Overview of QR code payments

Learn how to turn your phone into a card terminal

Written by Pomelo Pay
Updated over a week ago

In this overview we will cover:

  • What are QR code payments?

  • How to take payments using QR codes

  • Main features of taking payments with QR codes

  • Benefits to your business

What are QR code payments?

QR code payments are quick readable codes that you present to your customers. When the QR code is scanned, the customers are directed to a secure checkout portal to complete payment, so you don't need to share your bank details.

How to take payments using QR codes

Our QR code payments feature allows you to take payments on-the-go using your phone. They are a quick and secure way to take payments without having to share bank details.

  • Open the Pomelo app and enter the amount to be charged.

  • At this point, your unique, secure QR code is generated.

  • Tap in the amount you want to charge your customer.

  • Ask them to scan the code by hovering their phone camera over the QR code.

  • When the customer scans your QR code, they will see a notification pop up on their phone screen.

  • The customer must open this notification, where they will be taken to a payment page to pay by credit or debit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.

  • An email receipt can then be sent to the customer.

Note: most Apple and Google devices have a built-in QR code scanner that automatically recognises the code.

Main features of taking payments with QR codes

No hardware

There’s no need for a separate card reader. All you need is your phone to take a payment.

Cutting edge technology

QR codes are the future of contactless payment. Using innovative technology, you have the ability to take payments at a distance safely.

Payments are 100% secure

Payments are encrypted so you never have to share your account information.

No setup fee or monthly contract

Just a flat fee of 1.49% per transaction.

Benefits to your business

Using QR codes means you do not need to handle cash or use chip and PIN payments when you accept payment in-person, keeping you and your customers safe.

You also have the flexibility to take your business anywhere. All you have to do is download and print your QR code for free. You can then use these codes however best suits your business - you can use them as stickers, table top displays, lanyards and signs.

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