Payment platforms, shopping sites eye further growth amid e-commerce boom

E-payments, mobile wallets and e-commerce companies have acquired more users in recent months, and are further expanding their reach.
E-payments, mobile wallets and e-commerce companies have acquired more users in recent months, and are further expanding their reach.PHOTO: DASH

SINGAPORE - Buying chicken rice at a hawker centre without cash was previously unheard of, but now, customers can simply scan QR codes with their phones to pay.

The increasingly widespread use of e-payments - from buying hawker food to shopping online - has given a boost to some companies amid the digital push accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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