What does this mean?
I’ll tell you what it means … THIS is how they are going to stitch your cash supply to your covid vaccine passport status,
If you are not vaccinated, you will have no access to your cash or food …
Soon, everyone will be cashless, and have a social score …
I KNOW FOR A FACT that these systems are in development …
I work within the industry that creates and enables these fucking lunatics …
If you think I’m joking take a read of this …
Woolworths, Coles, and big banks introduce new ways to pay
It’s been a huge feature of the pandemic, and now retailers are planning on using it to make life even easier for consumers.
Aussies will be able to pay for their groceries at Woolworths and Coles by scanning a QR code, with the new option rolling out into stores before Christmas.
No longer the domain of the pandemic – where QR codes have become a feature of checking in to places – the supermarket giants and major banks including Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank have partnered with Eftpos to introduce a new payment platform, called eQR.
It will be rolled out nationally and is expected to help retailers glean more data from customers, by linking their loyalty programs to the QR code, allowing them to personalize offers.
When in-store, it will work by having a QR code at the checkout, which the customer can scan via their phone’s camera or through a shop’s app.
The payment feature will also be available for online shopping, where a QR code will appear next to the item a customer wants to buy.
Eftpos CEO Stephen Benton said the new payment platform was about re-imagining the Australian payment experience.
“We expect eQR will quickly become the QR equivalent of Eftpos tap and pay on debit cards. Covid has changed customer behavior and Australians are now ready for the enhanced payment experience offered by eQR,” he said.
“The eQR platform aims to provide better experiences for consumers and merchants through added security, loyalty, offers and digital receipts, no matter where they choose to shop – online, on their mobile or at the checkout.”
Several Aussie retailers have been trialing the payment platform since it was launched in July, while fintech partners like Merchant Warrior, Azupay, and Beem will help to bring on more Australian merchants in areas such as online entertainment, charities, and fast food.
Eftpos CEO Stephen Benton said it will be a gamechanger, just like when tap and go was introduced. Picture: Supplied
Woolworths Group’s Wpay managing director Paul Monnington, who heads up the supermarket giant’s own payment company, said the business was pleased to adopt QR to help offer its customers a simple way to combine payments and rewards in one transaction.
“We know speed and ease through the checkout are increasingly important to our customers amid their busy lives,” he said.
“Now is the perfect time to introduce QR and we look forward to building the next generation of seamless payment experiences with Eftpos in the months ahead.”
Coles general manager of financial services Paul Askew said the retailer would use the system to offer a better customer experience and link to its loyalty program.
Mark Rayment, NAB’s executive of merchant services said the innovative payment option would allow customers a faster digital way to buy, sell and make payments.
Commonwealth Bank, general manager of merchant solutions Karen Last added: “We’ve seen our business customers become increasingly familiar using QR codes and we’re working with Eftpos to support the roll-out of eQR.”
In the future, the platform could also allow customers to check-in and pay for their goods all at the same time.