Award-winning global payments company, SimplyPayMe, has announced the launch of their new QR (quick response) code payments system. Devised to facilitate faster touch-free digital payments, the new system allows businesses to create QR codes for instant customer payment without having to manually enter or share their card details. Quick and secure, this payment option allows customers’ to pay without any level of contact, just using their phone camera. QR code payments are the next step in the progression of the digital payments industry. 

Available to any business, and suitable for use anywhere and at any time, QR code payments can be implemented without the need for any expensive hardware, because most smartphones have QR code readers built into their camera. Unique codes are easy for businesses to create and the facilitation of instant payment allows merchants to cut queues and serve more customers. Being touch-free, QR payments also present a safer, more hygienic way to pay that makes customers feel more at ease. 

On the SimplyPayMe platform, when the customer scans the QR code, they will see a notification pop up on their phone screen. The customer must open this notification, from which they will be taken to a payment page to pay by their chosen payment method. An email receipt can then be sent to the customer. This smart and simple solution is an effective way  for small businesses to expedite digital payment onboarding. 

Kent Vorland, CEO of SimplyPayMe comments: ‘The global pandemic has accelerated the move towards the cashless society. Now, more businesses than ever are looking for new ways to manage touch-free payments. But the requirement for expensive hardware to facilitate digital payments has historically proven prohibitive for smaller businesses. 

‘Our QR code payment feature allows you to take payments on the go using your mobile phone. They are a quick and secure way to take payments without having to share bank details. By just using your phone camera and being able to pay without any level of contact, QR code payments enable businesses and their customers to continue to observe social distancing. 

‘Fast, effective, and hygienic, QR code payment provides a new and simple solution to a growing commerce problem.’