It is hoped the pizza chain’s cashless stores will help increase safety since both the stores and delivery drivers will no longer have any cash to steal. The Australian government has also banned all cash purchases over $15,000 in a law that took effect this month.
The pivot to a cashless business model doesn’t break any laws in Australia but trying something like that might be trickier in the United States. My colleague Bryan Menegus recently wrote about using cash at an Amazon cashless store in New York, something that you can do in certain municipalities due to local laws that are trying to protect the use of cash. New Jersey recently passed a law banning cashless stores and cities like San Francisco are considering the same thing.