The grocery store is no longer just a place for buying food but now a location for getting loose coins counted.
Coin counters are fast becoming one of the essential items in a grocery store and are used by cashiers as well as people bringing in loose change to sort and exchange for cash. That spare change in bottom of the couch cushions or in the well between the seats of the car will be more important in paying for milk, bread or maybe a gallon of gas. Grocery store cashiers use coin counters because they are accurate, fast and reduce errors that saves the company money.
Coin counters are often displayed for the public to use, although there are a few facts to keep in mind. A fee is normally charged for the service and foreign coins are not accepted or returned. The advantage to using the coin counters in stores is that you save time and money because you don’t have to count and recount the coins then wrap them. For most of the public, counting and wrapping coins is a very boring task to do by hand, therefore using a coin counter makes it easier.
Coin counters can be found in a number of sizes, ranging from simple plastic ones to the elaborate metal kind which count, sore and wrap hundreds of coins in a few minutes. If you are considering the kind in grocery stores, a company that operates them like vending machines across a range of stores usually owns them.
The kind used at the checkout counters are those that are owned by the store as part of their equipment and office supplies. Using a coin counter is simple, you dump your coins in the receiving bin, follow the instructions to push a button that starts the machine and you receive either cash or a ticket that you take to the cashier to exchange for cash.