Barcodes are now used on payment apps
Have you ever made a payment using SnapScan? Are you aware that these apps rely on barcodes? We tell you how.
13:15 29 September 2020
SnapScan is a modern payment option via an app where you can pay for your goods using your smartphone. Although we may not like to admit it our smartphones almost never leave our hands and that is why this is such a convenient payment option for many. It is a way that barcodes and apps have combined to offer a quick payment option to many, and we can assist you to buy barcodes and register them https://www.buybarcodes.co.za/buy-barcodes
The app was created in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa by Malan Joubert and Kobus Ehlers and won the MTN Business's 2013 App of the Year award for their contribution to the technology of barcodes. The app uses the camera of your phone, the camera scans a QR code which are 3-dimensional barcodes that can store a lot more information than the normal 1 or 2 dimensional formats such as EAN and UPC. They are in the shape of a square and are made up of dots and squares as per the image below. QR stands for Quick Response which is needed for purposes such as this. When a shop has the option for you to pay using this app they will have registered with snapscan and would have their own unique Snap Code, which will be in the form of a QR Code and this is what you will scan when paying them. Setting up your business with them is free, all that they charge is 3% of every transaction processed. This saves businesses vast amounts of money as you are not required to pay a monthly fee along with a percentage of your sales. The best thing about using it is that you no longer have to carry around your bank cards as you merely need to take a picture of our bank cards and create a pin to load them into your app, you can also load funds into your wallet as well so that if you do not want your purchases to come directly off your credit card or debit card you can pay using the funds in your wallet. Easy and cashless. Some restaurants have also started using this app to allow you to pay your bill from your table without having the wait of standing in queues or having to wait for a card machine to be brought to your table, scan the barcodes and pay. Everything about SnapScan has been designed around todays world of fast paced time limits and getting things done in a snap!
They also offer an option for informal traders who perhaps do not have a bank account and would like to withdraw their earnings at the end of each day in cash, they are then able to do this with using a voucher code that the app will provide them with which they can then present at a SPAR retail store or at a Standard Bank ATM and receive instant cash. I am sure at some stage we have all come across a vendor selling something that we would love to buy such as at a flea market or even along the road but we do not have cash on us and there is no ATM in site to draw cash so the vendor ends up losing out on a sale and you on a hand crafted piece for your home. With SnapScan they never have to lose a sale again due to this, even if the customer does not have the app they can scan the QR and it will direct them to the link online where they can download the app within thirty seconds, load their card details and pay for their goods. We are all about supporting small and start-up businesses, so this is right up our alley. We have also been notified of some doctors’ offices using SnapScan, they place the code on the electronic account that they email to their patients and the patients then use the app to pay their doctors bills. This is very modern and very convenient.
Without barcodes, apps and programs alike would not be able to be possible. We know that some may be wary of loading their card details into apps these days with all the fraud going on around us, but we can assure you that this app is one of the safest around. With their partnership with Standard Bank security is their top priority. When you buy barcodes it allows for business owners to move over to modern payment options and technology where they can provide their customers with numerous payment options in order to close a sale and to make payment easy and quick for both parties. When you decide that you would like to buy barcodes for your business there are many formats available for different purposes. If you wish to explore payment options and web based links, then you would use Quick response codes but if you are looking for one for products being placed in retail, we can provide you with information on those two. You may even be looking for a way to place them on your assets in your business and there are specific formats of barcodes used for that as well. We hope that with technology advancing on so many levels that it will encourage more people to research the option to buy barcodes and see that in most industries today they can help streamline your business and increase efficiency and profit by saving on man power and time.
If you have any further questions regarding barcodes and perhaps having a one registered to your business, or to link to your company website, promotional content or perhaps an information page on your product contact us at Buy Barcodes South Africa and we can provide you with sound advice on how to proceed. We are the experts in barcodes, stickers, labels, and registration. Your one stop shop for barcodes in South Africa.