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February 21, 2012

Change It Back

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember the coin tray that occupied space beside the cash register in your favourite corner store or café.

Often, after struggling to pick coins up from the counter – difficult, even for the nimble-fingered – I would wistfully long for this handy device.

I was quite pleasantly surprised when I found one still in operation at a local diner.

For those who aren’t familiar with this piece of memorabilia, the tray has a rolled edge, somewhat like a botoxed lip. When you want to pick up your change, you just slide it along the tray, over the edge and into your other hand. Easy and quick. No fumbling, grasping (gasping) or dropping.

Why is something that is so useful, no longer used? If you wish to make your business more accessible, I’d like to suggest that you place one of these beside your cash register. It’s another example of a small change that has a big impact of the customers you serve.

Would you like to see these coin trays put back into circulation?

Does anyone know what they are called, by the way?

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