October 17, 2019 By C! Magazine Staff

AF Payments Inc. implements QR-based ticketing system

Passengers may now pay bus fares using GCash, QR Codes

AF Payments Inc., the company behind beep™ cards, implements the first QR code transport ticketing system in Metro Manila-based BGC Bus and Cebu-based Topline Express.

“We are proud to say that our technology is developed in the Philippines, by Filipinos, for Filipinos. To accelerate the growth of QR ticketing and payments in the country, we are opening our QR ticketing ecosystem to other market players. We invite transport operators, payments companies and developers to work with us in widening the reach of QR ticketing,” said Rene Almendras, president of AF Payments Inc.

Additionally, AF Payments is bringing in the convenience of mobile payments. In partnership with GCash, passengers of BGC Bus and Topline Express Ferries can now pay their fare using the GCash mobile app.

How do the QR and GCash payment works?

Apart from using the beep™ cards, commuters now have the option to buy QR code-based tickets that the commuter will scan before boarding the bus or ferry. The new system will replace manually validated paper ticketing to ensure quicker validation and hassle-free commuter experience.

For GCash payments, open the GCash app on your smartphone. Choose Pay QR, generate your own QR code, and scan the QR code on the beep QR Reader. Your QR ticket will automatically print and the fare will be deducted from your GCash account.

AF Payments Inc. is planning to roll out QR ticketing to other partner buses in Metro Manila in the coming months. QR tickets are easy to use and reduce implementation and integration costs for public transport operators. The rich data conveyed through QR code tickets helps operators to accurately and timely record transactions. With its speed and ease of use, commuters also stand to benefit from this technology.

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