Using Apps On Smartphones With Barcodes To Make Payments

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Paying Using Barcodes

Technology is developing rapidly in these modern days. Initiating a barcoding system in your small business will allow your business to thrive in today's competitive business world. We are here to assist you with all your barcoding needs at There are so many ways that you can use barcodes in order to boost your client's awareness of your business, boost sales, as well as to enhance your client's experience within your business. These days, it is even possible for clients to use barcodes to pay for their purchases with the use of their smartphone. 

In South Africa, SnapScan and other such applications have become more and more popular. So far 50,000 merchants are using it throughout South Africa. SnapScan is an application that clients can download onto their smartphones to complete quick, cashless, cardless payment transactions. When were these applications first created you may ask? Malan Joubert and Kobus Ehlers were the creators. They were based in the university town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape and developed the application in 2013. Very soon after they launched their new app, it was voted MTN Business App of the year. It is free for clients. However, retailers will need to pay a little fee for each transaction. What is amazing about this for retailers is that it is cheaper than the more classic credit card merchant contracts. In addition, this application accepts all South African bank cards and the majority of international credit cards. 

The first step for retailers is to register as a SnapScan Merchant. You will then be issued with a SnapCode. All of these kinds of payment applications use barcodes that are called a Quick Response Code. These are two dimensional barcodes that consist of black squares set against a white background. These barcodes are very versatile and can be used in many different ways. They are also able to store a much larger amount of information than traditional one dimensional barcodes. An example of one dimensional codes are popular retail barcodes such as EAN and UPC barcodes. These are American codes that are used in retailers worldwide. They are used in the sales process as well as stock control. QR barcodes will usually store a URL. Each business will have their own individual and unique barcodes that they will display at the counter, called a SnapCode. When a client wants to pay for certain items or services, all he or she has to do is to use the camera on their smartphone to scan this QR code. Then they must enter the amount that they would like to pay. After this, the next step is for the application to authenticate the legitimacy of the transaction and pay the necessary amount. 

The first thing a client needs to do is to install the application onto their smartphone. The App is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones. Secondly, clients will need to load their banking details onto this application. Clients only have to load this information once. These important details are kept 100% secure and each client needs to enter a pin number in order to gain access. In this way, it ensures that nobody, including the retailers, will have access to the client's banking information. This also means that it is not necessary for clients to carry their credit cards around with them. This makes each payment transaction a lot safer since it is impossible to lose or skim the credit card. This is especially important due to the high crime rate in South Africa.

This application allows them to pay for their purchases using only their smartphone. Clients are coming to expect this from retailers and businesses that they use. Without QR barcodes, payment applications would not be possible. This convenient way of paying has spread throughout the world. By initiating these applications within your business, you can encourage more clients to frequent your store. The more convenient the shopping experience is for a client, the more likely they will be to return to your business. The main goal is to encourage customers to become loyal to your business and thus create a regular source of sales, boosting your overall income and allowing your business to grow. 

Since SnapScan, several more payment applications have been developed throughout the world. These include Zapper, PayPal, Square Cash, and Google Pay among many others. All of these make use of Barcodes. These payment applications have changed the way we handle payment transactions. 

Quick Response codes can also be utilized as a promotion tool. Clients can simply scan your unique QR barcode to gain access to information about your business. You can advertise any current specials and promotions that you are running. All of this will boost public awareness of your business. 

You can also use QR barcodes to create a treasure hunt within your shop in order to promote your customer's loyalty. The way you can do this is to position QR barcodes around your store. Each QR code holds a clue and the client has to scan each one to access these clues, which will then lead them to the treasure. One idea is for the treasure to be a voucher for your store. 

We are able to provide you with codes that are of the highest quality. We offer cutthroat rates and are excited to walk you through the process of promoting your business with the use of barcodes. We are excited to be a part of the new technology. We are keeping up to date will all the recent developments in order to provide the best service possible. They can be used to promote your business in the wider community as well as to boost client loyalty. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about what would be best suited to your specific business needs.

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