Sunday, September 17, 2017

Scan GCash Mobile App To Pay For Food and Drinks at Mercato Centrale

Wide variety of food at Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City.

Cashless? Have no fear if your mobile phone is near.  The future of paying through Globe's GCash is here. 

GCash, the leading mobile money service provider in the Philippines recently launched the first QR mobile payments service at Mercato Centrale, the country's largest foodpark chain.  This fun and convenient way of payment is good news for both consumers and merchants alike.

Look for the GCat Mascot at every merchant's table to scan your GCash Mobile App.

With this newest feature within the GCash Mobile App, customers can already use their GCash account to pay for their food and drinks by simply scanning QR codes displayed at Mercato Centrale merchants.  This eliminates the hassle of bringing money, waiting for change, and disputes with cashier transactions. Meanwhile, merchants no longer need expensive machines to process mobile money transactions, but only a QR with a unique code that is linked to their GCash wallet.

Globe Telecom's Jen Fidel demonstrates to Monchie "Monchster" Henares the GCash payment procedure. 

Mercato Centrale, located inside Bonifacio Global City is an Asian-inspired street food night market scene.  It caters to thousands of customers from Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 6 PM to 3 AM.  Mercato serves a wide variety of meals from authentic home-based chefs, ranging from Japanese, to Mexican to European dishes, to local comfort and street food. 

"GCash is a great opportunity for our small-scale food business entrepreneurs to serve more clients, expand their customer base, and scale up their business," said RJ Ledesma, Co-Founder of Mercato Centrale.

Pork Belly at Mercato Centrale.
Seafood delights.
Beautiful Life authors Arabelle Jimenez and Monchster Henares enjoying the GCash experience at Mercato.

Backed by Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (MYNT), a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Capital Venture Holdings, Inc., this new app provides innovative and first-in-world fintech solutions to consumers, merchants, and organizations. 

"Mynt is dedicated to bringing the latest innovations in payments and e-commerce to the Philippines to continually enable the financially under-served, and this service is just one of many to come," said James Mauricio Aujero, Head, Merchant Acquisition of Mynt.

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To use the scan to pay GCash feature, a customer with an iPhone or an Android smartphone only needs to download or update to the latest version of the GCash App, register for an account, and fund the GCash wallet at any of over 12,000 GCash Partner Outlets nationwide. 

Once done, the consumer can just tap on Scan QR, point the phone camera at the partner's QR, and enter the amount.  A text message will come in confirming the purchase.

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Photos and Video by: Monch "Monchster" Henares