But those who paid with credit card only wanted .83.
In other studies, the authors also found that cash users are also less interested in the options they did not select.
Since paying in cash feels more painful than paying by credit or debit cards, paying in cash can reduce the purchase of unhealthy food items.” These studies were done before contactless payments using smartphones like Apple Pay became popular.
Today, it is easy to imagine that because these methods make spending money even more painless, they are encouraging shoppers to buy impulsively, over-spend, and purchase unhealthy products even more.
Cash is frowned upon as slowing things down, outdated, and suspicious, “smelling like weed,” suitable only for buying drugs.
Sweden is on its way to becoming completely "cash-free" and other countries are sure to follow.
Instead they publicly signaled their commitment towards the item they did purchase.