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A Utah tech company aims to change the way people tip

Two white hands hold a $10 bill.

While tipping may not be the standard in most places, it’s an essential source of income in some industries. Justin Clegg, Founder and CEO of Allset, says the company is “normalizing tipping in otherwise forgotten industries.”

Allset specializes in automating the tipping process, with the hope of encouraging more people to do it. You don’t have to download an app to use their service. Businesses that partner with Allset can simply send out texts to customers once a job is completed.

So far, Clegg says Allset is working with home service businesses in Utah, with plans to expand to more places and industries soon. When the service is done, customers get a text asking if they’d like to leave a tip for a job well done.

Clegg says the average person leaves about a $33 tip via text through Allset and 15% of people are leaving a tip when prompted.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!