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Tips on Tipping: How Have Apps Changed Tipping Culture?

With more options than ever before, it can be hard to know when to tip and when to skip.

When you last ordered at your local coffee shop, you were likely prompted to tip 15, 20 or 25 percent on a tablet. Or maybe there were two tip jars encouraging you to vote with your extra change.

With more options than ever before, it can be hard to know when to tip and when to skip.

“We’re a tip-happy culture, and so people feel weird if we’re not tipping,” said Lizzie Post, co-president of etiquette consultancy The Emily Post Institute.

Because of all the on-screen prompts, people are finding it harder not to tip, Post said.

But “just because you’re seeing it on a screen and it’s attached to your card … it doesn’t mean that you have to tip more all of a sudden,” she said. “It’s just another method for us to leave tips if you want to.”

For the full story: https://www.rewire.org/work/apps-changed-tipping-culture/

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