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Why Paper Receipts?

Proven. Effective. Secure. Sustainable. Recyclable.

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Paper receipts are the future.

Paper receipts offer a secure, professional, and sustainable means to evidence transactions. Today’s world is increasingly insecure, but you better believe that paper receipts help keep you safe.

Paper receipts benefit consumers and companies every single day—and they aren’t going away any time soon.

You can’t hack a paper receipt.

Secure Records. Tangible Protection.

The Safe Choice

The Secure Choice

Paper receipts protect consumer privacy. After all, you can’t hack a paper receipt. Our industry’s product offers a safe, reliable and tangible way for consumers to keep track of their transactions—with little fear of hacking, invasion of privacy, and spamming that may occur with e-receipts. Paper receipts offer certainty and tangible protection and consumers aren’t required to provide personal information as is required for digital receipts.

The Professional Choice

The Professional Choice

Paper receipts play a crucial function in sales transactions. Most retailers still use hard copies of transactions as important internal and external controls. Many organizations also require paper receipts for reimbursements that help to minimize fraudulent activity. Additionally, receipts are a proven marketing tool (coupons on the receipt, for example). They play a crucial role in business and the marketplace.

The Sustainable Choice

The Sustainable Choice

Paper receipts are made from a renewable, recyclable material. Trees are a sustainable resource, and the paper that is made from trees is the most recycled material in the United States today. According to the EPA, paper and paperboard accounted for approximately 66 percent of the municipal solid waste recycled or composted in 2017. (For reference, the closest comparable material was metals at only 9%.) Paper is a sustainable choice for retailers and consumers alike.

Dispelling Myths About Paper Receipts

Myth: Consumers don’t want paper receipts

FACT: A recent survey found that more than 70 percent of participating U.S. residents prefer paper receipts over digital receipts. 62 percent of all consumers surveyed are increasingly concerned that their personal information held electronically is at risk of being hacked, stolen, lost, or damaged. SOURCE: ChoosePaper.org

MYTH: Paper receipts are wasteful

FACT: Paper receipts account for only 3 percent of all paper usage and only 0.2 percent of all paper waste.  Source: Coalition for Paper Options.

MYTH: E-receipts don’t have an environmental impact

FACT: It takes energy to send emails. E-receipts have their own environmental footprint. It takes energy to send emails. In fact, the total CO2 generated worldwide by emails is between 22 million and 4 billion metric tons per year! That's the same amount produced by millions of cars. SOURCE: Twosidesna.org

Why Join/Membership

The PRCA seal is your supplier’s promise of quality.

Now is the time to band together and secure the future of paper receipts.