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Pie shop in Carlton urges customers to pay with cash as it reveals card machine fees

Project Pies on Carlton Hill has revealed that it is paying £300 each month in fees for the use of its card machine.


A popular pie shop in Carlton has urged its customers to pay their bills with cash after revealing the amount of fees it has to pay for the use of its card machine.

Project Pies on Carlton Hill made the plea as it posted an image for customers this week on its social media channels.

The notice revealed that the small business is paying £300 each month in fees for the use of its card machine.

Bank charges for card machines vary depending on a number of factors, but typically include a percentage per transaction for credit cards and a flat fee per transaction for debit cards.

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PICTURED: The queue outside Project Pies on Carlton Hill when it opened back in February (PHOTO: Gedling Eye)

In the social media post, Project Pie encouraged its customers to pay with cash so the fees do not eat into its profits.

Danny Lione who runs the store, wrote: I’ve had an amazing eight months now and I can’t believe how much we produce and sell.

“I’ve had this amazing little pie shop for almost eight months now and I seriously cannot believe how much we produce and sell. And that’s simply down to you, the people.

“I understand paying by card is quick and easy BUT together we can help each other out.

I pay around £300 on my card machine each month and it’s a very cheap rate too, so all I ask is if you can pay by cash, I’ll give you a small discount. It might only be 50p or £1 a depending on your purchase but throughout the year we (the people) will benefit. It might not seem a lot but put those savings in a child’s piggy bank and it will grow slowly.”

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The store on Carlton Hill replaced Big Mike’s Fat Kitchen Cheesecake Shop that closed at the end of December.

Project Pie owner Danny, who used to work as a butcher, opened the business on Carlton Hill back in February, attracting queues for the opening right around the block.

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  1. This shop should open in Arnold as more people and they will pay cash as people in Arnold are wonderful and will help local business as they know torists come and the more shops the better

  2. I will give you a call my company is nationwide and I live in Arnold Nottingham we supply card machines and processing thought the United Kingdom. We would be happy to see how you are being overcharged as those numbers do not sound competitive. I’m happy to give you our corporate rate as a local business in mjy home town Co. UK


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