Discount for cashless payments at more than 1,000 hawker stalls as part of e-payment drive

A customer pays for her lunch at the Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre using the QR code payment system on Feb 13, 2018.
A customer pays for her lunch at the Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre using the QR code payment system on Feb 13, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Customers can enjoy a discount for their cashless payments at more than 1,000 hawker stalls every Wednesday in a promotion by payment services group Nets.

The promotion is part of Singapore's nationwide e-payment drive.

From Wednesday (July 4) to Aug 29, those who spend at least $2 at the participating hawker stalls on Wednesday and pay by scanning a QR code on a bank mobile app will receive 50 cents off their bills.

The hawker stalls are located in 36 coffeeshops, 30 hawkers centres and 30 canteens, including Zion Road Food Centre, Maxwell Food Centre and Geylang Serai Market.

It is the second time Nets is running its Go Cashless promotion. The first round was held from April to May and involved 22 hawker centres and canteens.

The number of Nets QR code transactions increased by 20 times at the participating hawker centres during the first promotion, said Nets head of sales Ang Sok Hong.

The drive by Nets to promote QR code payments is in support of Singapore's Smart Nation vision and is part of an effort to convert about $1 billion cash-based transactions across 6,000 food stalls every year into e-payments.

 
 

Nets QR code payments are currently offered at more than 3,000 stalls. Terminal and transaction fees for hawkers have been waived by Nets for three years as part of the promotion.

More details of the promotion can be found at www.nets.com.sg/gocashless


Correction note: This article has been updated for clarity.