If you are a shopkeeper: You would have frequently come across a number of customers whom you can trust and who are good at paying back udhaar (credit), but you would still not give the credit, because of the risk of hassles of recording the credit transaction, and reminding the customer constantly of payment.
If you are a customer: You would have commonly visited shops where the shopkeeper was a very good person, talked to you nicely, helped you with everything in her/his shop or store… With everything, except udhaar (credit).
If you note in both of the above case, both the parties have faith in each other, but are reluctant to give a form to that trust. They are not willing to risk any money by relying on that trust. They do not want to lessen that trust, by risking it with credit. They don't want to get into hassles of reminding the customer for money, even if they know the person well.
It's a bitter truth that in today's society, trust has been going missing more and more. Just because some of the people have misused the trust for their greed, there's no reason that we all should stop trusting each other. That would be the end of what we call – a 'civilization'. It would become a random group of people, transacting with each other.
What is also true is that we have technology in this era, which can be used to bridge that trust. If the two parties know that they can trust each other, but are a little fearful of taking that risk for whatever reason, using a bit of technology can greatly help that.
A great example of this is Friends going out together, eating out, hanging out and making expenditures randomly. At the end, they might find difficult to decide who must pay whom, and one of them might feel short-changed by others, even when others don't intend to do that.
For such situations, modern day friends use mobile apps where they easily split their bills, and voila, they don't need to risk their trust anymore, by depending on their memory.
If we imagine the friends above as shopkeepers and customers, and use a mobile app to record their credit transactions, they don't need to distrust each other. The shopkeeper sells goods on credit to deserving customers, records credit in the app, sends them automatic reminder, and the customers also remembers when to pay the keeper. With the technology bridging the trust, everything happens in an ideal manner, nobody gets short-changed, nobody loses money and to top it all, the trust gets strengthened. Based on his well- recorded nice behaviour, the same customer can receive even more credit in future.
The next time, you are stuck in such a conundrum whether as a shopkeeper or as a customer, go ahead and maintain your trust with the other one using the MeraCashier – the credit transaction recording mobile app. And there's no cost for upkeeping this trust. MeraCashier 'freely' helps shopkeepers, kirana stores, milkmen, gym owners, physiotherapy centers, yoga centers, and every other person running an outlet managing repeat customers, for bridging this trust through its cutting edge technology. Share your stories of how you maintained your trust with someone using Meracashier.