The initiative aims to promote cashless transactions and financial inclusion among market vendors and tricycle drivers in Mercado de Calamba, as well as other small businesses and consumers in the city.
Through GCash QR codes, vendors and drivers can easily accept payments from their customers using their mobile phones. This eliminates the need for cash handling and reduces the risk of theft, fraud, and virus transmission. Customers can also use GCash to pay for goods and services.
As of today, GCash onboarded 456 market vendors, over 50 TODA, and 380 stores in Calamba, making it the second city in Laguna with the highest implementation of GCash QR code payment method in its public markets.
GCash also onboarded vendors in the city as GCash Pera Outlet partners, allowing them to earn extra income by offering GCash services such as cash-in, cash-out, paying bills, and claiming padala to their customers.
Moreover, GCash partnered with the Calamba LGU to launch Pay Online, a feature that enables citizens to pay for their real property tax, business permits, and other fees using their GCash app.
GCash is also set to conduct financial literacy programs and other activities to educate locals on how to use and maximize the GCash app, as well as how to secure their accounts and avoid scams.
The GCash app is available for free on Google Play and the App Store. For more information, visit www.gcash.com.