After the initial Quick Response (QR) code payment introduction via app, Paymaya Philippines just announced that scan-to-pay technology will now become available across the entire country.
Initially, Smart Stores and select merchants in key cities will activate this method. THus, consumers may pay by just scanning QR codes through their PayMaya app. Additionally, Smart subscribers will receive new ways to transact with their accounts. Paymaya will also enable merchants to do so, starting with partner schools like STI, or commercial establishments in Muntinlupa and Malabon. Other key cities where similar rollouts will be made include Baguio, Cebu, and Davao.
Soon enough, even food chains like McDonald’s Army Navy,and Domino’s will allow QR code payments. Also, Gaisano Supermarkets confirmed participation in this mass QR code payment rollout. The ultimate goal, on a micro level, includes equipping Smart retail partners with the same methods, including small sari-sari stores.
QR code technology already exists in other parts of the world, with market applications in full effect. However, wide adoption meets resistance in the form of lower smartphone and internet usage in some countries. For Filipino users, they may simply download the PayMaya app from the Play Store or App Store and load up their wallet. Loading centers for PayMaya include SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers, 7-Eleven, and Ministop outlets with Touchpay Kiosks.