Recently, and after the successful Kampo@BGC event, young and hip Manila millennials experienced one more time the convenience of cashless payments during the two-day Spectrum Fair Manila 2016 partnered with PayMaya that equipped its merchants with digital payment solutions so they can accept cards payment from consumers for a secure, fast, and hassle-free transaction and shopping experience.
We went there on its first day run and enjoyed cashless payments from purchasing foods and mobile accessories that we bought that day.
For those in the know, Spectrum Fair Manila is a quarterly event that gathers established and emerging lifestyle brands to offer wide array of satisfactory finds from food, fashion, home, lifestyle, art and crafts, live acts, and so much more. Spectrum Fair Manila 2016 was recently held at the Whitespace Manila, Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City.
PayMaya Swipe is a payment solution from PayMaya Philippines that allows retailers to accept cards payment using only a mobile point-of-sale (POS) device attached to their smartphones or tablets in lieu of the traditional, expensive terminals. PayMaya Swipe is fast and efficient so they are sure that there would be no long lines in the cashier as they purchase their favorite items.
“Clearly, there’s a risk of losing a sale when customers want to purchase and fail to do so just because the merchant does not have the capability to accept card payments. We also understand businesses when they say that it is challenging to apply for or acquire payment solutions. With PayMaya Business, we are empowering micro, small and medium enterprises with the payment capabilities that fit their budget, pace, and requirements so they can accelerate the growth of their business,” said Mar Lazaro, Assistant Vice President and Head of Payments and Acquiring, PayMaya Philippines.
“We are glad that we have partnered with PayMaya Philippines for building the capacity of our merchants to accept debit and credit card payments so that the shopping and overall event experience of our consumers becomes more convenient, free from the hassle and risk of handling cash,” said Alyssa Arellano, Founder of Spectrum Fair Manila
On top of enabling the event via PayMaya Swipe, PayMaya account holders enjoyed free entrance to the event as a special perk. PayMaya is an app that allows anyone to pay and shop online without a credit card. It comes with a physical Visa card so users can transact face-to-face at any Visa-accepting merchant worldwide. And if you don’t have one yet, they offered the PayMaya Swipe card for only PhP 100 during the Spectrum Fair Manila 2016 event.
After the fair, users can still utilize their PayMaya and continue to load up their cards in any of the over 15,000 establishments nationwide (Cliqq stations at 7-Eleven convenience stores, Robinsons Mall Business Centers, SM Malls Business Centers, Bayad Center outlets, Smart Padala centers) or via BDO Online Banking so they can enjoy the convenience and security of cashless payments for online stores and face-to-face transactions. They can also transfer mobile money and withdraw their cash if they upgrade.
In our experience, we have been using PayMaya Swipe for our grocery, food purchases, and shopping. The last time we used our PayMaya Swipe card was at Laguindingan Airport where we just presented our Paymaya Swipe card at Kenny Roger’s Roaster branch inside the airport to buy our lunch that day. It was easy breezy and the cashier was so nice in accommodating our cashless payment.
PayMaya Philippines, part of the Voyager Group, is the digital financial services unit of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). The PayMaya is now the leading over-the-top digital payments app in the Philippine market. Among the company’s innovations include Smart Money, the pioneering mobile money service linked to the Smart SIM and mobile phone and Smart Padala, the leading domestic remittance service brand in the market.
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