Hardware retail chain Handyman adapts GCash cashless payment system nationwide

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Mynt President and CEO Anthony Thomas with Handyman General Manager Stanley Co

Filipino homeowners, project planners and builders who have been shopping hardware and home improvement needs at Handyman will now have the power to pay their purchases at their fingertips, as GCash scan-to-pay system becomes available in all Handyman branches nationwide.

As the move for nationwide cashless ecosystem continues, Handyman will now implement the cashless payment scheme by the end of March to those who have GCash as part of the strengthened partnership with Mynt.

“At Globe, we are very happy that Handyman will implement the QR scan-to-pay system of GCash. This nationwide rollout is a testament to the increasing interest of the public in using their smartphones as an alternative and convenient way to pay purchases over the counter. No more cash, no need for change,” says Anthony Thomas, chief executive officer of Mynt.

Handyman, a subsidiary of Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc, opened its first store in Robinsons Galleria in July 1994. In 2001, Handyman became a member of the Do It Best Corporation which is one of the biggest hardware cooperatives in the United States. The membership became an advantage for Filipinos as Handyman brought thousands of affordable, high quality imported products to the Philippine market.

“Our aim at Handyman is to make our do-it-yourselfer and homemaker customers happy not only with their purchase but also while shopping. With G-cash as an additional option for payment in our stores, transactions will now be faster and safer for them.” says Stanley Co, general manager of Handyman.

With the increase in smartphone usage in the country and its customer base, GCash continues to make its mark as the preferred e-payment system for Filipinos.

Using GCash to pay over the counter purchases also has its perks. As reward for continually using GCash as form of payment, a 10% cashback capped at Php500 will be given at participating GCash QR merchants to users and subscribers from February 19 to March 31, 2018.

In addition, GCash will also give a 50% cashback up to P500 on the first transaction when using scan to pay in participating GCash QR merchants this coming March 18 To avail, users and subscribers will just have to purchase products on 18th of March.

New subscribers may have access to the GCash scan-to-pay by downloading the latest version of the GCash app to their iPhone or Android smartphone. Once the app is installed, customers can create an account and fund it through the GCash wallet that can be loaded at any of over 12,000 GCash Partner Outlets nationwide. GCash partner outlets include Robinsons Business Centers and 7-eleven branches.

Once the e-wallet is funded, a customer only needs to tap the Scan QR and point the phone at the merchant’s QR code. After recognizing the QR code, one would only need to tap pay. GCash also gives its users and customers security and transparency as all purchases can be viewed on the App. GCash is operated by Mynt, which is owned by Globe Telecom, Ant Financial and Ayala Corp.