PayMaya has made online shopping even easier
[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a press release from PayMaya]
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-two year old designer Claudine dela Cruz discovered PayMaya via Facebook. She says before PayMaya, she never did online shopping because she needed to have a credit card. “I would usually just browse online but now I can actually order the things I’ve always wanted to have,” said Claudine.
Claudine, along with other people her age, are beginning to discover these conveniences and are enjoying the benefits of using PayMaya—the newest digital payments innovation from Smart eMoney, Inc.
Bringing online shopping to the youth
Millennials are known to be constantly connected and yet there’s one thing that’s keeping them from shopping online more often— not having a credit card. PayMaya tries to bridge this gap by offering a simple way to do digital payments without having to apply for a credit card or even open a bank account.
With the app, you can enjoy online shopping, booking travel tickets and accommodations, reserving and purchasing movie and event tickets, and getting first dibs on online promos.
By downloading it on your smartphone via the App Store or Google Play, you also get access to the PayMaya instant virtual Visa. This can be conveniently loaded at loading stations such as Robinsons Business Centers, SM Malls Business Centers, 7-Eleven convenience stores, Smart Stores and Smart Padala centers, among others. You are also entitled to a 5 percent discount on call and text loads from Smart if you top up using PayMaya.
If you also want to have a physical PayMaya Visa Card that you can use to swipe in malls, restaurants, and other merchants accepting Visa, you can upgrade your PayMaya virtual Visa via the mobile app. After filling out the required information and receiving an instant text notification confirming the upgrade, all you have to do is go to a PayMaya activation center such as a Smart Jump store or Smart Store.
For regular train commuters, opting for the physical PayMaya Visa Card with Beep will allow you to use the card as your LRT or MRT train ticket.
PayMaya currently has partnerships with online lifestyle and travel sites like Zalora, Takatack, Philippine Airlines, AirBNB, and Foodpanda, as well as brick and mortar stores like SM and Robinsons Malls. These partnerships provide PayMaya users with exclusive discounts.
As an added bonus, users who download the PayMaya mobile app and successfully register will receive a P50 reward from digital commerce partner Takatack.com, an offer that is available for a limited time only. Those who upgrade their accounts and get a physical PayMaya Visa card for P100 will also get the same amount credited back to their account.
Paolo Azzola, co-COO of PayMaya and Managing Director at Rocket Internet, shares that the app is all about bringing online shopping closer to the youth.
“We want young people to experience all the benefits of shopping online whether these are for gadgets, clothes, travel, games, or music. Now, they can participate in the digital life with PayMaya,” he said. — Rappler.com