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Mobile Payments Found to Boost Tipping

  •, Monday, June 29, 2015 12:30 PM

Mobile payments are set to explode over the next few years and while tech companies might be excited by the profits to come, there is a another group of people also looking forward to the technology – restaurant waiting staff. Restaurants and mobile payments companies told CNBC they have seen a boost in customers tipping when using apps on their smartphones to pay for meals. La Patagonia, a rustic Argentinian restaurant in the middle of London reported a 4 percent rise in tips since it first started using Zapper – a South African-based mobile payments app. Zapper allows people to scan a code on their receipt and adjust the tip on their smartphone.

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