MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., in partnership with PayMaya Philippines, is now enabling mall-goers to do quick and seamless digital transactions through PayMaya QR, as Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas is now among the first shopping malls in the country to deploy the cashless payments technology.
The merchants who are now accepting PayMaya QR payments in Robinsons Galleria include Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, and merchants under Robinsons Specialty Stores, Inc. (RSSI)–which include brands such as Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Burton Menswear, G2000, benefit, Shiseido, Miss Selfridge, and Warehouse, among others.
Earlier, PayMaya QR was also successfully deployed in select Ministop branches to provide quick and convenient payments inside convenience stores. The technology will soon be deployed at all Robinsons malls nationwide.
“We’re looking forward to have our customers experience QR-based payment innovation from PayMaya, especially in time for the holiday shopping season. Aside from convenience, this will bring greater flexibility to our customers in terms of the way they pay for transactions inside our malls,” said Robina Y. Gokongwei-Pe, President and Chief Operating Officer at Robinsons Retail Holdings.
“We are excited to see customers of Robinsons Retail use our PayMaya QR technology. With this collaboration with trailblazing partners like Robinsons Retail, more Filipinos can now experience digital payments at its most convenient,” said Orlando B. Vea, President and CEO at PayMaya Philippines and Voyager Innovations.
Payments made via PayMaya QR offer utmost convenience especially for mall-goers since all they would need are their mobile phones and their PayMaya app to make instant payments.
The technology is initially available in select stores in Robinsons Galleria today, with wider deployment in other merchants and Robinsons malls expected soon.
Loading up their PayMaya accounts to pay for items in these stores is also made easy because top-ups are easily available at Robinsons Business Centers.
Through its QR-based payments–the first-of-its-kind implementation in the country for QR code payments–PayMaya is paving the way for mainstream adoption of digital payments for all Filipinos nationwide.
Robinsons is just the latest to adopt PayMaya’s QR-based payment technology, which recently saw an accelerated rollout across the country, particularly in establishments such as Smart Stores; in communities starting with canteens in partner schools like STI and commercial establishments in cashless cities such as Muntinlupa and Malabon; and in popular merchants within SmartSpots already enabled by WiFi connectivity in key cities such as Baguio, Cebu, and Davao.
PayMaya Philippines, the country’s pioneer and leader in cashless payments, is the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations.