In mid-January, shopping becomes more convenient as Bench and Suyen Global Brands makes use of GCash scan-to-pay in all of its retail outlets and its other brands nationwide.
By simply scanning the QR (quick response) codes present in the stores, GCash users can pay for any item at Bench and at least 39 other affiliated brands which include Paul Smith, American Eagle, The Face Shop, Aldo, Assembly, Aldo Accessories, Bench Body, Bench Fix Salon, Bench Kiosk, Bobbi Brown, Call It Spring, Cotton On, Cotton on Kids, Cath Kidston, Charles and Keith, Dimensione, Estee Lauder, Fox, Her Bench, Human, Jo Malone, Kashieca, La Senza, Maisen, Multibrand, Marugame, Mothercare, Origin, Pablo, Pedro, Paul, Personal Exchange, Repetto, Rubi, Skin Expert, St. Marc, Typo, Under Armour and Vero Moda.
Aside from the convenience of shopping without carrying cash, users can enjoy a 30 percent cashback of up to P500 until January 31 this year when they scan to pay with GCash in Bench and all of its other brands.
“GCash is here to ensure that customers are given the convenience and security they deserve when paying for goods and services. With the scan to pay feature, anyone with an account and smartphone can easily pay the exact amount using their phone. There is no longer any need to wait for loose change or pay in smaller denominations, or even stand in line for a long time,” said Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom.
Using the scan to pay feature is simple. With their iPhone or Android smartphone, customers only need to download or update to the latest version of the GCash App, register for an account, and then fund their GCash wallets at any of the more than 12,000 GCash Partner Outlets nationwide, including Globe Stores, Puregold branches, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers, 7-Eleven Barcode and Cliqq kiosks, TouchPay kiosks and pawnshops such as Cebuana Lhuillier, Villarica and Tambunting. Once it’s done, customers will simply tap on the Scan QR, point a phone’s camera at the partner’s QR code, and pay.
GCash is being operated by Mynt, a company owned by Globe Telecom, Ant Financial, and the Ayala Corporation.
GCash now dominates the country’s retail e-payment landscape as there are more than 4,000 GCash QRs being accepted in several merchants all over the country, including the biggest players in the retail industry such as Ayala Malls, Robinsons Department Store, SM Malls, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Cinema, Puregold, Ministop, and NCCC Malls.