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Ministop partners with GCash for e-payments

Ministop, one of the largest 24-hour convenience store chains in the Philippines, has partnered with GCash to promote cashless payments in the country through QR scanning.

The partnership allows consumers to purchase goods at Ministop using the scan to pay feature of the GCash App. To use, customers only need to download or update the GCash App in their iPhone or Android smartphone, register for an account and load their GCash wallet in any of the 12,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide, including Robinsons Business Centers, Globe Stores, SM Business Centers, Puregold branches, 7-Eleven Cliqq kiosks, and TouchPay kiosks, among others. Once done, they only need to tap or point the phone’s camera at the QR code, and input the amount to be paid.


The GCash App scan to pay feature is initially available at Ministop branches in Cyberscape Alpha and Cyberscape Beta in Ortigas Center starting December 1, with more and more branches slated to roll out the service in 2018. GCash users will also enjoy a 10% rebate when they scan to pay with GCash at the said branches for the whole month of December.

Ministop is a franchise of Ministop Co. Ltd., one of the largest convenience store chains in Japan. It is a subsidiary of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., the second-largest multi-format retailer in the Philippines.

GCash is operated by Mynt which is owned by Globe Telecom, Ant Financial and Ayala Corp.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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