BELLINGHAM, WA (NEWS1130) – If you prefer to pay with debit, you’ll soon be in luck in Bellingham.

So why did the Chamber of Commerce make the decision to further accommodate Canadian shoppers?

President Ken Oplinger says the idea came from a recent survey.

“When Canadians are given a preference as to if they would rather use a Visa, MasterCard or their debit card, the majority would actually prefer to use their PIN debit card, which generally they are not able to use in the States because we don’t have the same system,” explains Oplinger.

“The gas station is different than certainly standing at the till. Each one has a different technology issue that we are working with, but we think over time we will be able to get these into any sort of retail establishment.”

He adds they are now working to fix that by the end of the summer.