August 24 – surcharge

August 24, 2019 =========

☆  surcharge  追加料金


A surcharge is an extra payment of money, in addition to the usual payment for something. It is added for a specific reason, for example, in Australia many restaurants have a surcharge on weekends, because they have to pay their staff higher wages on weekends.

Another common surcharge these days is for using a credit card instead of cash. Many small businesses charge a surcharge for using a credit card because the bank charges them a fee to allow credit cards to be used in their business. Many hotels charge a surcharge for an early check-in or a late check-out.

How about in Japan? Are the many places that charge a surcharge? What kinds of businesses and why?