5 advices to earn more tips
How to earn more tips is something that all of us who have ever worked in restaurants have wondered. As we told you in previous posts, tips can become a great bonus. Especially for waiters and waitresses.
Although it is not always the case, earning more tips is associated in our minds with being better professionals. After all, no one would tip someone who gave them a lousy service and/or product, would they?
At Tipeame we want you to be able to get more tips in your day to day life. That’s why we leave you this post with 5 infallible tips.
5 advices in order to earn more tips
Nothing is set in stone in the world of tipping, but there are infallible techniques that increase your chances. There is bound to be a colleague who gets more tips and makes you wonder how he or she does it. Sometimes it’s natural talent, of course. But sometimes it’s just practice. Either way, these tips for earning more tips will come in handy.
1. Don’t keep customers waiting
Fast service is always appreciated. For example, if you work in a restaurant, it is always good if you can tell your customers which table they will be seated at and take a note of their drinks. It sounds very simple, but the first impression will play an important role in their attitude. The same goes for when you hand over the bill. When they ask for it, your aim is to deliver it as soon as possible, so they don’t leave with a bad taste in their mouth!
And if you are a delivery driver, there is a limit to how fast you can go – your well-being comes first in order to provide a good service!
2. Don’t disturb them!
Be helpful, but be careful. In the end it’s all about empathy. When we go to a restaurant we want to enjoy the food and drink, without having to wait (as we said before) or have the waiter hovering over us. There are waiters who err on the side of closeness and stay chatting with customers.
Here you have to use your emotional intelligence. There are diners who are more likely to interact with you. It is easy to distinguish them because they try to break the ice with comments about the weather, or questions related to your work. Remember to always respond in a polite tone, without dodging but always allowing them to have an intimate conversation.
3. Resolve any doubts they may have
Recommendations, information about ingredients, modification options, vegetarian version of a dish… there are all kinds of questions you may be asked during a service. Our recommendation is that you try to be as efficient as possible and provide a solution to their queries. If this is not possible, pass the question on to one of your colleagues.
It’s better to ask a question than to make up the answer – watch out for that! Besides, it will show how well you get along with each other – that’s always nice!
4. Take care of your image
You don’t need to look like you’re on the cover of a magazine, but you do need to look presentable. A person with a dishevelled appearance can generate a bad impression and even condition the concept they have of you or your service. Depending on the restaurant, they tend to be more or less restrictive: hair tied back, no beard, dress shoes…
Our advice is to strike the perfect balance between looking good and being comfortable. After all, you’re going to be on your feet and on the move – comfort is essential!
5. Positive attitude!
We know it’s not always easy, but a positive attitude will make your customers’ experience much more pleasant. That doesn’t mean smiling all day long, although that’s not a bad idea. In the end, it’s about serving your customers with a good attitude, thanking them for their visit and making them leave happy and eager to come back.
Earn more tips with Tipeame
Another way to earn more tips is to make it easier for customers. Cash tipping is falling, and since the pandemic, card payments are on the rise. Contactless is a reality today, and it’s here to stay. That’s why we created Tipeame.
Thanks to Tipeame you will be able to receive and give tips in a fast and comfortable way. In addition, thanks to the QR codes provided to the waiters, waiters will be able to get more tips without having to insist.