Cashless payments now accepted at SM stores
Customers of SM stores can now now pay for their purchases with a scan of their mobile devices.
This comes as Mynt, the financial technology company of Globe Telecom, began rolling out its pay-to-scan technology or quick response ( QR) code at SM stores.
“We’re not installing a device but just a sticker with a QR (quick response) code. The customer simply scans that sticker so no need for additional machines for transactions and there’s no cost to the machine but more benefits to the merchants. Cash is still convenient but there’s also the issue of security and handling. With GCash scan to pay feature, we’re bringing that down to the level where merchants can adapt,” Thomas said.
The SM Store is the latest addition in a growing list of merchants which have adopted the GCash app scan to pay feature.
Over the next few months, GCash will continue to aggressively deploy the use of the scan to pay feature in other locations nationwide to encourage more people to use it and enjoy its benefits.