If you’re a city dweller you may have stumbled across a cafe or two that are eftpos only.
While this crawl towards a cashless society may seem to only be manifesting in trendy inner city suburbs, it is now going mainstream.
From today Dominos Australia will be trialling a new payment model that completely eliminates the need for cold hard dollars.
This poor pizza delivery driver was just trying to do his job. An unnamed Domino’s employee was reportedly stopped by armed guards at Buckingham Palace and caused a bit of a security kerfuffle as he attempted to deliver four large cheeseburger pizzas for “Elizabeth.”
The pizza maker is calling it 'Tap & Take' and is positioning it as a way to make the ordering process both quicker and more convenient.
The company has also made a point of highlighting increased employee safety when zero cash is held on the premises.
"With the growth of tap-and-go payment systems and mobile payment technology, use of cash is slowing and we’re seeing that right across our network," said Domino’s Australia and New Zealand CEO Nick Knight.
"We’re now heading towards a very real future where the legal tender could be solely electronic, so it’s important that we remain digitally agile and continue to meet consumer demands."
Five stores across Australia will be trialling the model; Newtown (NSW), Coffs Harbour (NSW), Wauchope (NSW), Calamvale (QLD) and Surfers Paradise South (QLD).
Dominos has stated that the participating stores will accept "all forms of payment", except for cash. This includes card payments, PayPal, Apple Pay, AndroidPay, eftpos to door and Instagift.
It's worth noting that Domino's T&Cs don't mention accepting cryptocurrency. We're going to assume that cheques are out too. So it's not quite all forms of payment, but we get the company's point.
So if you have a penchant for getting tanked on a Friday and heading down to your local to wave around a $5 note in exchange for a thin-crust pepperoni, your days may be numbered.