Buses tap ‘cashless’ payment

PayMaya Philippines Inc.  teamed up with Araneta Center BusPort to enable Filipino commuters to quickly and more conveniently book and pay for bus tickets through ‘cashless’ means, whether it’s online or at the bus port.

Commuters can now book, reserve seats, and instantly pay for their tickets online at the newly-launched Araneta Center BusPort website powered by PayMaya Checkout, which will help ensure that they have a bus seat even before they arrive at the bus port.

They can also pay using Visa, Mastercard, or JCB cards, or mobile phones with PayMaya QR at the terminal. These payment solutions are part of the total digital payments suite being offered by PayMaya Business to merchants and enterprises nationwide.

The partnership is seen to improve the experience of thousands of Filipino passengers who ride the buses to various points of the country at the Araneta Center BusPort, aside from helping ensure their safety during travel by eliminating the need to bring large amounts of cash to pay for tickets.

“Whether it’s online or at the bus port, booking bus tickets is now more convenient for passengers, and their total experience now made more secure with the help of PayMaya’s cashless payment options,” said Araneta Center senior vice president for operations Antonio Mardo.

PayMaya Philippines president and chief executive Orlando Vea said that from malls to restaurants and now even to bus ports, businesses were realizing the benefits of giving their customers cashless payment options to avail of their products and services. 

“This partnership with the Araneta Center Bus Port will not only bring tremendous convenience to commuters, but will help the bus port operate more efficiently as well,” Vea said.

The Araneta Center BusPort is the first-of-its-kind transport hub to integrate total cashless modes of payment throughout the entire experience, complementing its state-of-the-art centralized ticketing and baggage handling systems and passenger lounge that brought great convenience to commuters.

Topics: PayMaya Philippines Inc. , cashless payment
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