Modern equivalent of framing business's first dollar?
June 11, 2024 10:56 AM   Subscribe

My spouse is opening a store! I love the tradition of framing the first dollar the business earns, but it's 2024, and the store will be cashless. What do new businesses do these days?
posted by Xalf to Work & Money (10 answers total)
Best answer: I think you have two funny options:

1) Frame a dollar. Any dollar. That's funny!

2) Frame your first check from your payment processor. Also funny!
posted by bowbeacon at 10:58 AM on June 11 [2 favorites]

Take some kind of photo of the first sale you make?
posted by orange swan at 11:31 AM on June 11

Best answer: Make the first sale to a friend and have them pay part of the cost with a symbolic dollar.
posted by Threeve at 11:53 AM on June 11 [9 favorites]

Best answer: Can you print the first receipt twice and frame that?
posted by Garm at 11:56 AM on June 11 [7 favorites]

I have seen places frame the first receipt
posted by DebetEsse at 12:32 PM on June 11 [1 favorite]

I've seen a first 5-star Google review framed.
posted by mullacc at 2:12 PM on June 11 [3 favorites]

Screenshot! I'm opening my store in a couple of months and already plan to do this.
posted by Lyn Never at 3:17 PM on June 11

Take a picture of your first customer holding their purchase!

I will never forget how hard I laughed at the picture of the first person to legally purchase recreational marijuana in California.
posted by erst at 8:42 PM on June 11 [1 favorite]

Does the store have a website? A printed record of buying the domain might be a cool landmark.

I also think the random-dollar is a sweet idea. It's a cashless business, sure, but you and your spouse grew up knowing the significance of that framed dollar, I'd imagine. You can even go through the exercise of handing the framed dollar to your spouse during the first transaction that you ensure will be from you to supercharge it: first dollar and it was from you.
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel at 6:27 AM on June 12

We have an e-commerce store, so my wife and I took a photo of our first day's orders picked and staged to be shipped.
posted by Back At It Again At Krispy Kreme at 10:43 AM on June 12

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