With the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, everyone is taking various precautionary measures to avoid being infected by the said virus. Metro Manila, the entirety of Luzon, and selected areas in Visayas and Mindanao are currently on lockdown or community quarantine to flatten the curve. Businesses temporarily closed except for the essential ones like banks, groceries, and pharmacies. Selected restaurants are still operating but only accept orders for take-out and delivery. These circumstances have led people to change their daily routines including working from home and going cashless as much as possible.
World Health Organization (WHO) officials warn that coronavirus can spread through handling money. They are urging people to use credit cards or electronic payments instead. Since the virus is droplet-based and can stick to surfaces for several days, banknotes and coins might be virus carriers. No credit card? No problem. Use GCash instead!
GCash is the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines. It has a mobile app that helps you make fast and secure mobile payments and is regulated by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. It lets you buy load, send money to another GCash account, bank transfer, pay bills, pay online, save money, invest, and more! As of 2019, it has over 20 million users!
Earlier this year, GCash and 7-Eleven, one of the largest convenience store chains globally, recently announced a strategic partnership that allows GCash users to pay for their purchases in 7-Eleven stores via the revolutionary Scan-to-Pay (STP) option using the barcode feature in the GCash app. This payment option clearly offers convenience backed up with security to its customers.
“Many customers already visit us to cash-in their GCash wallets, now they can use those same wallets to pay for their purchases as well as participate in our CLiQQ loyalty program.” 7-Eleven President and CEO Jose Victor Paterno shared.
Fast and easy! Just download the GCash app then follow these 2 hassle-free steps:
- Step 1: Generate unique barcodes through the GCash app.
- Step 2: Allow the cashier to scan their barcodes to complete the transaction.
Did we say fast and easy? In a day and age where we prioritize safety, accessibility, and convenience, this new feature is exactly what we need.
Scan-To-Pay via Barcode is now available in more than 2,800 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. It is also available in most of Puregold outlets and Starbucks stores nationwide.
For more information, visit www.gcash.com and like their official Facebook page – www.facebook.com/gcashofficial.