February 14th has long been celebrated as a day for romantic love; people give flowers, cards, and gifts to loved ones to show affection and appreciation. Valentine’s Day has origins that go all the way back to ancient Rome, but the holiday wasn’t widely celebrated in the United States until the 18th and 19th centuries when lovers would exchange elaborate handmade cards inscribed with poetry and other symbols of love. By the mid 19th century, people could purchase manufactured cards for their sweetheart, or even send “vinegar valentines” that mocked the receiver. Manufactured valentines made the holiday even more popular, and since Hallmark Cards opened its doors in 1913, February hasn’t been the same. Cards are still the most popular Valentine’s Day gift, and today, about 180 million Valentines are exchanged each year.
Show some love to your business this Valentine’s Day by investing in an ATM. The U.S. Small Business Association defines small businesses as any business employing between 1 and 499 employees. With over 28 million small businesses across the country, small businesses employ about fifty percent of the workforce. While larger businesses have downsized, small businesses have added jobs, making up 65 percent of net new jobs since 1995. However, the demands on small businesses have grown in the past decade. Adding an ATM to your small business is a great way to help maximize revenue and attract more business into your store. Store sales increase by an average of 20 percent with an ATM, and customers using an ATM spend 23 percent more than a non-ATM user. Cash use remains high amongst consumers, fueling the need for ATMs. An ATM at your establishment can draw in new potential customers while also keeping existing customers in your store for their cash needs.
Contact America’s ATM this February to receive a free ATM for your business. America’s ATM provides small and medium-sized businesses with financial service kiosks, ATMs, and marketing products. Your business can get a free ATM through the Free ATM Placement Program or the Free ATM Partner Program. Check out the website to learn more details about the individual programs: http://americanatm.com/programs/. Call America’s ATM at 877-475-1104, or submit a contact form online: http://americanatm.com/contact-us/ to get in touch with a customer service representative.