Big Issue cashless

A West Bridgford Big Issue vendor has boosted sales with a £33 card reader.

Paul Snape is “selling more than he ever has”.

Forward-thinking Big Issue vendor Paul Snape has seen his sales skyrocket after accepting cashless payments with a card reader.

The 47-year-old, who sells the magazine outside M&S in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, opted to spend £33 of his magazine proceeds on the card reader from after being inspired by vendor Robin Fabian.

Bristol vendor Robin hit the headlines across the UK after offering his regulars the chance to go cashless with the device that “paid for itself in one day”.

And the same has been true for long-time vendor Paul, who insists that he is “selling more than he ever has” since picking up the device on April 6.

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