PaymentsSource: “A sales pitch became a vendor’s winning legal argument in Kansas surcharge case”
“‘Businesses operating with tight profit margins often really benefit from surcharging because their alternative for taking cards when rates go up, as they have in the past, is to raise prices on their products,’ CardX’s Razi said. ‘The judge pointed out in our case that such a scenario results in cash and debit payers paying more because someone else is using credit cards.’
CardX tries to help merchants with the verbiage and communication templates to post notices to customers at the point of sale. Part of that communication also informs customers they can use debit cards or pay cash to avoid credit card surcharges, Razi added.
‘We want the merchant’s customers to know as much as possible before the transaction,’ he said.”