to move with the times,” remarked one social media user in defense of the bakery’s decision.

As the cash versus card debate continues, The Heritage Bakery’s move serves as a reflection of the ongoing shift in payment preferences and raises questions about the adaptability of businesses to changing consumer trends.


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