The Common Receipt

This post about the redesign of the common receipt by Berg Rethink made me look. Read the full post over at

10 Comments leave a comment below

  1. As many people mentioned on the original article page . It’s a looker but wastes paper and ink.

    Loving your site! :)

  2. Waste of paper and ink is quite subjective if you think and research harder. I quite like the idea, but such a meal getting 45% of your RDA?

  3. I dunno, I think this idea deserves some merit and further explanation. I’d prefer to see the main reason for the receipt (breakdown of purchases and payment method) remain a clear list, and the fun fact isn’t something that I really care about either way.

    However, using the receipt to advertise local events or warn customers of products that often sell out is a wonderful idea. I often get receipts directing me to complex URLs to fill out surveys…what’s wrong with giving me a QR code?

  4. ..and by explanation, I mean exploration. My receipt this morning clearly wasn’t for coffee.

  5. more clutter on a long strip of paper for just two measly items? No thanks.

  6. If you could get local business associations to sign on for this, it could truly be helpful (sharing what else is going on around town). Same goes for the coupon offer at the bottom of the receipt. Could be a great cross-selling tool.

  7. wow. Love it… I think every detail counts to make a client a regular, and this detail is BIG! Yeah i agree it’s a waste of paper and ink, but can’t help but love it…

  8. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the page layout of your site?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with
    it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

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